If you’ve worked in a retail store you understand the importance of the term merchandising for creating visual interest and a sense of enjoyment in a store. We’ve all been through stores that don’t utilize this concept – although you may not remember them since you were so unimpressed that you scooted right out!
But what is it that makes things interesting? And more importantly, why should you care?! Well the way we see it, the methods behind merchandising a retail store can also be applied to your home. We’d like to share those tricks with you so that you get those “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” all while making your family and guests want to stay awhile in your cozy, interesting home.
A more commonly used term in arranging home decor is Tablescaping. There are several tricks of the trade which we’ll talk with you about each Tuesday over the next few weeks in our new Tablescape Tuesdays series. So stay tuned!
This week: The Rule of Threes (and other odds and ends)
Plain and simple: things look best when grouped in odd numbers (3, 5, 7, 9, etc.)
Above, the glossy boxes act as a single visual object, similar to the stack of books below. And look… even the pictures on the wall are hung in rows of threes! Ok, ok, there are a total of six frames (an even number). I guess it just goes to show: rules are meant to be broken!
A leaning mirror (below) or piece of fan coral (above) can act as one of your three objects. Both of these items are taller and give the arrangement some visual height, which is important to perfecting the look. We’ll talk about this in more detail in the future.
Be sure to let us know about your tablescaping secrets in the comments below. We always love new tricks!