One of the biggest home decorating dilemmas is how to arrange your accessories, whether it be a bookcase, shelf, or tabletop. Here is a few tips that will transform your boring or cluttered spaces into charming vignettes!
Harmony and Contrast. When arranging a space with home decor accessories, one has to keep in mind that the most important thing to avoid here is boredom. This has a lot less to do with the home decor accessories you choose than how you choose to display them. To keep an arrangement from putting the neighbors down for their afternoon nap, remember to keep a balance of harmony (things that feel like they go together, like similar colors or styles) and contrast (things that spice things up by being different – smooth against texture, round against straight line, etc…) You want a bit of both in your arrangement. Perhaps you could create harmony by repeating a square shape or the color purple, and then add contrast by sitting a smooth candlestick next to a rough basket.