In our open floor plan, we have this wall right in between our living room and dining room. This wall stands as the center of our home and is always a challenge. While I’ve tried different things here, recently it’s been empty. Well today my husband asked that I take some pics of some bookshelves that he got in an auction to sell, so I figured it would be a fun way to transform this blank wall.
The bookcase started out pretty basic, I gave it a couple coats of my favorite paint color of the year, lol, Behr Private Black, and because this little styling session was on a whim, I shopped my house for items to style it with.
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When styling shelves, the secret is layering . . .
and of course cohesion! For this bookcase, I used a theme of whites, browns and natural textures/elements to create this quick little vignette.
A wooden dough bowl, some white vases, printer-paper covered books, and some old magazines for height, help to create interest.
If you follow me on instagram, you should remember my vintage basket plant stand that I scored for $5!!! I adore it, and I love how it adds texture to this little vignette.
Speaking of texture, I grabbed some basket lids and created an impromptu basket gallery wall. I also grabbed my produce basket to add some additional texture and balance things out a bit. Some ideas to fill baskets, especially if your vignette is in the kitchen or dining area: fruits, vegetables, linen: like tablecloths, hand towels or place mats.
To create a little area of visual pleasure (my definition for vignette, lol) you don’t have to go spend a fortune! Shop your house, mix and match, pull elements from different rooms, even if it’s just temporary. Doing this, for me, is definitely a mood booster.
What are some of your favorite tricks for shelf styling?
Here’s another shelf I styled (in the same space) using a lot of the same elements: