Consider your overall decorating scheme. This French provincial-style kitchen displays a collection of vintage jugs and vessels in keeping with this charming look.
Stack it up
Keep stacks tidy so it looks like a curated display - rather than a dumping ground!
Place like with like
Group similar objects together - as seen here with timber canisters, glassware and crockery.
Go for visual impact
In this space, the set of colourful crockery loaded on the wall shelf introduces a colour hit that ties in neatly with the kitchen chairs.
Pick pieces you'll use
Display oft-used items instead of pieces that are only used occasionally – it keeps them conveniently to hand, and the added bonus is they'll always stay clean and tidy, instead of being a magnet for dust and cooking grease.