The new look for shelves

Think the style you learned 10 years ago for shelves is still “in”?
Think again!

Yesterday’s look of mixing textures and objects to give shelves a lived-in, intricate look has been replaced by a more uniform, monochromatic look. Shelves you see in magazines today are sparsely furnished, incorporate lots of neutral colors and natural objects.

For a fresh look on your shelves, try incorporating one or more of the following ideas:

  • Turn your piles of books around to show the colorless pages rather than the colorful spines.
  • Turn the dust jackets inside out to make them all white.
  • Have all frames in a similar finish: try black, white, beige or silver.
  • Incorporate a few nautical pieces: rope, shells, coral.
  • When adding color, pick one vibrant tone to contrast with the neutrals. Teal and yellow are hot options.
  • Artificial greens are still nice in moderation, but try using succulents instead of ivy.
  • Leave 1/3 of each shelf empty.

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