welcoming home. Be sure to avoid the following mistakes while decorating a shelf:
1. Not Getting Rid of Clutter
The first and the most important step of decorating a shelf would be to dispose of any clutter to avoid a crowded look. Anything that you have no use for anymore should be eliminated. Another mistake is trying to style a large number of small items on the shelf. The more pieces you place on the shelf, the more disorganized furniture
it is going to look. You need to create an impact with each individual piece. Placing a few small items that you like is okay, but be sure to keep the number limited, particularly when it comes to the shelves in your living room.
2. Failing to Incorporate Books
Whether you have books just for styling purposes or you are a bookworm with a vast collection of novels, shelving should never go without books. You can start by categorizing your books and positioning them horizontally as well as vertically. Another way of organizing your books is by grouping them by color in a Display Cabinet
. The colors must be even placed throughout to give it a pulled-together look. This is best for decorating a shelf with a sizable number of books.
3. Undermining the Importance of Balancing
As shelves provide plenty of space, visual balance plays a significant part in its styling. The items on your shelves should not be too crowded or be placed too far apart that they will begin to look like an empty cube. While styling shelves, a huge sculpture or decorative art piece can stand alone. Smaller sculptures
, however, need to be assembled in pairs so that they are able to accentuate any vignette or book collection. A shelf should have symmetry.