Heaven, Sky & Earth, An Easy Approach to Decorating
During staging school we were taught the Heaven, Sky & Earth principle of arranging table tops. This concept was so simple it stuck with me. You’ve heard the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle before, right… case in point. Heaven, Sky & Earth simply means you need three heights to your arrangement; the tallest item is Heaven, middle is Sky and the lowest object is Earth. Odd numbers of groupings work well together.
Of course, a larger coffee table can handle more items. Sometimes I use a grid system dividing the table into four sections. A very simple approach is to add groups of books to each of the four grids. Trays make a good base layer to define a large horizontal space and corral the accessories. This is where an odd number of groupings usually looks best.
The third and final element is texture which often translates into adding something from nature. It’s fun to make seasonal swap outs. In the summer you may enjoy fresh flowers, shells, or coral; whereas, Christmas balls or greenery would be more appropriate during the winter months. Another option would be something vintage or unique to start a conversation.
Heaven, Sky & Earth
It’s pretty simple.
The perfect combination of all three elements
And the most important tip of all… don’t forget to leave room for feet. Or beverages, preferably not at the same time.
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