Use a tray – This is key for beginner decorators. A tray forces you to use only the space provided and sets boundaries for decorative objects eliminating the need for “clutter.” Also, if you have a round coffee table, a square tray can make decorating so much easier.
Keep it proportionate – I love balance — if you have one bigger, anchor item be sure to balance it out with a smaller item, or a longer item. But one side shouldn’t feel “heavier” than the other. Play with your display until it feels symmetrical.
Use greenery – Speaking of home, nothing is more welcoming than greenery. While I am not the biggest fan of faux plants, if done correctly this is a great place to put them. If not, changing out seasonal florals are a fun way to keep your centerpiece feeling fresh. Source
Don’t over-do it – Less is more! When in doubt take an object away and see if it feels complete. Sometimes one less item is the key to perfection.
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