Shabby Chic Home Accessories – Doors of Opportunity

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Shabby Chic Home Accessories – Doors of Opportunity

Shabby chic home accessories can turn your house into a home – it’s the details, such as door knobs and hooks, that create a desirable and cosy home.

Shabby chic home accessories are a way to instantly add character and depth to your room. In fact, more people are embracing shabby chic home accessories as a way to capture that sense of home and history family houses often intrinsically have. A recent feature in The Guardian newspaper examined the psychology of our homes. Interior design has in recent years promoted a trend for open-plan spaces – homes without doors or detail – the minimalist look.

But psychologists have said doors are crucial to creating a sense of security, privacy, homeliness and comfort. And doors can become a feature of a room thanks to shabby chic home accessories that add colour, character and style, such as the door knob range available from The Orchard. Door knobs are affordable but add high impact detail to a room’s design. You can buy door knobs from the shabby chic home accessory collection, such as:

The rose ceramic door knob
A pink rose ceramic door knob
The clear glass door knob (small or large)
A glass & metal door knob
The green glass & bronze metal door knob
An embossed ceramic door knob, or the
Square clear glass door knob

Shabby Chic Home Accessories: Shut that Door!

But why are doors so important to our psychology and feelings of home? Annalisa Barbieri in The Guardian realised the importance of doors in interior design when she moved into a beautifully designed open plan home. It was practically door-less. Within weeks, she said she found herself crying on the bathroom floor as it was the only place in her home that had a door: “You don’t realise the psychological importance of doors until you don’t have any. Even forgetting about privacy for a moment, not being able to slam a door to diffuse a moment of anger does funny things to you,” Annalisa writes: “I became obsessed with doors”.

Door Knobs, Hooks and Attention to Detail

Shabby chic home accessories, such as door knobs and hooks create a more homely interior design. The attention to detail is far removed from the pure white, harsh angles of the minimalist look that psychologists say can inspire anxiety. Our living spaces, psychologists say, impact on our well being. Homes that are full of cosy details, such as door knobs and hooks, help create a home where we feel sheltered and warm.

Small details such as shabby chic home accessories, door knobs and hooks all add to the sense of what it feels like to be at home. Neuroscientist John Zeisel told The Guardian house design is linked deeply to our emotions: “When we are happy, a certain endorphin is released, so we need to design homes in order to release that neurotransmitter.”

Homely, Practical and Stylish: Shabby Chic Home Accessories

Shabby chic home accessories can make all the difference; minimalism is not conducive to happiness. The reality of empty open-plan spaces with hard lines is actually hard to live with. If you want to add affordable character to your room, you can create homely, vintage chic with the shabby chic home accessories from The Orchard, As well as door knobs, hooks are a way to bring warmth to a bedroom or hallway, as well as being a practical and stylish way of hanging handbags, scarfs, coats or jewellery. The Orchard offer:

The Vintage Rose double ceramic hook (in black or cream)
A pair of vintage style gold wall hooks
A pair of vintage style white wall hooks
The Crystal Flowers vintage row of 3 hooks

Browse the online shop to view more door knobs hooks and the Vintage Rose collection stocked by The Orchard Home and Gifts. The Orchard is a sanctuary for those tired of characterless contemporary furniture, and who want something a little bit different.

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