A beautiful still life can really make a big difference in the home. However, setting one up might be easier said than done. So to help you out, we’ve listed some useful advice.
1. The room
Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or living room? A still life can look different, depending on the room in which it is placed. Relaxing, scented candles and soft elements look fine in the bedroom, while pretty soaps, herbs and spices create a focal point in the kitchen. Let inspiring accessories, magazines and soft lighting do the job in the living room.
2. The setting
Start by deciding which surface to use as the setting for your still life. Perhaps a large plate, the top of a chest of drawers or a small side table. Once that’s decided, the next step of choosing the right accessories is easier.
3. The objects
Choose a colour scheme and materials that match well. That makes it simpler to create an attractive, cohesive look. A good rule of thumb is to keep the colour scheme more subtle the more objects you use. It is also important to try to use elements that complement each other:
Objects in varying heights. Something natural from outdoors. At least one source of light. Glossy against matte. Both round edges and straight lines.
That was a quick lesson in how to create a more cohesive feel in your home using a still life. You can always change part of the still life if you get tired of it, or vary it according to the season.