And the how-to series continues, today with the topic: How do I decorate a shelf? I think open wall shelves are absolutely beautiful, which is why we have so many in our apartment. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to decorate such shelves. Either you can do it with a “WOW effect” because you are a natural or not. But it doesn’t matter if you belong to the “or not” sort, after all, you can learn everything. And there are many helpful tips on how to decorate a shelf harmoniously and I have written down some of them for you.
My basic ingredients for a pretty and harmonious shelf
- Pictures / prints
- Decorative objects
AND NOW TO THE DECORATION TIPS FOR YOUR SHELF.
♥ ︎ 1st tip – things of different sizes close to each other. On the first level I put the picture with the saying and next to it 3 vases. As you can see, the picture is a lot higher than the vases. ∗ Normally I would have placed vases of different sizes at this point, but I’ll tell you below why 3 vases of the same size are necessary here.
♥ ︎ 2nd tip – form groups . On the second floor I made a group of 3 similar vases. These vases have different sizes, which makes it look much more interesting to the viewer. ∗ For comparison, the group of vases in the previous picture looks much more monotonous because the vases are all the same height. The plant next to it ensures the liveliness on the shelf.
♥ ︎ Tip 3 – splashes of color and odd numbers. In this case it’s flowers. In my opinion, there is no more beautiful decoration for your home than fresh flowers. Next to the flowers you can see 3 books. You can see that the number 3 repeats itself over and over again. There is also an explanation for this. When you’re building a group of things, it’s best to work with odd numbers, like 3, 5, or 7. It will sound totally weird now, but it will look more balanced on our eyes.
♥ ︎ Tip 4 – triangle. Make a triangle out of 3 groups or decorative objects. Below I have books instead of vases, but the number is the same. You can use this method again and again. It doesn’t always have to be vases, plants are also good for this.
♥ ︎ 5th tip – opposites attract. Just put vertical and horizontal things next to each other. To make it even more interesting, you can put one object in front of the other. Like the bird in front of the picture here. Just push things back and forth until it gets more dimensions and you like it,
♥ ︎ Tip 6 – It has to feel good ! What is the point if the shelf is well received by others but does not evoke positive feelings in you?
So listen to your heart a little with all the helpful tips. When you don’t feel comfortable in your home. Where then?
THE BEFORE PICTURE.
And here the finished decorated shelf.
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I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you enjoy decorating again.