Five Tips for Styling Open Shelving
TIP 1: Find Balance
TIP 2: Create Repetition
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TIP 3: Three is Not a Crowd
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TIP 4: Turn It Around
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For all you book worms out there who are in a battle between displaying all your beloved novels and wanting a simplistic feel, turn it around. The books of course. By flipping your books to display the pages instead of the binding you can create a minimalistic and cohesive color scheme and utilize the space for books storage.
TIP 5: Think Outside The Box
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Don’t be afraid to lay things down or stack things up. By laying books on their side and stacking smaller items on top you can create height and a variance in texture all in one vignette. We love how this image found on Pinterest from Hunker shows books stacked horizontally and has several books flipped backwards. They used several books to create height for plants and in other areas just one book to add balance.
Displaying items on open shelving or in built-ins doesn’t have to be intimidating or complex. Find balance, create repetition, group in threes and think outside the box by using items in non-traditional ways like flipping. Most importantly, be creative and have fun!
This article was written by Ashley Pasquale.