5 Key Items You Need to Create A Perfectly Styled Shelf

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What is a perfectly styled shelf? What gives a shelf the interior decorator designed style? Do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look, while others are flying under the radar?

5 Key Items You Need to Create a Perfectly Styled Shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Whether your style is farmhouse, minimal, modern, or rich and dark, these 5 items will enhance, balance, and ensure you create a perfectly styled shelf.

1) First of all, use something natural or organic.  Often, this takes the form of a plant or flower, but can also be a simple decor item with touches of wood or rope.

5 Key Items You Need to Create your Perfectly Styled Shelf, what makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Adorable Wooden Sign or a jar with rope

5 Key Items you need to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Flowers or a Plant

5 Key Items you need to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

 

2) Use something vertical. These are the items we tend to add to shelves without giving them a second thought. Vertical items are generally abundant and easy to find in our homes. Photos, framed prints, candlesticks, vases, and books are in this category.  Make sure the item is taller than it is wide, and you have this one covered!

5 Key Items you need to create a perfectly styled shelf, what makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Framed print, this one is a creation by my friend Shelia Joy, her blog is ‘In Search of Sheila.’

I love decorating with framed quotes because they are an easy to swap out and add something fresh to my shelf without spending a lot of money,

5 Key Items you need to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Candlesticks, vases, and bottles. (Vertical decor)

I am infatuated with this green bottle from Wayfair.ca, you can check out their selection of glass vases >> here .

3) Use something that shines, glows or is glossy. Anything that catches the light. All three items in my picture above fit in this category! The flower and metal candlestick on the left definitely glows (when lit), the teal bottle on the right catches the light, and the silver bottle sparkles!

 

5 Key Items you need to create your perfectly styled shelf, what makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Pink glitzy vase and glowing tea light holder.

4) Add something horizontal. Be sure to add horizontal lines to your shelf in the form of a tray, a decorative box, a word sign, or stacked books, just to name a few. Let me know your ideas for any of these key item categories to a perfectly styled shelf in the comments below the post.

5 Key Items you need to create your perfectly styled shelf, what makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

So cute,  ♥ love the writing on the top and sides of this box!

5 Key Items to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Use that wooden tray your hubby brings you coffee in bed on, it is a perfect horizontal item for your shelf.  Say what? Oh right, I was dreaming again.  No breakie in bed lately, he is golfing and I am blogging.  Go ahead, find that unused tray, and wipe the dust off.  It has to be good for something right.  Alternatively, try some decorative books like the ones pictured below from wayfair.com or simply add paper covers in your choice of color to a couple of your own books.

5 Key items to create your perfectly styled shelf. Decorator books from Wayfair. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Decorative books – Wayfair

5) Finally, add something unique. Use something that is a geometric shape, or out of the ordinary. This item often says a lot about your personality or individual style. Furthermore, this item might be that one piece of art or decor that can stand alone on a shelf, and really give it that ‘WOW’ factor.

5 Key Items to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

This hourglass is unique and glitzy while also adding an additional horizontal object to any shelf.

5 Key Items to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

The white, geometric star thingy, (highly technical term) on the left is my unique item on this shelf. You can purchase this item from Pottery Barn, the link is in the Shop4You list below.

So there you have it. The next time you want to perfectly style your shelf, remember to utilize this list to ensure you have items in each category before you start. Get your items ready and come back soon for my easy guide to shelf styling!

Need more inspiration to style your shelf? You are in luck, click on the blue Shop4You links below to check out these Perfectly Styled Shelf items I adore.

Smiles from Lisagirl xo

Shop4You

5 Key items for a perfectly styled shelf.

 

1.Artful shelf with whitewashed French farmhouse finish – Minted

Vertical

5 Key Items for a perfectly styled shelf. This sweet hexagon with dots in blue is available from minted.com

2.Blue Dot Framed Print – Minted

Unique or interesting.

5 Key items to create your perfectly styled shelf. Set of 3 glass balls from Pottery Barn. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

3.Recycled glass balls – Pottery Barn

Unique or different, geometric.

5 Key Items for Your Perfectly Styled Shelf. One of my favorite decor items is this Star Object from West Elm.What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you every wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

4.One of my favorite things is this Star Object – West Elm

Vertical

5 Key Items to create your perfectly styled shelf. This cement vase is available at Pottery Barn.com. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

5.Cement Bottle Vase – Pottery Barn

 

Natural or Organic

5 Key items to create your perfectly styled shelf. This glass lantern is available at Pottery Barn. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

6.Glass Lantern – Pottery Barn

 

Horizontal

5 Key Items to create your Perfectly Styled Shelf. Family Wooden Sign from Pottery Barn. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.7.Wooden Decorative Plaque – Pottery Barn

Horizontal and super sweet.

5 Key Items to create your Perfectly Styled Shelf. this adorable laquer wood tray is available at West Elm. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

8.Decorative Trays – West Elm

Sparkly, and glitzy

5 Key Items to create your Perfectly Styled Shelf. This Belves 8 Piece Glass Votive Set is available from Wayfair.ca. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

9. Glass Votive Set – Wayfair

Glitzy glam

5 Key items to create your perfectly styled shelf. These mosaic boxes are available at the Pottery Barn. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

10. Mosaic Boxes – Wayfair

 

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5 Key Items to create your perfectly styled shelf. What makes a shelf have that interior decorator feel, do you ever wonder why some shelves really make you stop and take a look while others are basically flying under the radar? Follow this list with the 5 key items your shelf must have for a perfectly styled look.

Posted July 19, 2017 by Lisa in Create Space, Products2Luv / 43 Comments

   

43 responses to “5 Key Items You Need to Create A Perfectly Styled Shelf

  1. Great tips! It’s posts like this that make me want to redesign my entire home. I especially love that half-painted wooden sign at the beginning and the glass lantern – very farmhouse chic.

    • Thanks Taylor, glad you enjoyed the post. That new wooden sign is pretty sweet hey. There are so many wonderful decor items online now! Check out the Shop4You list below for some great options.

    • Thanks for stopping by Rosanna! Wouldn’t it be lovely to choose items from the prop house you work at to decorate our homes, oh dreamy!

    • Thank you for checking out the new post, it is nice to hear feedback from you. Happy that this was helpful for you and you can use it the guide!

  2. Meg

    Great post Lisa! The little details of interior design is something that gets so easily overlooked but can make all the difference in the room! Thanks for sharing your tips!
    PS I LOVE the star thingy! So unique and cool! Great find!

  3. Great tips Lisa!
    I am so busy with the kiddos that I wish I had the time to do all this pretty stuff you just showed me how to do. I’ll be pinning this. 🙂

  4. I just hung shelves in my new office and used a lot of these tips to decorate them! I think adding different heights and textures really helped balance them out!

  5. Thanks for the tips Lisa! I like the one about adding something organic like a plant and something vertical, wouldn’t have thought about it. And in love with the little plant on the pink background 🙂

  6. This is such a huge help because my husband & I just bought a new home and i’ve been on a decorating spree lately. I’m re-doing every room as we move in but for some reason, shelves stump me sometimes so i’m pinning this as a guide to use the next time i’m stumped. Thank you for sharing!!

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