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One of the ways to improve interior home décor is installing an etagere. But it is not enough to buy an etagere. You need to know how to style it properly. If you have no idea how to do that, we have come up with a few tips to help you turn an etagere into an elegant piece of furniture. Read on.
Mix Scale and Sizes
(Above photo - French Empire Side Table - Etagere Tiered Table )
Make sure the pieces you choose have different scales and that they are made using a variety of styles. It helps you to get rid of the monotony that comes with displaying pieces that look alike. Since an etagere is meant to give elegance to your room, you need to avoid dull, drab pieces as much as possible.
When it comes to the size, make sure you pick items with different widths, heights, and so on. For instance, you may place a small bottle next to a large one. If the things have the same size, then create stature by placing them on books stacked in a graduated manner. The purpose of varying the proportions and scale is to give the eyes an attractive visual path.
Make It as Minimalist as Possible
(Above photo - French Etagere Tiered Table - Antique Pastry Table Circa 1900 )
It makes no sense to try to fill all the spaces in an etagere. Sometimes, it is good to remain with a few open spaces. While an etagere is meant to display certain items, it isn’t a storage cabinet as such. That is why you should never crowd it with too many items. Carefully select items to display, ensuring that they can complement the etagere without leaving it too overcrowded. If anything, a few elegant pieces will turn any etagere into a competent centre of attraction.
Say No to Clutter
It is very tempting for an etagere owner to try and display all types of trash. As much as the shelves may entice you to use them for storing mail and other loose items, don’t fall for the temptation. If you do, then the items are going to pile up and create a mess you wouldn’t want to look at. Only display art pieces, ceramic dishes, decorative bowls, and so on.
Why would you want to design your home to look the same as another? A little bit of personalization needs to go into the design process. You can implement this by choosing the right etagere and then styling it in line with your personality. For example, you may want to include your favorite books, family photos, and other decorative items. Look for artefacts and mementoes you acquired on a trip abroad and display them on the etagere. Not only will the viewed items catch your eye, but it will also appeal to your guests when they make a stopover.
If you want an etagere, we can help you find one. Not only shall we help you to choose the right one, but we shall educate you on how to decorate it. The attention you will attract from visitors to your home will be enough to show you are on the right track.
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