I get asked a lot if I will do small projects such as styling shelves, to which my immediate answer is YES!! I love the small jobs. In fact, they are secretly my favorite. Of course I love to see a total transformation of a room, but for some reason I just love to work on little areas like night stands, book shelves, and gallery walls. I think people might be surprised by how much these small vignettes can change the whole feel of a room. And if you are working with me, it can definitely be done on a budget.
I wanted to share my shopping tips with you and then also share some pics of a recent styling project (a.k.a long post!)
I spy pairs…
It’s so fresh and just adds a breath of fresh air to all of the solid items.
There’s just something inviting about having some natural elements among the shelves.
via Coco Kelley
Stack, group, lean! It’s fine if you only see a peek of some items, it adds to the visual interest. Add some height by piling and create depth by layering.
via Amber Interiors
Wood, coral, fabric, porcelain, paper, glass, metallic….
Texture is how you bring the shelves to life! Put smooth next to rough, and dull next to shiny for instant character and balance.
via Hi Sugarplum!
Love these large glass jars I found for a steal at Marshall’s: