Beautiful Shelf Styling Ideas; If you want to spice up your bookshelves or display cases, these 30 photos will surely spark some decorating inspiration!
Hi beauties! Coming at you with some beautiful shelf styling ideas that you can recreate for your bookshelves or display cases!
Your bookshelf or display case is an important part of your home — and it's probably not as good as it could be. I know mine definitely wasn't. It was boring, old, and bland. I wanted to change that. So I obviously hit Pinterest in hopes of finding some inspiration for my bookcases and built-ins!
Bookshelves and display cases are amazing additions to your home. Among various practical functions, they also look exquisitely welcoming and add a lot of character to an otherwise simple wall. If you are thinking of making a shelf or two for your home, here's a list of 30 examples that will surely inspire you.
Beautiful Shelf Styling Ideas:
Styling a shelf can be a challenge, but it's also a great way to experiment with your own style. It's important to keep in mind that your style will evolve over time, so don't be afraid to try something new! Here are some tips for getting started:
- Start by looking around your house and seeing what you already have. Do you have any books that could be used as decor? Are there any items you've collected on your travels that could fit into the theme of your shelf?
- Take note of what items are already there and think about how they might work together. If you have several different types of books, how can you incorporate them into one space? Do they all belong on one shelf or do they require their own dedicated areas?
- Lastly, don't forget about function! While this step is less about aesthetics and more about practicality, it's still important to consider how well each item will serve its purpose when added to a shelf.
If you're looking for a way to add visual interest and storage space to your living room, consider styling your bookshelves with some of these ideas. Lets look at some ways to decorate your living room shelves:
- Keep it simple: If you've got a lot of books and a small amount of wall space, consider just displaying them on the shelves. You can also add in some candles or other decorative items to show off your personality!
- Add some color: If you want to get creative with your book display, try using colored bins or boxes as dividers between sections of books. This will make it easy for anyone who comes into your home to see what they're looking at without having to move anything around—and it makes it easier for them to browse through if they decide they want something specific!
- Make it modular: If you have enough space on one side of your living room where you can place two different-sized bookshelves next to each other (or even three!), consider purchasing one large unit instead of two smaller ones. This way, you'll have more room for bigger items like vases or lamps—all while still leaving plenty of room for books! Placement is KEY!
Shelf Styling Tips
- Use a wide variety of colors and textures to add visual interest to your shelves.
- Don't be afraid to mix up the heights of your books, or to put them on top of one another. The result will look more natural and less forced.
- Don't worry about matching the colors of your books to those of the shelf. While it's important to have a cohesive color scheme, you don't need to match the colors exactly, because different shades will look more interesting together.
- Try adding some decor to your shelves! A simple candle can make a great accent piece, or try adding some decorative baskets or boxes in different colors and patterns for added texture.
- Add greenery. Greenery makes your product pop out at customers and also adds some natural elements to your space. You can use florist foam or floral foam in different colors depending on what kind of mood you're trying to create.
- Make it symmetrical—or not! A great way to make your built-in shelves feel more intentional is by making sure they're spaced evenly apart and aligned with the rest of your room's design elements. Symmetry is arguably the most beautiful way to style a shelf. It's a classic look that works for any type of room, from rustic to modern. The key to pulling off this look is to make sure everything—including the books, vases, and other objects—are perfectly aligned on both sides of the shelf. But if you don't want them to be symmetrical? That's okay too! Just place them wherever you want them and enjoy the results!
- Use baskets or bowls for depth and storage. Decorative objects are great for interior design but you also want to think about functionality or it will be wasted space!
- Vignette is a French word that means “to surround,” and it’s a great way to describe what you can do with your shelf styling. A vignette is simply an arrangement of things on shelves or in drawers that creates a scene, like a little vignette on your countertop. You can use this technique to bring life to an otherwise empty space and create some visual interest in your kitchen, bedroom, or living room.
- Start by choosing one focal point—a single piece that will pull all of the other pieces together into something beautiful and cohesive. This could be a single item like a candleholder or vase filled with flowers, or it could be an entire grouping of items like dishes placed side by side on the same shelf.
Accessories to Include on your Shelfs:
- Stack of books
- Candle Holders
- Coffee Table Books
- Faux Plants
- Picture Frames
- Personal Touches (pictures, memorabilia etc)
- Home Decor Accents
The shelf-styling ideas in the photos above run the gamut from simple to elaborate, and you should be able to find something that matches your tastes. Whether you stick to just one of our suggestions or take them all into consideration, the key is to have fun with it, and let yourself get inspired by other people's ideas!
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Until next time,