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SIMPLE SHELF STYLING TIPS + BEFORE AND AFTER

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Source: thoughtsfromalice.com

Source: thoughtsfromalice.com

Shelf styling is such a simple way to bring variety and flair to any room. We love the idea of mix and matching antique pieces with new items or just rearranging some of the items you already have in your home to get a fresh, new look. This week, we are sharing how simple it is to rearrange and add in pieces to your shelf styling along with some gorgeous inspiration. Keep reading to see Morgan's very own shelf styling tackle with her before and after.

 
Source: thegracehouseinteriors.com

Source: thegracehouseinteriors.com

 

 SIMILAR SIZE OBJECTS

Notice how the geo object is close to the same size of the three standing books on the bottom shelf as well as the photo frame on the top shelf. Larger objects stand out more, making them the focus of your shelf. Balance out the larger objects by adding in some smaller ones when necessary.

VARY HEIGHT OF OBJECTS

Placing smaller objects, such as the alarm clock on top of stacked books help create eye movement. Look how the top of the alarm clock aligns with the geo object, and how the potted plant is slightly shorter than the photo on the top shelf.

CREATE A COLOR SCHEME

There are so many color duos and trios that you can come up with. This styling here has pops of blue and it is one of the first things you see since its the dominate color. The secondary color we notice next is the gold and silver from the mixed metal materials.

PLANTS WITH VARIOUS COLOR SCHEMES

Potted plants are a great touch and can be paired with many objects and color combinations for shelf styling. Here are three examples of plants seemlessly mixed into styling to create balance. 

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Source: glitterguide.com

Here on this built-in wall shelf the greenery is the most eye catching due to the large leaves in front of the shelf. The magenta painting comes next, and last we notice all of those neutral wood tones in the other accessories.

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Source: curatedinterior.com

Notice the color scheme contains an abundance of white with gold objects sitting on the shelves. The gold objects all are the focus here, but green is the next color we see.

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Source: homedepot.com

The color scheme of blues and neutral wood tones give off a very coastal vibe. The blue circular painting on the top shelf draws the eye in since it is the largest piece on the entire shelf. This causes the eye to see the remaining blue objects first, before the neutral wood tones in the baskets and other accessories.

Morgans Shelf Styling Before + After

Last but not least, we have Morgan's very own shelf styling before+ after photo that we would like to share with you for inspiration on your next shelf styling project. If she can do it, you can do it too!

Before

 

After

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