Stylish Tips for the Display of Decorative Objects
Gain inspiration for displaying objects from pictures, galleries or nature and be guided by instinct and emotion. Experiment and change objects around as you wish. Displays don’t need to be permanent.
When displaying a group of objects, it’s important you establish a unifying link among them by using colour, shape, size and or texture. Consider if you want the display to focus on colour, form or material.
Use of colour is one of the strongest ways that you can link objects in a display. You may wish to focus on using similar colours, contrasting colours or use various tones of the same shade of colour.
Repetition and display of items on mass creates a bigger and more pleasing visual impact. Odd numbers usually work best when creating a display. For example five candles look better grouped together than four.
To create a formal, refined look with your objects, consider using symmetry in your display. Symmetrical displays tend to suit more traditional spaces. Asymmetrical displays tend to appear more modern and spontaneous with asymmetry more suited to making an impact in a contemporary space.
The size of your objects may differ a lot but the proportions of the group should always be appealing to the eye. Small objects need to be displayed in a group so they don’t appear lost in their surrounding space.
It’s important to consider scale when displaying a large object. (eg. a painting). Large objects need to have a presence, however, they need surrounding space and should never be allowed to overwhelm the room.
A wall niche is the ultimate display area for decorative objects. Usually the niche display remains simple and the result is quite dramatic, resulting in the viewer’s attention being focused on the object displayed. Lighting is vital in niches, making the display area a focal point in the room.