The collection above is pretty boring, so I'm looking to spruce it up and add some height. This nook is in our foyer, so it's usually the first thing that guests see upon arrival and the last thing they see when they leave.
I like it to have a candy dish of some sort, usually with lifesavers and mints, which seems to go over well with guests, but I want to get some new fresh elements for this small space.
While a candy dish will likely have to stay, I want to add some height and soften the hard corner edge of the back of the nook.
When you are looking to create an art collection for a small space, choose items that are different in texture and height. Above I've selected a tall, black, smooth vase and paired it with smaller white bud vases that have some texture to them.
The mirror would go at the back of the nook, creating the illusion of more space and softening the back edge, as well as adding texture and warmth from the wooden frame.
The reed orb creates some interesting lines and is visually lighter than the other elements, so works to break up the space well.
Other things that I might add are fresh flowers in the vases, a stack of books propped on their side, and maybe something in leather.