Having clear space on a shelf is just as important as displaying pieces. Be sure to give the objects you're displaying some breathing space so they can be seen and admired.
If styling a multi shelf bookcase, give some thought to how you want the different shelves styled. One shelf might be given over entirely to books while shelves above and below have a combination of books, vases, pictures and plants. Remember you can use your books and magazines both vertically and horizontally. And try stacking some of them into baskets for impact.
I love the vibrancy and life that plants add to a room and I always incorporate some greenery into my shelf spaces. There are some fantastic artificial plants available these days which look incredibly lifelike - if you haven't been blessed with green fingers. A terrarium is also a great way to introduce some greenery.
Colour grouping pieces or books is also something to consider, as is adding in a propped-up piece of art or some personal photos. Shelves are also a great way to display your collections - old trophies, Crown Lynn pottery, or shells collected from the beach.
Most of all, you want your displays to be a reflection of you, so be inventive with how you group it all together. Here's some inspiration from Pinterest to help get you started.
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sometimes I wonder whether it might just be easier to surrender to the clutter that just keeps arriving into my home, instead of persevering in my quest to keep it under control.
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