Got a stash of travel trinkets, art objects, framed pictures or other knick knacks? Rather than letting them collect dust in a box or clutter up your tabletops and shelves, group them together to form a gorgeous display (also known as a “vignette”) for your home. It’s easy when you know how to do it!

Here are three easy ways to create your own stunning vignette:

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1. Layering

Create depth and height by using the pyramid rule. Anchor the display with the tallest item like a vase or picture frame in the middle, then gradually scale it down with smaller and shorter items in front and to the sides.

Photo: Cuckoo4Design on Pinterest

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2. Group in odd numbers

Style your vignettes in groups of threes and fives rather than twos or fours, for a stronger and more aesthetically-pleasing visual balance.

Photo: Dreamgreendiy on Pinterest

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3. Play with different textures

Don’t be afraid to mix materials! A varying scheme of antique and modern, shiny and matte, metallic and wood or ceramic and glass elements can really elevate and liven up your display.

Photo: on Pinterest

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Text: Elizabeth Liew/The Singapore Women’s Weekly June 2016