Secrets of Using Decorative Objects When Staging Or Decorating a Home

Decorative objects are the finishing touches that you put on a room. Think of them as the jewelry after you’ve dressed the room with furniture and rugs. They can add WOW factor to a room.They include the following:- Candles
- Candleholders and candlesticks
- Small boxes made of wood or other materials
- Vases
- Balls made of porcelain, twigs, moss and other materials
- Bowls
- Plates on a stand
- Small sculptures
- Seashells
- Pieces of coralThe above is by no means an exhaustive list but are just some examples.When using decorative objects, it’s important that they are not placed randomly and haphazardly. There are certain guidelines you should follow.DO group them:- in odd numbers such as 3s and 5s
- in varying heights
- in like types and colorsDON’T:- Place objects in a straight line
- Place objects in the corner of the table
- Place objects so that they block the view of a seated guest
- Crowd the surface with too many objectsMy favorite places to shop for great-looking but inexpensive decorative accessories (which includes objects) are:- Target for lamps, bedding, bathroom items and throw pillows
- Pier One for throw pillows, candles, placemats, napkins and stemware
- Home Goods for decorative objects, lamps, bedding, throw pillows, bathroom items, kitchen items, glassware and artwork
- West Elm and CB2 for urban modern decorative objects and accessories
- Christmas Tree Shops (no, they just don’t sell Christmas items) for beach house accessories in summer
- Bed Bath and Beyond for its great selection of bathroom accessoriesWhat are your favorite decorative objects?Where are your favorite places to shop?

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