It’s a Shelfie Life: Tips On How To Style Your Shelves
Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to styling your open shelves especially if you have so many. The more we ponder on it the more we make it complicated for ourselves. For those that can find themselves in a bit of a muddle and it all gets too much, I’ve put together these really simple easy steps to help you along the way. Again there really is no right or wrong and it ain’t no rocket science. My styling tips are just a simple guide to help, the rest is really down to you. So get your creative juices flowing and have some fun…
1. Mix it Up
Mix up your shelves with books, magazines of different dimensions, artwork and decorative accessories. Create vignettes that add personality and which make your shelves far more interesting.
2. Add Depth
Think of your shelves as layers. Start from the tallest objects at the back and work smallest at the front. The rule of triangles is a great guide, which basically means you place objects in a triangle pattern. It’s a great way to balance your shelves and make them look aesthetically pleasing to the eye. At the end of the day it’s all about having the right flow.
3. Keep it Symmetrical
Symmetry is always a good idea and is always a winner. Try and repeat similar displays of items a few times throughout your shelves. It’s about getting the balance right.
4. Plant it!
A few plants or flowers even ‘faux’ are the perfect way to add life to a space. A great easy option for filling those empty spaces and adding pops of colour to your shelves.
5. Play Around
Unless you are an absolute whizz, we rarely get it right the first time. Don’t be hard on yourself instead keep playing around with your objects until you can look back and be truly happy with the overall look. At the end of the day practice makes perfect!
Remember, don’t feel like you have to cram too many objects in one shelf. Sometimes less is more…