Comments (116)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lilhaus

mandcsmamadee... Same! But I think what they mean here is not to DISPLAY our fab finds like they are for sale on the bargain table. I used to just line everything up, then my daughter got a job with a major dept store and learned the art of displays- the Rule of Three.


She rearranged everything in a very pleasing way by grouping the items. Always in odd numbers; 3 items here, 5 there, 1 here. And set in a cattywampus way- heights of the objects varied, as did dimension, depth, textures.


In the photo, I had all that stuff just equally fanned out. I love all those items I've collected over the years, but couldn't get it all to look right. Then my daughter grouped the bottles on their own, the pumpkins on cake platters, candy dishes and candle holders, put the cloche on a stand to get it up higher, the nest on branches with the white pumpkin and candle...and pulled it all in from the edges. (I should have taken a pic of the way it looked before! :/ )


Asymmetrical and unbalanced groupings looked so much better than how I just kind of had everything all fanned out on the table's radius. So much more interest given to everyday objects! I'm thinking that's what they meant... ;)


2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mes1567

ok

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
barbarashearealtor56

I love that piece of art above the couch!

   

Related Stories

Decorating Ideas Do You Have a Minute? Quick and Easy Ways to Style Your Home
Decorating pros reveal the secrets to giving your home a fresh new look in record time
Full Story
Small Spaces Is Your Living Space on the Small Side? Here's How to Lay it Out
Here are 15 ways to set up furniture and accessories in your living room to get the functionality and finesse you crave
Full Story
Trending Now The Golden Rules of Proportion: Decor Laws You Need to Know
An interior designer reveals the essential rules for achieving a perfectly balanced interior
Full Story
Perfect Palettes: How to Choose the Right Colour Combination
Colour specialists and interior design experts share their tips for creating the perfect palette for your home
Full Story
Laundry Renovations 10 Top Design Tips for an Ergonomic Laundry
How to design a high-functioning laundry that's space smart, stylish and easy on your back
Full Story
Interior Design Ideas 10 Basic Design Rules to Learn Off By Heart
By Feioi
If you're unsure about where to start with your interior design, read on for guidance and inspiration
Full Story
Budgeting Your Project Building to a Budget: 12 Must-Know Design Considerations
Know what can influence the final price of a new-build before setting your design wish list in stone
Full Story
Wardrobes Sorted! Expert Advice for a Perfectly Organised Wardrobe
Is a messy, disorganised wardrobe getting you down? Whip it into shape with these professional tips
Full Story
Expert Eye Expert Eye: 6 Ways to Solve Open-Plan Decorating Dilemmas
How to make the most of your open living area, using materials, arrangements, architectural forms and furniture
Full Story