A Beginners Guide to Shelf Styling

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE GET IS HOW TO GET THAT PERFECTLY STYLED SHELF.

LETS BREAK IT DOWN…


Distribute Materials Evenly


START AT THE TOP AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN IN A PING-PONG MOTION WHEN DISTRIBUTING LIKE MATERIALS. HERE WE DISTRIBUTED THE WOOD ITEMS TO CREATE BALANCE OF BOTH MATERIALS AND COLOR.


Use Materials in Varying Quantities


METALLICS ARE A GREAT MATERIAL TO PLAY WITH THE DOSAGE. WE DONT LIKE TO OVERWHELM AN AREA WITH METALS SO WE CHOOSE ONE BIG METAL ITEM AND OTHER SMALLER ITEMS TO BALANCE IT OUT. HERE WE PLACED THE LARGEST METAL ITEM ON THE TOP SHELF TO DRAW THE EYE UP WITH THE REFLECTION.


Add in the Greens


YOU ALWAYS NEED YOUR GREENS! REAL OR FAUX, CHOOSE WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES. DONT BE AFRAID TO MIX UP KINDS OF PLANTS TO ADD DIFFERENT COLORS AND TEXTURES. ONCE AGAIN EVENLY DISTRIBUTE FOR A BALANCED LOOK.



Always Add Books & Get Creative With the Bookends


BOOKS ARE OUR ALL TIME FAVORITE STYLING ACCESSORY. THEY CAN BE USED HORIZONTALLY TO FILL SPACE, VERTICALLY TO ADD HEIGHT AND ALWAYS CREATE INTEREST. USE BOOKS YOU LOVE TO READ FOR A PERSONAL TOUCH, AND PLAY WITH THE COLORS OF THE SPINES. FOR A MONOCHROMATIC LOOK TURN THE SPINE AROUND TO HAVE THE PAGES TURN OUT. OUR MOTTO IS…I NEED MORE BOOKS!




Layer it Up


ONCE YOU HAVE THE BASE LAYER SET, GO IN AND ADD LAYERS. PAIR OPPOSITE TEXTURES, COLORS, HEIGHTS ETC TO CREATE MORE INTEREST. HERE WE PAIRED THE AIRY CNADLE STICKS IN FRONT OF THE PICTURE FRAME TO ADD MORE ATTENTION TO THE PICTURE. THE AIR PLANT IS PERFECT TO SOFTEN THE WOVEN BASKET.



Add Personal Items


THIS IS KEY IN MAKING YOUR SPACE YOUR OWN. ADD PICTURES AND MEMENTOS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR SHELVES.


Leave Room to Breathe


ALMOST ALWAYS, LESS IS MORE. LEAVE SPACE AROUND EACH OBJECT AND SHELF TO HAVE ITS MOMENT. OPT FOR FEWER LARGER ITEMS TO CREATE A CHIC LOOK.


Have Fun!


LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST….HAVE A GOOD TIME! THE BEAUTY ABOUT SHELF STYLING IS THAT NOTHING IS PERMANENT. LET A STYLE SIT FOR A WHILE AND CHANGE IT AS YOU WISH. WHEN YOU FIND THAT SUPER COOL VASE AT THE THRIFT STORE, SEE IF YOU CAN ADD IT TO YOUR SHELF. CHANGE IT UP AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE AND NEVER TAKE A SHELFIE TOO SERIOUSLY.


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