Accessorizing your home is a fine art. It's a technique that is developed by acquiring special finds that reflect your personal style and knowing how to assemble them in an artful and meaningful way. It's not as easy as stacking books on a bookshelf anymore. From gallery walls, collections and monochromatic book displays, to minimalist groupings and the use of statement pieces, accessorizing has been taken to an entirely new level.
People have a tendency to rush it. They are quick to hang their artwork in any old haphazard way or decorate their bookshelves with whatever they've got on hand. I believe it's best for these spaces to be curated over time with a more thoughtful approach. Here are a few accessorizing tips I live by:
1) Less is more; This usually applies to everything in life for me, but definitely with accessorizing. It's easier to add than to subtract.
2) Experiment; You might think your blue and white china works on one shelf, but it looks ten times more amazing centered on your cocktail table. Play around with stuff. You'll be surprised.
3) Be selective; Don't fill every cubby, every shelf, every wall with everything tchotchke you've got. Put items where they will leave the most impact.