I’m often asked about the best way to display ornaments and accessories at home. I’ll hear folk say things like ‘I just don’t know how to arrange stuff’ or ‘It never looks pulled together’.
Let me say straight up that what follows are not ‘rules’ because there are no ‘rules’ with stuff like this. They’re just guidelines, some ideas of things that seem to work for me. When time allows, I like nothing better than to have a play around, experiment, try things out. Unlike paint colours or anything similarly semi or fully permanent, if you don’t like it you can just rearrange!
Where could I decorate?
When I say ‘shelves’ I also mean any surface in your home suitable for arrangements of accessories. That could be the mantlepiece, bookcase, coffee table, side table, hall table or anywhere else you feel would benefit from some well-placed adornments.
What could I use to decorate?
Almost anything! From books to candles, plants to vases, trays to bowls, anything goes. Travel momentos work well as do most other collectables. Include photos, framed pictures and other pieces of art.
How could I decorate them?
And that's it! Hope this gives you some inspiration, now go and have some fun. Happy decorating!
Images: A mix of my own and a selection at Pinterest.co.uk