5 Effortless But Effective Ways To Decorate ShelvesInterior Design & Decor
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Shelves occupy every kind of home, most times used as a means of storage. But in our opinion they're much more than that, each possessing the ability to enhance an entire room if decorated right. So if you're one of those wishing to utilise them as focal points, here are a few examples to try around the house.
1. Proper Curation
Curation is an important aspect when it comes to decorating homes. Almost anyone can pile beautiful pieces into a room, but what ultimately separates a stylish home from other average interiors is the home owner's ability to curate.
These home owners are usually clear about their objective and theme, and will strictly include only items that fit the bill. So fill your shelves with only what's striking and necessary, omitting anything that doesn't go with the flow.
2. Go Low
Shelving don't always require height to look good. Sometimes opting for super low shelves will work out just fine, especially if you use the wall space above it wisely. Hang large graphic paintings there so the area will stand out visually, but try to have each of them follow a similar colour scheme.
Fill your shelves with as many things as you want, but try to let the shelf's contents support the entire outlook, instead of overpowering the paintings at the top. Because what you're trying to do here is promote the visual paintings above, since they very easily create statement.
3. Decorating The Back
Taking risks with home decor is what will lead you to a stunning interior. So have a little fun with your shelve backings, painting them a different colour from the shelf itself, allowing for a more visual pop.
The shelf backings don't necessarily have to consist of only a single colour, and sometimes if you're feeling extra daring you could even paint on motifs. We assure you this bold move will pay off, and it'll feel totally satisfying after looking at your handiwork at the end.
4. Playing With Symmetry
Another decorative tactic you could try is experimenting with symmetry. Whatever you place on one side of the shelf, mirror the effect on the other side. That doesn't mean you have to necessarily purchase two of the same items to balance it out though.
They'll just need to be roughly the same size and shape, or have similar arrangements on either side. Once you're done take a step back and review your results, and see if you can instantly tell there's a sense of symmetry.
5. Use Your Wardrobe
Shelves aren't meant for just books and decorative pieces. Sometimes they can be filled with apparel and accessories, providing a practical means of storage which at the same time aesthetically elevates the appeal of your home.
The most common fashion items displayed on shelves are shoes and bags, and we suggest you use both. Put out the ones that are most vibrant, and if they come with loud patterns, even better. Those shelves will feel like a clear representation of you, showing off the fashion maven that you are.
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