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5 Ways To Get Your #Shelfie Game On

Shelves are a huge focal point in a room and if you just randomly throw in things into it, it can quickly look like a cluttered mess. It is overwhelming, to be less verbose. And it is often difficult to know how to start. How do I arrange everything? How should I group items? Should I arrange by size or color? If you are anything like this, luckily, we’re here to provide you with some tips to vanquish your shelf decorating nightmares and give your home a strong, pulled together look.


Make a list of the things you like.

Instead of just throwing random things onto the shelves, try to figure out what you really like. You can write down a list of things that you love and stick to it. Take some time to look around at photos in Pinterest or of other peoples’ spaces and see what you’re drawn to over and over.


Know the importance of balance.

Because shelves offer a lot of space to fill, balance and visual weight play a big part in getting it right. Make sure your shelves are not so crowded. Large sculpture pieces can definitely standalone while smaller sculptural items should be grouped in pairs or serve as an accent item to a vignette.


Choose a color palette.

Like with most things related to home décor, it is important to have a clear and consistent palette when styling your shelves. Whether bright, neutral, or moody, the palette for a successfully styled shelf typically consists of a base and then a metallic accent color. This is generally a good practice, but don’t be afraid to experiment and bend the rules and throw a third complementary color in there.


Add some artworks.

Artworks are typically an overlooked accessory that works wonders on a shelf. It adds personality, and it allows you to express your design creativity. Just prop a piece up, or even hang larger pieces over the cross-section for a more “library” look.


Have a healthy mix.

This is the most fun part of styling! Objects, sculptures, collections, flowers, you name it! The key to a good shelf design is to provide a healthy mix and to think sculptural.  


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