The other request from my friend Sal was about clustering accessories.
Again, tricky! There's so many things you can do, so here's a few easy tips that are guaranteed to work!
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#1 Stick to groupings of 3 things, varying the heights...
#2 Make sure your cluster looks like a cluster by keeping everything REALLY close together (almost touching). Otherwise you'll just look like you've got stuff everywhere!
#3 Use trays to define the area - Especially great on coffee tables because they're so easy to pick up and move if you have little visitors!