I shared these in the fall, but they bear repeating. I am generalizing them a bit more to work with any look or style.
1.) Height--You need height in your displays, something to elevate objects. I use a small child's chair and a suitcase. You could use a metal stool for a sleeker look, a rustic crate, anything that gives height.
2.) Reclaimed Wood--I believe even the most modern decor can use a little reclaimed wood for texture and warm. For my Christmas shelf, I don't have much, but some that is whitewashed on this star and the frame around it.
3.) Books--are cheap and affordable, can add color and display "shelves" or areas. Wrap them in white paper or silver metallic paper for a cleaner look.
4.) Metal--my metal of choice tends to be rust like this rusty whatnot piece that reminds me of a candy cane or tarnished silver, but you can use copper, gold, bronze or silver.
5.) Natural Elements--This is the easiest for me, the thing I love to add. Pinecones, antlers, greenery, and twigs all add a touch of the outdoors. Again, if you have a more contemporary style, copper or silver leaf those antlers or sticks.
I added a little sparkle to these twigs
with some modge podge
Use these 5 simple tips today for no fuss decorating!