In a modern home, people sometimes avoid displaying personal items because they don’t want to detract from the contemporary design of their home. In decades past, many popular decorating trends put a lot of focus on home accessories and overloaded tablescapes. Modern contemporary design puts the focus on the simple elegance of the furniture and other major pieces rather than hiding them behind layers of accessories. Displaying personal items or creating a tablescape can sometimes feel like a step backwards. On the other hand, if a room lacks any personal touches at all, it can end up looking stark and uninviting rather than modern and elegant. The key to a contemporary tablescape is displaying the things that are important to you without overburdening the room.
One of the things people seem to miss the most when they have made the move from outdated, overdone d