How Do I Arrange Knicknacks on Sideboard?

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Q: I have an old 1950's sideboard but I am not sure how to arrange the items on top so they look tasteful and not cluttered. I haven't put much thought into the way they are arranged at the moment — I have no idea what to do! I don't like clutter. I also have a dully-decorated picture shelf (IKEA). There are a few items pictured that I intend to hang above the sideboard, too:

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Is there anything I should get rid of? Are there general decorating tips you could advise me about?

Kindest regards,

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.