Each shelf in your home brings a new challenge to your interior styling. From the blank canvas, take a step back and see how the space interacts with the rest of your home. From there, inventory everything you’re working with. Begin imagining what items you’d like to add and determine what groupings will be placed together to tell a full visual story.
Here are our tips for making shelves function for your space:
Determine Its Purpose
Before you begin, it’s important to determine what the shelf’s purpose will be in your home. Will it be used as decorative storage or is it purely an opportunity to add color and style to an empty room? In some cases, it can have many purposes. That’s for you to decide.
Make Balance A Priority
The approach to home decor is unique to each homeowner. However, one thing should always guide your decisions and that is balance. Once you’ve placed your items and groupings on the shelf, notice how they interact with each other. For example, balance throughout the shelf will help guide the eyes around the shelf equally and not to one certain item or side.
Evaluate Your Space
Then, notice how it interacts with the rest of the room. If there is an abundance of color throughout the room, consider providing shelf decor that is neutral and simple.
Break Up Similar Textures & Styles
The decor you choose should be placed strategically to avoid making the shelves look uniform. Incorporate elements of diagonal lines into your placement to ensure that clashing of similar pieces is avoided.
With these steps, you’ll be ready to make any shelf function for your home.