Besides being super functional and perfect for storage and organization, shelves are a great way to showcase your personal style and add another design element to your space. The best part of all? Restyling your shelves is one of the easiest ways to give a room a little “facelift.” Today, we’re rounding up our five favorite ways to style shelves, because whether you’re reorganizing an office or giving your home a major makeover, they’re sure to give you the decorative inspiration you need.
Arrange your books according to color (think: Roy G. Biv—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). It makes a bold and fun statement that will instantly brighten up a room.
Create a cohesive theme
Whether you start with a color palette or specific subject matter, create an overall theme for your shelves for a sense of unity.
Add some greenery
Consider styling your shelves with a few plants and pots filled with greenery (faux or real!) to give your space some life.
Add a “backsplash”
Painting or wallpapering the inside of your shelves is a great way to add color and drama.
Break up standard piles and stacks of books by displaying favorite shoes, purses and other items you cherish in between. These unique accessories can double as bookends, too. Bonus!
More shelves we love…
Andrea Duclos‘ spacious and colorful shelves.