Single accessories are easy to curate and select, but when it comes to interior designing, you need to create a cluster of smaller décor items to make the space feel homely and lived-in. Not many homeowners are familiar with the art of clustering decoration pieces, so we’re here today to give you some tips on the subject. Let’s take a look:
1. Think: functional + decorative
The first thing that you need to know about creating a cluster of decorative items is that they need to be a combination of functional and purely ornamental trinkets. As you can see in this image, the floating nightstand-come-study desk feature this blend. The combo of table lamp, photo frame, and ornamental vase create a nice amalgamation that is pragmatic as well.
2. Balancing colours
Another thing to remember while creating a cluster of decorative items is that you must balance out the colours. They cannot all be bright, and they cannot all be dull. In fact, they need to be the perfect blend of warm and cool in order to deliver an attractive vibe. The collection of kitchen necessities in this image show a great example of how you can balance all these different colours expertly.
3. Being minimal
Sometimes – especially when you’re working with a clean design aesthetic, or are simply going with a minimal palette – you can pick accessories that are very simple in visuals. They don’t need to have any functional value. They can simply be a stylistic choice for you to complement a table surface or add some contrast to he overall setting. The accessories on the marble textured table top in this image are a great example of how you can do so.
4. Collect everyday items
Since the main purpose of featuring such collections is to make the spaces seem lived in, you can create a collection of everyday items as decorative objects. The cluster of books, sun glasses, and glasses put on the dining table in this image are a great way for you to execute this theme. Just make sure that these everyday items nicely contrast their surroundings an don’t end up merging with them.
5. For the love of decor
And lastly, when you’re working with a space as decorative as a bedroom dresser, then you have the liberty to be as ornamental as possible. You can go with a cluster of different sized photo frames, jewelry stands, vases, candles, and other such items to make it look beautiful.