One of the hardest things to master in decorating is the art of styling shelves. Arranging multiple objects in an artful, eye-pleasing way is just plain tricky!
I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. Not only do I love a good before and after, but I learn so much from seeing the process of how things get from A to B.
So I thought it might be fun to take step-by-step photos to show how I style my shelves. Not that I’m an expert, mind you, but my hope is that someone might find it helpful.
Welcome to shelf styling 101.
1) Start with a clean space (fairly obvious, but even though I’m using some of the same items from summer I still start from zero).
2) Place the anchor pieces (the tallest, chunkiest objects that will “anchor” the space).
3) Add in the “back row” items.
4) Start layering items. Dimension is key!
5) Fill in the holes.
6) Now fill in the gaps.
7) Now fill in the spaces with contrasting pieces.
8) For the finishing touch…add bits of nature. This adds texture and brings it to life!
I love breaking out these deer plates each fall. You might remember them from this table setting tutorial. I found them at Salvation Army in Toronto for $1.99 each!
I hope you’ve found this helpful. Now go style some shelves!
Enjoy the weekend, friends.
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