Typically the word “busy” when referring to interior design is not going to be a good thing. But I submit for your consideration that busy isn’t always bad. When it comes to the use of lots of accessories and knick-knacks, there are strong opinions for and against busy rooms. My eyes crave both simple, minimal spaces as well as rooms filled with interesting bits and bobs.
The key, when using lots of accessories, is to be very deliberate about your color palette. In the second photo, blues and greens are the focus. In this last living room, the color palette is a little looser (which I prefer) but it is still very thoughtfully put together. The largest areas of the room (the walls, the rug, etc.) are neutral, allowing for a plethora of accessories in several fun colors. This is Emily Henderson’s living room so of course I love it. I would jump out of a moving car for that sofa.Like This Post