This blog post is all about displaying your beloved treasures. At Urbanology Designs, we want your home to be a place of comfort, a haven to recharge you, body and soul. As such, we are acutely aware of how every little component, piece, and arrangement will direct your eyes and, in turn, should mirror what you love. So, rule number one: only display what you love. My heart absolutely loves California’s northern coastline; hence I’m drawn to bringing outdoor treasures inside that remind me of fond childhood memories.
The next helpful tip is to create balance and interest by mixing large, medium, and small things. Too many little things will feel cluttered, but too many big things will feel overly stuffed. Also, placing items solo or in small groups and mixing colors within each group is visually appealing.
Beyond colors and grouping, the next key to arranging your treasures is to mix various shapes for visual interest. Mix curvy sculptural objects, with books, or other opposite shapes.
Lastly, don’t forget about artwork, this can often be the greatest treasure in your home. Artwork is not just for walls, pepper in smaller and medium-sized pieces on bookshelves, in the kitchen, or other unexpected areas.
As an interior designer, my creativity gets tremendously energized when a client brings out their beloved treasures, small heirlooms, and bespoke purchases. Displaying your treasures is part of your home that tells a story and reflects your intricacies. Ultimately, they transcend mere decoration to elevate your sense of joy in a well-lived life, full of treasured moments.