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5 Tips On Dressing Up Shelves

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We recently installed white floating shelves in our bedroom and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. Before we installed them I began thinking about how I would dress up my shelves. Keep in mind that I did have some limitations given that the shelves could not hold more than ten pounds. Some immediate rules came into mind when dressing up shelves that I wanted to share with you lovely readers:

1. Balance. It’s all about clean lines and color balance. I went with a black and white theme with hints of colors pulled from decor pieces I purchased at HomeGoods such as faux succulent plants, antlers, candles, etc.

2. Display books (or shoes in my case) that look good and go along with your theme. I also displayed some of my favorite Vogue magazines, including one I just grabbed from Milan.

3. Start at eye level. What do you want to see first? What do you use the most? I put the shoes I wear most and also some of my favorite candles (also from HomeGoods) that I use all the time.

4. Mix shapes and sizes. You don’t want your shelves to look all the same. In my case I had to make sure that I didn’t have too many shoes or decor pieces to one side when comparing each shelve.

5. Don’t limit what you display. Display anything you love from family heirlooms to greeting cards. I displayed a birthday card my fiance gave me, which I love reading from time to time.

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    Rhea
    February 22, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Love the way you did this up!
    Xx
    Rhea
    http://www.fuss.co.in

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      Sara
      February 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Thanks so much Rhea!

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    Diane
    January 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    how many inch are there between each shelf? And how thick are the shelves? Thank!

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    Memorie Shinohara
    January 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I love this! Where can I find these shelves?

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      Sara
      January 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

      These are from Home Depot:) x

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