Shelf Styling//

It’s been TOO LONG since I blogged! I sincerely had no time amongst the moving and starting a new job, but BONUS, now I have my own designs to show you as well!

Since I’m still piecing rooms together I don’t want to do a full room yet, so I’ve decided to do my favorite, for the most part, finished pieces among our apartment for now.

Today: How to style a shelving unit

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Here are a few tips and tricks I try to stick to:

  1. Stay Simple

As you can see, I’m not overwhelming my shelves. I use enough pieces to consider it useful, but not enough that it seems like I didn’t have anywhere else to put things. Over clutter is the death of a good shelving unit. 

2. Use Different Shapes and Levels

Visually, if everything is the same level, or same shape, it’d be a rather boring unit. Notice the way I’ve set things up. I have books and records on multiple shelves, but I’ve placed them horizontally, vertically, in the middle of the shelf, or to the side. I’ve also added different items to accentuate height or fill a tiny open space from vases, to candles, to the picture frame.

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     3. Personalize it

I love fresh flowers so I’ve added that in two different places. We also recieved this sweet engraved box from our photographer with our engagement pictures, I love that our initials are on it, and it sits perfectly on that shelf. I also LOVE candles. Ask my fiance, or really anyone that knows me, I don’t have a room without a candle.

Find the things you love and fill your home with it! Don’t be afraid to step outside the lines a little either. Our living room is very eclectic with boho accents and gallery walls. This industrial shelf ties it all together!



To all those in Indiana, stay warm and safe tonight!