All the photos in this post are projects of mine that
have been greatly enhanced by the right accessories.
Here I coordinated the handle shape and color with the fabric lining
Paint trim the same color as your hardware
Mimic the shapes you are working with in your piece
Easily update hardware with paint
It's not always easy to find the perfect hardware but persist till your happy
You can bring different elements together.
Sometimes sticking to what's original is best
I hope this will inspire you and get you thinking.
More ideas can be found in Part II here