If you like lots of stuff in your home, clearing away the clutter can be a challenge. But, if you keep a few things in mind, you should be able to enjoy the best of both worlds.
- Display items of the same or similar color and it will instantly calm the space. These white and off-white pitchers and bowls add up, but because they're not screaming any particular color you can get away with adding more.
- Use the same materials. Glass containers might add to the chaos, but because you choose only one material to work with you can go ahead and show off your pantry supplies.
- Follow the lines. Notice how many horizontal lines there are in this photo? Sameness also helps to keep things from looking like they're taking over the space.
- Contrast. You don't have to eliminate it completely, but the less contrast you have—in color and texture—the less disheveled things will look.
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