How to accessorize with attention-grabbing groupings!
1. Arrange objects into simple groupings called ‘Vignettes’
2. Display objects in odd numbers such as 3 or 5
3. Add depth by layering the items
Placing objects against a mirror, or leaning them against a number of different sized frames on a shelf, is an easy way to create a sense of dimension. Or, as in the case below, the layering was achieved with objects that stand alone and have enough variety in their sizes, colours and textures that the layering effect works!
Place objects from the back of the flat surface to the front instead of in a straight line the length of the surface. Position the smaller items in the front, staggered to the side just a little.
4. Vary the height, textures and shapes of the objects.
Mix hard and shiny accessories with rough and natural. Use weathered wood or iron architectural elements to introduce an unexpected texture. Photo frames, which come in finishes from shiny enamel to beaded, offer an array of texture options.
Use small pedestals to elevate items, or try stacking books to create a platform for smaller objects.