Hey guys! Today, we're talking about shelf styling! The styling is the finishing touch to a room, but one of the most important parts to how the space feels in the end.
While it can seem a little overwhelming looking at a completely empty shelf and needing to fill it, I love that challenge. Rarely do I ever just place things on a shelf and have it feel perfect right away. Usually it takes some time to move things around until the shelf looks balanced and organized. But I usually like it to still look a little random--nothing too stiff or symmetrical.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Before you get to the arrangement, you have to think about what to even put on your shelves! My favorite shelves usually have a mix of books, leaning frames, and accessories that are (or at least look) collected overtime. Oh, and flowers. But every room needs flowers, right?
Here's some examples of beautifully styled shelves that incorporate some of these ideas!
|Southern Living found via A Life's Design|
|Lonny- design by Lynn Nigro|
|Amanda Teal Design|
Love the mix of stacked and upright books here!
|A Country Farmhouse|
|2701 Broadway Street|
|Design by Mark Sikes, photo by Heather Clawson found via Design Darling|