More is definitely less when it comes to decorating. I find a single piece much more aesthetically pleasing than a cluttered jumble all vying for your attention.
Here is a glass cutting board which I have standing in a clear acrylic recipe bookstand. It is both functional and decorative on the kitchen bench.
Everything about this means something to me. The bowl was a gift from my daughters. The rocks were collected by my parents while travelling through western Queensland and were gathered almost 50 years ago. The doily is Nottingham lace and was a gift from a close friend.