“When you have a really amazing collection of something, and you really, really, really want people to see it, displaying what you have above the cabinetry can be appropriate.If you put any items up there, they need to be big and bulky. Larger, bolder objects should always be used if you’ll be viewing them at a distance.”
STOP! Don’t get out the step ladder yet!
(Sorry to startle you. It’s just that I have to stress something to you before we climb up on the counters with our accessories in tow.)
Before you decide to display something up high, stop and take a moment to evaluate why, exactly, you want to do so. Too many people think that anytime a shelf is in sight there needs to be something resting on top of it.
I’m sorry, but that’s just not true.