5 Quick Shelf Styling Tips

When you think about shelves they demand decorating and styling to look good.  I hope to share easy on your budget ideas. 

With practice  and the right elements it can be  a lot of fun. You are the artist and your shelves are your canvas.  Here are the easy elements and steps:

Quick Tips
Step #1

Books + Decor=  Easy Style and Visual Interest

When adding books to a bookshelf, lay some horizontally in piles of 3 or more and some vertically to create interest.

Books can be organized and look pretty too.

Step #2

Add height – I usually do this using things like trays and platters to give some height and weight to your shelves. I love my White Farmhouse Platters.

Step #3

Smaller objects can add interest and personality to your bookshelf. Things like souvenirs, nature and even practical items like candles real or faux. They make candles that a click onremote they are lit and easily turned off. These can tell a story about you and your space. Intersperse them throughout your bookcase, grouping them by larger to smaller

Step #4
Living Room

Next, add in your larger objects on the shelves.

This can be large baskets, vases, lanterns, bags.  Stagger these throughout the shelves ensuring no objects with similar colors, heights or shapes are beside each other.

Step #5

Add green!

A few living (or faux) pops of green make all the difference in bringing your shelves to life. Succulents and ferns, or even moss balls, are perfect to bring in a big of nature.

Step #6

Less is More…

It’s often said, “Edit, Edit, Edit!” when it comes to home decorating.  So go for less but bigger items.  Lots of small items can make a shelf look cluttered..

Now take a Step Back and take it all in… did it!

As you will hear me say over and over again and I mean it sincerely….

You’ve Got This!

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