Thursday, August 18, 2016

Whatever strikes your fancy

Your home is the place where you do life and create memories with your family. It is also a place where you display precious possessions that mean something special to you.

Your home has a story to tell. Your story. The things your family values and likes to do. The places you've been. What beauty means to you.

Collections and decorative accessories, in general, allow you to display experiences lived before, create visual interest and expose your personal style.

The way you exhibit all of your knick knacks matters. If you are looking to show off your treasures in a stunning display that is cohesive and refined, follow these tips:

1. Gather your collections and display them together.

" Anything looks better as a collection" " The different sizes, shapes and colors play off each other, and grouping a collection together gives it emphasis" (Mary Carol).

2. Display what you love. Showcase your hobbies and interests as accessories.

3. Group items by color, shape, theme, material or texture.

4. Use asymmetrical arrangements in odd numbers to create more interest.

5. Mix different heights. Use books, boxes, pedestals and cake stands as platforms to make your arrangement more visually pleasing.

6. Add shine to your display through mirrors, glass, crystal and silver objects.

7. Create layers that give your collection some depth.

Use your imagination! You could display collections, antiques, follow a theme or use accessories that don't have anything in common. Whatever strikes your fancy! Just follow the rules above and you will obtain a beautiful arrangement of accessories that will stand out!

 Do you have any collections? If so, do you use them as decorative elements in your home? I'd love to see your pictures!

Until next week,

Enjoy the last weeks of summer!



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