I get asked a lot how I know how to display items in my decor. ????????♀️ My response is always, “I don’t know.” But, Deb has pointed out that not everyone knows HOW or WHERE to display their favorite pieces of “junk”. So, I figured maybe if I started writing a post on this subject, I could come up with a few pointers that I use. Which, in turn, would be a better answer than the above. ???? Here is how I decorate a side table.
I’m no expert, whatsoever. And, you all know what’s coming next… Don’t call the you-didn’t-go-to-school-for-this police on me. ????????♀️ Because, I’m not claiming that I did. I did not go to school for interior design. Quite frankly, I didn’t go to school for anything after high school except to be a secretary. Yes… people who are 152 years old (I’ve been lying this whole time) really did that back then. ???? And we took shorthand and actually typed on typewriters. But that’s beside the point.
I bought my first house when I was 20. So basically I’ve had a lot of practice. I subscribed to all of my favorite magazines back then: Country Living, Country Homes, and Romantic Homes. Those magazines were referenced quite frequently. I had a large collection from years past before we moved, and sadly, those were one of those things at the end that went bye bye. (I’m sad about that actually) They were my tried and true “go to” when it came to inspiration.
I learned some tricks along the way of what I liked and what I didn’t like from those old magazines. I used to cut out the pictures and keep them in a scrap book for a future quick reference. Yes, girls, those were the good old-fashioned Pinterest boards.
There are several things to keep in mind. And, this trick works for a minimalist and people who like their spaces pooped up with lots of junk, like me.
So there you have it. A few little tried and true tips on how to decorate a side table. I hope this helps more than the “I don’t know” statement that I always use.
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Buh bye now, said in an old lady’s voice who is now mourning the demise of her stack of magazines. They were like old friends.