As seasons change, you may feel inspired to decorate your living space without the costly option of changing all your furniture. In that case, the visual triangle technique can help restyle your home using your existing décor pieces, supplemented by a few trendy ornaments you can shop for within the RCS Shopping Network.

 

The visual triangle technique is great because of its infinite possible variations and is a design secret that can be applied throughout every room in the home, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Done right, it creates a visually appealing arrangement that guides the eye and creates centres of interest in any room. Now here’s how to apply the method.

 

 

DISPLAY YOUR KITCHEN UTENSILS IN A VISUAL TRIANGLE

If you’ve got your favourite kitchen utensils readily available on your countertops and shelves for ease of reach, why not use them as décor pieces as well by simply arranging them in a visual triangle?  

 

Pro tip: Use similar colour palettes in each visual triangle grouping, adding items with a pop of colour to the mix for intrigue.

 

WHAT TO GET:

Cup tree, R129.90, Game

Mugs, R18 each, Game

Teapot, R369.95, Edgars

Sugar bowl, R229.95, Edgars

Plant pot, R229, H&M

Pineapple candle, R99, H&M

Canister honeycomb, Large, R229.95, Edgars

Canister stripe, Small, R99.95, Edgars

Salt & pepper, R89.95, Edgars

3-piece wooden utensils, R89, Game

 

 

MAKE YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE A STATEMENT AREA

While you may have limited space on your bedside table, there’s always still room to arrange your bedside lamp, books, scented candles and picture frames in an appealing visual triangle while keeping everything functional.

 

Pro tip: The items you arrange into visual triangles should be in groups of odd numbers, such as three, five or seven.

 

WHAT TO GET:

Table lamp, R499.95, Edgars

Jewellery box, R149, H&M

Jewellery dishes, R49.99 each, H&M

Plant pot, R229, H&M

Black gold candle, R229, H&M

Cactus candle, R99, H&M

Handbag, R179.99, The Fix

Watch, R99.99, The Fix

 

 

LET YOUR BOOKSHELVES AND SIDEBOARDS DO THE TALKING

Bookshelves are an excellent space to create visual triangles. You can arrange your books in a mix of horizontal and vertical groups, adding interesting ornaments to the mix. The same can be done on sideboards using coffee table books, pot plants, modern or eclectic vases and candle holders.

 

Pro tip: Start your visual triangle by placing the tallest item in the centre and surrounding it with smaller pieces on the sides. You can then arrange even smaller triangles within or beside the larger frame.

 

WHAT TO GET:

Gold candle holder, R129, H&M

Gold candle holder, R139, H&M

Gold candle holder, R149, H&M

Black vase, R229, H&M

Grey vase, R129, H&M

Grid vase, R399.95, Edgars

Plant pot, R299, H&M

 

 

GET THE PIECES YOU NEED TO ELEVATE YOUR SPACE

Create your visual triangle utilising sentimental pieces in your home with a few stylish décor items. You can buy these using your RCS Store Card and get up to 55 days interest-free, access to cash when you need it and flexible payment options. Don’t have an RCS Store Card? Apply for yours today.

 

*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.