Embracing the current trend for randomised chic, it’s time to transform the humble shelf into a show-stopping room centre piece. As perfect as a useful display area as it is a stylish yet simple furniture addition, follow these useful tips and achieve shelf-stacking idealism.
Create a unified background for your books by painting the bookcases the same colour as the wall. Blending a colour seamlessly around a room opens up the room as well as making the most of previously unusable awkward and small wall gaps.
Its all about the Composition
If you’re up for turning style convention on its head, turn books on their sides and stack ‘em up at will. Use the readable piles as quirky risers and finish the look by placing a curio on top of each, whether it’s a wooden artist's model or a letter from a vintage sign. Individualistic and innovative, you are using what you already have to full style effect.
The no clutter rule
If you crave organisation and uniformity, group your favourite books and knick-knacks together but avoid overfilling the shelf in order to retain a light and airy display look. Ideal for those who shudder at the thought of clutter, this is the perfect style bridge-builder between intentionally chaotic and obsessive regularity.
Incorporating artwork into your shelving is a sure sign of your serious eye for impressive décor reverence. Clever placement of smaller pieces or the hanging of a larger statement piece creates an idyllic display of personal and exquisite taste that others will be in awe of.
Using Texture and Size
And for those who crave shelf anarchy, don’t be afraid to mix sizes and textures. This look draws the eye in and gives you the freedom to enjoy playing with your home look.