You've finally installed that perfect set of floating shelves you've been dreaming about. You take a step back to admire your handy work—they're the exact size and style you imagined, but something suddenly occurs to you—now you have to style them.
We totally get this dilemma, which is why we want to give you a hand. Sometimes buying and installing your shelves is the easy part, while finding a way to make sense of your books and knick knacks is the real challenge. Follow these four steps and your shelves will be the centerpiece of your room in no time!
Don't overthink it
First things first, don't overthink it. This is probably easier said than done, but we promise it'll make the process much easier. Second, gather goodies from around the house that you're thinking about using before going out and purchasing more. If there's something that sticks out and noticeably doesn't go with everything else, set it aside for now. This will give you a theme and color palette for your shelves.
Start adding things like books, candles and sculptural objects of interest one at time. As you add more, don't be afraid to move things around and rearrange. If things aren't looking right, you can always take everything back off and start over. Play with things a bit—for example, if you're using books, line them up pages out instead of spine out. This will showcase the more neutral color of the pages instead of the cover.
Plants not only add a bit of color to a space, but they're seriously trendy right now. If you're afraid your green thumb isn't ready for something real, though, go the faux route. These potted faux succulents would be perfect on any floating shelf. To add a little more height, stack a few books under the plant.
Finish with personal touches
Make these floating shelves yours by adding things that truly reflect your personality. You can choose one of your favorite photos and a frame that goes with the vibe of your accessories, an interesting souvenir from a meaningful trip or an apothecary jar filled with your favorite candy.
We can't wait to see how your shelves turn out! Share your photos with us on social media and don't forget to tag Delirious By Design.
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