3. Then create smaller triangles.
Within the larger visual triangle, group items into smaller visual triangles. See how the larger visual triangle on this shelf (above)
is made up of three groupings that form smaller visual triangles.
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from my studio.
Where Should You Use Visual Triangles?
Everywhere. No, seriously. You can employ the visual triangle trick on any surface you're styling, from a bookshelf to a nightstand.
I consistently fall back on creating visual triangles when it comes time to decorate the mantel. I have a seven-step formula I follow, called the Anatomy of a Decorated Mantel
, and one of the key steps is arranging items in visual triangles.