A conversation with our stylists
We’ve noticed there’s a general conception that objects are one of those unnecessary, “interior-designy” things that are just for show.
We get it; it can be hard to wrap your head around investing in a sculptural object that has little or no meaning to you, only to place it on your coffee table for the rest of its life.
However, we’re here to argue that decorative objects don’t have to be fussy, and sometimes, an object can pull a space together like nothing else can.
Here are a few tips from our styling team on how they style decorative objects:
The great thing about decorative objects is that they can be pretty fool-proof. A large, interesting sculptural object might be the only thing you need to instantly elevate an entryway vignette, and a smaller, decorative piece can effortlessly add dimension to your coffee table.
If decorative or abstract pieces aren’t your thing, you can still get the finished look objects bring to your space by incorporating personal elements in unique ways.
If you’re styling an object and something just feels off, try experimenting with how you’re balancing the visual weight in your vignette. Maybe you need to add a lamp to the other side of a console table to pull the look together or contrast the materials in a built-in to keep things from feeling too one-note.
If you’re short on space or you’re looking for something a little more practical, pretty everyday objects can be used as statement-making styling pieces, too.
Where do I find that wood chain object you styled in the cabinet?
Hi Laura, you can shop the object here on McGee & Co! https://www.mcgeeandco.com/products/linked-wood-object?variant=29603176742987
Where is the framed landscape photograph from?
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