If you have chosen a table to create a scene, clear the table first. When decorating it is a must to start with a blank worktop. It is not only easier to add and move elements, but also to see the table (and space) in a different way – believe me, it works! I start every restyling with cleaning up, emptying and then displaying the new decorations.
Choose a real showpiece as the main object. By placing a showpiece you can easily work around it. Think of flowers in a vase, a statue and a picture in a frame. In most cases, the showpiece is also the largest object on the table.
Layers. Add layer by layer elements, taking care of depth. Are you going to put down multiple photos? Then choose frames and photos in various sizes. This makes it easy to place the frames at an angle to each other. This way you bring depth and layer by layer in the decorations. In addition to photos, you can also use candles, for example. Small candles at an angle in front of and behind the large candle(s).
Vary in height and sizes. If you are going to create a finished whole on a table, don’t limit yourself to one particular size or height. As soon as all objects and accessories are the same size, the whole looks a bit strange. Play with different objects, thicknesses and materials. This will give the table more layers.
Mix it up! Create a set of different types of elements. Put a variety of books, accessories, collectibles, DIY’s and photos together. Turn that diversity into one whole. All these differences fit together better than you would expect.
Work with odd numbers. Although we don’t make everyone happy with this tip, it’s useful. In most cases, working with even numbers looks less successful than working with odd numbers. Place three candles together, instead of four. The result with such an odd number is in all probability much nicer than the even number. Give it a try!