Decorating an empty surface is one of the best places to let your creativity come out. The art of arranging your “objet d’art” involves understanding scale and creating different levels for your things to rest on. Above I’ve gathered some of my favorite objects including white vases, glass candlesticks, family photographs, drawings, and freshly cut greens, and I’ve arranged them on stacks of books, trays, and boxes.
Key tools needed:
- Picture stands, either acrylic or brass. Use these to place smaller pieces or art that can be framed or unframed. Drawings work especially well.
- Stacks of large art, design or photography books. These can be used to create different levels for your various “objet” to rest on.
- Collections of similarly colored objects. For example, I’ve collected various white vases, bowels, milk glass jugs, etc. and tend to arrange them together. The repetition of color makes an automatic statement.
- Flowers, branches or plants. Always have some kind of greenery on your table that is living (fake flowers just won’t do).