Shelf Styling

I’ve got lots of little shelves and surfaces around my house with arrangements of art, photos, books and random decor that I tend to change around often.

I have a few personal tips when it comes to styling a shelf…

1. Use uneven items to create visual interest. I generally like to pull in a stack of books, a piece of art or some picture frames and some sort of statement piece to tie it all in together.

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2. Create a seemingly “accidental balance” by not having one side look “heavier” or “bulkier” than the other…it doesn’t have to be the same exact heights or amount of items, but the placement of the items should keep in mind the visual balance of the shelf as a whole.

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3. When filling a shelf with like items, try to find a few “unlike” pieces to add to the mix that don’t steal the show, but add visual interest.

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4. Just have fun with it! Use items unique to you that say something about your personality and interests. Your shelves should be a showoff display. Play with different arrangements from time to time and the perfect “style” will come.

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Wall Galleries & Floating Shelves

I am feeling inspired by all the amazing wall galleries and floating shelf arrangements I’ve been seeing on Pinterest. I’ve been redecorating our living room the past couple of months and currently have some bare walls to fill.

Originally Pinned via http://www.charmhome.blogspot.com – Lots of great arrangement ideas!
Originally Pinned via http://www.imonmail.com – This would be great on either side of my fireplace!
Originally Pinned via http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com – I absolutely love this and the way the accent color pops!
Originally Pinned via http://www.ana-white.com – I am in love with long, white floating shelves!
Originally Pinned via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com – I love beach-inspired wall art. This is well done.
Originally Pinned via Kim Leshinski – This is a fun setup – so creative!

Do you have a great wall arrangement to show off? Link it up in a comment for me! I can’t wait to finish mine and share them all with you. Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve got loads of inspiration to work with. Follow my Pinterest Boards! Happy Pinning!