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5 Brilliant Ways to Display Your Stuff

Try these easy, creative ways to make artful yet useful arrangements of your favorite accessories.

Produced by John Loecke; Text by Sara Bliss

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Organized table top
Wendell T. Webber
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Tray Chic

Coffee tables offer ample space for books, flowers, and decorative pieces, but things can quickly sprawl into a mess if you don't get it right. One trick is to use trays like these lacquer versions to corral like items—such as ceramics and pillar candles—into groupings. Try clustering candles in different sizes and colors in one tray, and bowls or vases in another. Finally, jazz up a stack of books by topping it with a vessel filled with found objects.

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