4. Keep things visually simple. Opening a cupboard or closet filled with objects of many different colors, sizes and shapes often appears cluttered, even if the contents are well organized. Matched sets of glassware and dishes usually look splendid lined up on a shelf, but not everything can (or should) come in a matched set. In that case, look to containers to create that cohesive feel — boxes, baskets, trays and magazine files are all wonderful and easy to label. Just remember, if it looks simple, it probably is.