Here’s a little secret that so many interior decorators and decoristas use time and again in their homes and in the homes of their clients: they get something they like, and they get several more like it! Not to be confused with a collection, decorating with multiples usually involves larger-scale items, specifically wall decor pieces like mirrors, art, large hanging plants or wall-mounted terrariums, and other items that are bigger and more visible to the eye than tabletop tchotchkes and collectibles.
Want to know more? Read our tips on decorating with multiples after the jump.
Tip 1: Play with geometry
In the above moment, our Metal Jaxon Triangle Wall Art’s interesting triangular design is amplified when displayed with multiple units. Don’t worry so much about orientation; make a modern and artful statement by seeing how connecting the pieces or displaying each one separately creates your desired effect.
Tip 2: Echo multiples in your choice of greenery
In the example above, not only is the wall decor multiplied; the green accents are, too! Inserting multiple air plants in the wall art adds natural, textured elements to the pieces, and transforms it into a “living” art installation.
Tip 3: Just when you think you’ve gone too far, take it a step farther with one to two more sets!
More is more when it comes to decorating with multiples. In the above moment, a grand statement is made with many clusters of brass hexagon-shaped mirrors in an array of sizes and depths for added dimension. And just when you think you’ve gone too far, go ahead and add one more set to the cluster for that ‘wow’ appeal!
Tip 4: Allow your multiple pieces of decor to put a spotlight on key furniture pieces
Multiple mirrors in the above moment create a huge design impact in what would otherwise be a staid corner; another effect is it enables the striking and eye-catching patterns on the upholstered chair to really shine against the backdrop of mirrors.