1.Think big: Either a framed photograph or art, I always start with this piece. Now that you have a blank canvas, a large framed piece will ease the work on the rest of the shelves by filling in a great chunk of the area. This will give you a better idea on where should you move next.
You can also use more than one large piece and include similar sizes in different shelves . Over in my shelves I used a +HomeGoods large print in the center shelf and smaller framed photos on the rest of them.
2. Create rhythm: After gathering all the vases that were to be used over my shelves , I started organizing them by sizes. I then dived them in sets of threes; making sure that in each set there were 3 different sizes (probably large, medium and small).
3. Books: Maybe it’s the most obvious thing to use over the shelves ; but try to stay away from the simple vertical arrangement method. Add interest by laying down some of the books and even placing over some of these a small piece of art or a cute ceramic accessory.
4. Plants: I can’t stress enough how important it is to always bring some natural elements into the decor. By doing so, you help the area feel more relaxed while adding a touch of color and an organic look. It doesn’t have to be a big plant, but make sure that the one you choose is apt for the area.
After these tips and a couple of session of breathing in and out (for several times), I’m pretty sure you’re going to end up with a shelf setting that will make you feel happier and less stressed. Hope these simple tips for styling your shelves were helpful and let me know how it all went.