P.S. Design For You // How to Style a Shelf

Shelves are an essential part of almost every room. So today we're showing you a few simple steps to add some character to your home with shelves! Also, check out the links bellow to shop our favorite accessories to personalize your shelves!

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

1. Start With Height

The best way to make your shelves an eye catching element in your house is to having dimension. Adding something vertical that had height is great place to start! 
How to style:

  • Lamp
  • Flower Vase
  • Plant
  • Tall Frames
Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

2. Add Horizontal Pieces

This is the time to add items that take up the most amount of space. Placing these items on the shelf will ground everything else and add
How to style:

  • Stack 2-3 books
  • Trays
  • Decorative Box 
  • Smaller basket
Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Steph Anderson Photography

3. Bring in Objects

Rule of thumb is the 1:1 ratio when it comes to adding objects. For example, for every stack of books add an object. Adding objects give the shelf helps to break things up and add some character and color!
How to style:

  • Candles
  • Small Figurines
  • Crystal/Geodes
  • Succulents