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First stop: the dining table. An infrequently used dining table is a natural place for a tablescape. Why not set it up with an attractive scene to feast your eyes on between meals? For this space, I recommend going for large-scale pieces that won't get swamped on a big table. Try a vintage birdcage, an interesting sculpture or bust, a large vase with cut flowers, stacks of art books or several chunky candlesticks.If you're using objects of different heights, arrange them from tallest to shortest for a change from the typical flowers-in-the-middle setup. Play with the spacing between items until it feels right — sometimes it helps to move one smaller item out of the height order for a more dynamic feel.