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How do I decorate floating shelves?

February 28, 2017

How do I decorate floating shelves?

Question: 

How do I decorate floating shelves?

Answer: 

Decorating anything in the house, including the shelves, starts with this step:

1. Have a cohesive color scheme.

No matter what your style is (mid-century, Scandinavian, eclectic, contemporary or a mixture of others), the thing that matters the most is having a consistent color palette. To cut a long story short, choose your colors and neutrals, pick your accent colors and only after that proceed to styling your shelves within that color scheme. Equally important is sticking with the color palette of the whole room.

2. Use the principle of mix and match.

You can mix vintage and new, different brands, a variety of textures (wood, paper, metal, glass), different styles. For example, vintage has a lot of charm, but too much vintage looks like a flea market. Everything is possible as long as you stay within your color palette. 

3. Objects for styling the shelves:

For styling your shelves you can use: books, art, sculptures, vases, plants, pictures, collections or lights. You can add anything that is beautiful, functional or has sentimental value. Get of rid of the rest. When displaying the objects, try to create interest points and balance.

If you look at the picture above, you can how how your styling objects could fit into your color scheme.

Cheers!





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