Give your best features room to shine.
The key to artful vignettes and tastefully layered rooms lies in the ability to curate your own stuff. As these open shelves show, adding character doesn't necessarily mean putting everything you own on display at once. Here, books are grouped according to colour and pattern together with a few items with impact, like framed art and treasured objects. Empty space gives the arrangement room to breathe.
After you've finished decorating, stand back and remove at least one thing. Display what you love. Store or donate the rest.
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