How to Style a Shelf + Decor Ideas for Every Size Shelf

The more storage space, the merrier. Shelves can not only accommodate storage but make for a great décor spot too! When decorating a shelf, you should be thinking about how you’re going to incorporate your design tastes as well make room for all your storage needs. Think decorative but functional. For example, if you’re a voracious reader and plan on styling your shelf with books, do so in an odd number & add some unique bookends to incorporate both style and functionality! & it doesn’t end there… you can keep adding as much décor as you like but there are four tips that I would take into consideration prior to styling a shelf. I’ve listed them below.

4 tips to take into consideration prior to styling your shelf

1. Balance small pieces with large pieces

Too many small pieces can make the shelf look cluttered. Using large pieces with small pieces will make the shelf look more visually appealing and balanced.

2. Repetition

Get familiar with repeating! This doesn’t just go for styling a shelf…..you should use repetition all throughout designing your home! The repetition of objects creates a sense of unity & consistency. The more we see something, the more likely we are to remember it. It creates an impression on us which is why it’s a staple in design! You can repeat in any way you like, whether it’s in color, physical objects, or texture.

3. Triangle arrangement

Grouping objects in a triangle arrangement is most visually appealing to the eye. The variation of heights in the triangle arrangement will make your space appear filled but not cluttered.

4. Group in odd numbers

This is literally the first rule you learn in design. Grouping in sets of three or five are the most pleasing to the eye.

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