When approaching the design of a home, a person will commonly fall back on what they know and are most comfortable with. It often takes seeing something different in interior design to help make someone think outside of the box. At House of Morrison we are always here to help. One area that deserves a little extra consideration are groupings – a definite design trend of the new year! As they say, if one is good, then two (or three or four) must be better!
So let’s dive in and expand our interior design horizons with groupings of furnishings, lighting, art, AND accessories.
Cocktail Table Clusters Taking Over Interior Design
When designing a living room, a cocktail table is essential and normally finds itself in the center of the space. But what if you were to forgo the one table idea, and instead introduce a few? A pair or cluster of cocktail tables can provide tons of versatility and even more interest aesthetically. Perhaps it’s a very large room, where you can repeat the same cocktail table a few times to form a grander table arrangement.
Or mix it up – find pieces with varying heights to nest together or differing dimensions to play with scale.
Lots of Lights
Lighting is another area where groupings can offer a fresh, new perspective. Don’t think of pendants just for small spaces. Mix it up and combine a few to create a lighting group over a dining table, vanity or console. Find strength in numbers – instead of the traditional chandelier over the dining table, try layering pendants of different shapes and sizes to make a bold statement.
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Another fav lighting idea of mine that was passed along to me by a dear co-worker (shout out to Liz!) is dropping pendants at varying lengths over a bathroom vanity. It’s just too good – how could you not love it?!
Wall Art Matters in Interior Design
Gallery walls are nothing new in interior design but let’s face it, they still scare the heck out of a lot of people. Do I blame them? Not really (it’s a lot to hang)...but I will say they are SO worth it. A gallery wall is an opportunity to really let your personality and interests shine through. I like to incorporate different mediums of art like photography, abstract, and sketches. To take it a step further, you can play with empty antique frames or throw in a mirror or two. The best way to arrange before hanging is to lay out on the floor and play with the arrangement until it “feels right” to you.
Pack on the Plants
Who doesn’t love bringing a little of the outdoors in? Whether faux or real, greenery brings an earthiness and pop of color to any home. I personally believe indoor plants are the ultimate interior design accessory and grouping them together is an amazing way to style them. Placing two or three planters on stands of varying heights can be the perfect touch to a corner or area of a room you just don’t quite know what to do with.
Smaller potted plants grouped together also make for a great accessory on a console, vanity, or kitchen counter. If you’re feeling more adventurous, hang two or three macramé plant hangers in a corner of your home!
Hopefully this helps to push you outside of your interior design “comfort zone” and take a new approach to your space! For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram or stop by the store to see our take on groupings live!