Display Ideas from Interior Homescapes

Display Ideas from Interior Homescapes

Sarah Coffey
Apr 19, 2011

Store History

  • Founded by: Chris Campbell
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

Catalogs aren't always the best place to look for inspiration — they're often more focused on showcasing a product rather than pulling together a look and feel. While online catalog Interior Homescapes has plenty of staged product photos from Global Views, Arteriors, Currey & Company and other designers, they do a good job of conveying ideas for displaying and showcasing objects — we found a few lessons that could be applied to styling your own home.

  1. In a photo of the Regency Bar ($770), mirrored surfaces reflect more light when they're used to showcase glassware and silver ice buckets.
  2. Small objects — like the Butterfly Pin Vase ($55) — have a stronger presence when they're grouped in twos or threes.
  3. Three Conduit Mirrors ($130) from Global Views prove the same rule true, this time in a wall-mounted arrangement.
  4. Bunches of wildflowers in separate glass vases look more laid back than one single arrangement. Shown: Palace Bud Vases ($55).
  5. When grouping similar objects together (especially when they're the same color) it helps to vary the scale. Shown: Wrapped Handle Trays ($197).
  6. Symmetry brings balance, but a tiny bit of chaos keeps things from feeling boring. In the photo of the Quilted Ivory Leather Headboard above ($4,408) the identical bedside lamps add structure, but the hodge-podge of throw pillows shake things up slightly.
  7. If you've got a large space on the wall to fill but not much money, stretch your dollar by hanging a collection of dishes or bowls. Shown: Flying Wall Bowls ($86).
  8. Use contrast to draw attention to a collection. Two glass and metal lanterns set off a contrasting group of ceramic, organic-feeling Oasis Cinched Bulb Vases ($360).
  9. Float leaves and flowers in tall clear vases for a simple modern arrangement. Shown: Glass Silo Vase ($64).
  10. In an all-white arrangement, a little color goes a long way. Shown: Studly Dresser ($1,875).

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