The first technique is that they make the store feel like a residential space. With applied letters and an exterior light over the door, this back room is made to look like an apartment entry.
A note among the glassware below. Makes it feel like you are seeing something left for a messy roommate.
|"Please keep the kitchen neat!"|
The other technique is the quirky displays scattered about. These are not necessarily for sale but they give people surprises as they peek in a corner or look through an opening. The plush cactus leaves inside old fans, in the photo below, achieve this goal.
These are only a few examples, but have you noticed any other techniques used?