6 Essential Accessories to Style Your Shelves
There’s something to be said for accessories. Whether you love your shelves packed with life, minimal objects or somewhere in between, one thing’s for sure, a well styled shelf or shelves, complete a room.
At Nyla Free Designs, the styling stage starts roughly three quarters of the way through the project. We make lists, talk to our clients about the process and start sourcing in preparation for installation.
When it comes to styling shelves, we have our “go-to” type of products we set out to purchase. Because each home and each homeowner are all so different, the most important part about styling is to stay true to the concept of the home and include our clients personality into the selections.
Are your shelves ready for a makeover? We’re sharing our SIX ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES to style them pretty!
VESSELS AND CONTAINERS
Carafes, candy jars and modern keepsake containers are a great way to add style and personality to your shelves. Stack on top of books, group with complimentary objects or give them stand alone presence. Large or small, they’re a great way to add height.
Beautiful objects such as small sculptures, vases and bowls are great additions to a shelf. Larger vessels make a big impact and because they take up more space, they easily fit into the “less is more” category.
BOOKS & BOOKENDS
Show off your interests and hobbies with stylish books. Display them vertically with the help of design savvy bookends or stack them to create height and an additional layer. Group books by topic, colour or size for maximum impact.
Adding small pieces of artwork or wall decor to the back of a shelf creates dimension and adds interest Whether it’s small works of fine art, your children’s masterpieces or a funky clock, artwork is a great way to add personality and depth. Simply lean the art pieces at the back of your shelf and layer with other accessories in front.
Functional items can also be beautiful! Boxes and bins, baskets and trays are all great ways to hide and store particular items, so you can stay organized in a stylish way.
Whether on your travels, antiquing or simply wandering through a local store, certain accessories jump out as us and we fall in love. They speak to us in ways perhaps others don’t necessarily understand, but that’s ok. These special pieces are essential to styling a bookshelf, adding texture, interest and of course personality. They’ll also be a great conversation starter as you share the story behind the thrill of the find!
Ready to make your shelfie game stong? With these six essential accessories you’ll be in great shape to show off those shelves!
Nyla Free Designs is a Calgary Interior Design studio specializing in mid-high end residential design in Alberta and BC. We’d love to connect with you! Follow along for more interior design ideas and inspirations.