Shelf Design: Getting Started

 Shelves have become a way for us to display our collections from our travels, family heirlooms, books, and our latest finds. It is also an affordable way to spruce up a room, since you have many of these items stored away. Dust them off and start telling a story!

It is hard to nail down the perfect recipe for shelves, but here are easy ways to start building them up: a candle with a tray underneath, jars and pots, favorite photos, small art or post cards, coffee table and chapter books.

  I tend to be drawn to whimsical colors and accessories paired with neutrals. I try to pull colors from my photographs or paintings. A neutral base gives you the chance to change up the design and feel as often as you would like. Overall, I like my shelf to be inviting and not so serious. 

 Almost all of my items have been collected over the years (I asked my mom for that pink pot when I was 10 years old), so I am adding links to similar items. I have also added some items that I have my eyes on.

My next shelf post will discuss scale and how this creates a proportioned and uncluttered design.


Marble box:

Book: http://The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures: Adarme, Adrianna: 9781623365103: Books

Glass Cloche:




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