HOCO HACK: 'A-GRADE' STYLING HACKS
Styling a surface generally involves grouping of objects together to create a visual feast. We call these 'clusters' or 'clustering'. Whether it is the styling of a coffee table, a bookshelf or a mantle, there is a HOCO-HACK for making the styling work every time. All it requires is some simple visualisation.
We want you to visualise a capital 'A'. The capital 'A' has a broad base that tapers to a narrow top. Now I want you to imagine the capital 'A' when you start creating your cluster.
Grab your tallest object first and position it with some space either side. Then you can grab your next shorter piece and nestle it next to it. Repeat on the other side. You can keep adding pieces as long as it creates the capital 'A' shape. If you think of the horizontal line in the capital A, this is where the main focal point is.
Here are some successful examples: