Take your choice depending on your interior. Either would work well in a shelf display or tabletop or mantel vignette.
Here is an application of black ampersands in a collection of other items. I am specially drawn to the mixture of black and white backed by cream. The stark contrast is made warm and inviting by the wall color. This is a great display.
Here is another example of a collage, this time on a wall not a shelf, using the ampersand. It has been featured in many idea books on Houzz. it is a wonderful diplay of family photos
Image credit http://kaseybuick.com/
Ampersands have also invade the soft world of pillows as noted in these dynamic examples.
by My Bearded Pigeon on Etsy
There is a complete tutorial on how to makes this pillow on the My Suite Bliss Blog
This application shows the impact of scale. This over-sized bright red ampersand was created especially for the offices of Taylor & Ives in New York. It would make a great addition to my sculpture garden!
If all you have left is wall space then check out the wall art available at Target. This painting is bright, lively and affordable!
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