My fool proof method for decorating your shelves. Decorate your shelves like a designer with this simple tutorial!
How to decorate your shelves 3 ways with 1 easy method!
Fool Proof Method for Decorating. Shelves –
Decorating shelves can feel really daunting and leave you unsure of where to start! At least thats how I felt when I first tried decorating our shelves. I was often in tears trying to figure out how to decorate shelves without it taking forever to find the right balance, and look I was going for.
Over the years though I have fine tuned a method I use whenever I am styling shelves and I promise if you give it a shot next time you are decorating the end result will be perfectly styled shelves, every time!
Check out my video below for How to Decorate Shelves:
How to decorate shelves
My method for decorating shelves is all about the placement of the objects I use. I am going to style our shelves in three different ways with objects from around our house, but I will be using the same method of placement to show you how easy this is to apply in your own homes.
First step to properly styled shelves
First thing I am going to do is style the top shelf placing decor from one end of the shelf to the other in varying heights. For the bottom shelf instead of spreading decor from one side to the other I am going to work in two groups.
The goal is to have a stylized look too our shelves, instead of looking like we just have a bunch of objects thrown on there. We want it to look intentional, and the two groups on the bottom also helps give our eye somewhere to rest and looks more visually appealing.
How to know your shelf looks right
When I am done I like to stand back and take a photo to help me see if anything more needs to be added or maybe something’s need to be removed. On the second design I will show you how this method still works with a minimalist design style.
I love to use neutral decor, lots of metallics, natural materials and green to bring life to my designs. On the last shelf we are going to use the same method but go heavy on the decor. This is great for the boho design look.
Incorporate large objects throughout
My last tip is to incorporate lots of large scale items when decorating your shelves.Tall plants, big picture frames and large vases. Instead of just cluttering your shelves with a bunch of small items these large items help balance the look of your shelf.
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