Finding the theme as a starting point usually helps me decide what items and
colour combination I will be using. In this case, the theme was easy – Christmas.
If you need to, be more precise and consistent with the rest of the home,
which in my case was a Cozy Christmas Cabin. The cozy mugsand the snowballs coordinated with the rest of the Christmas home decor.
Arranging items in odd numbers has a stronger visual effect than
shapes form a spacial triangle, thus making it more visually appealing.
The science behind it? I frankly don’t know. I just know it works.
3: ARRANGE ITEMS VARYING IN HEIGHT
The display would not work if the mugs were placed directly on
the shelf, without varying their height, which ties with tip 4 below.
I purchased this cute little mug at Walmart, which cost less than
$3.00 and I knew would be a great addition to the theme. However, it
would have been too short sitting on its own besides the balance, so I
simply placed some small collectible plates underneath to give it more
height. You often see books or cake stands used to achieve this.
5: CREATE DEPTH
Place items offset of each other instead of lining them up. It’s easy to do this in a
hutch, where the dinner plates are placed in the back, but notice the pop bottle
is not aligned to the sifter or soup bowls that are slightly behind the big serving bowl.
8: USE DIFFERENT TEXTURES
in a hutch. I used napkins and dish towels to once
again carry the colour theme all the way down the hutch.
but by someone who enjoys the art of display…:) I hope
you can incorporate some of these some time.
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