HOW TO STYLE
GROUP LIKE ITEMS
Gather two or three items by kind to create vignettes. Cookbooks, dish-ware, and plants are items that can be grouped in sets.
USE VARYING HEIGHTS
Use different heights and shapes so that your eye has several spots to land. Place short items next to taller ones and round items next to square items.
Plants add interest and color to empty shelves. Trailing plants add life and create visual interest. Use fun planters to create conversation starters.
MIX OLD AND NEW
Mix old and items for uniqueness and variety. Old items provide one of a kind character. An old crock can become a planter and a copper strainer can provide function as a container.
SHOWCASE BEST DISHES
Open shelves are a great place to put your best glass and dish ware on display. Martini glass, like dish ware, and copper mugs are pieces to have on display.
SHELF STYLING IS AN ART THAT ANYONE CAN LEARN
Practice playing around with different arrangements of items to see what style you like best.
Crystal Holliday is a Louisiana, lifestyle blogger who loves a good home project, good food, and a big glass of wine.