A couple of weeks ago I hosted the first Life + Style workshop in my home. The morning was all about the basics of shelf-styling. There were so many amazing ladies who attended and I’m still feeling the energy of the morning. I’ve been itching to share with you all!
Since this is the first in a series of workshops, I wanted to recap the event for you all! I’m already planning for the next workshop, and I would love to see you there if you’re in the Kansas City area!
Shelf styling is a common question I get when people ask for design advice and there is actually a method to it. For the workshop, we put together a guide to shelf styling for each attendee. I’m sharing a brief recap of the guide, but of course for the full details you’ll have to stay tuned for the next one!
Keep it Simple
It can be really tempting to want to use lots of colors or textures when decorating your shelves. My basic rule of thumb is that less is more.
Use Complimentary Colors
With that being said, consider the theme of your home and the colors that you have incorporated within it. Use these colors to begin. Colors should compliment each other and your home.
Balance & Symmetry
Believe it or not, balance and symmetry are not the same thing. You want balance within your shelves rather than symmetry. Items on shelves should not necessarily be exactly alike, and thus they should be balanced.
Add a Personal Touch
Select one or two personal items to display on shelves. For instance, I have a set of gold birds that I like to use in various places in my home. They are a great conversation piece and can often even be sentimental pieces too!
I like to use these items as my go-to basics for shelf styling:
Of course this just touches the tip of the iceberg and there are many many ways to style shelves. Stay tuned for details coming soon for the next workshop!