If you've been following Simopoulos Designs for a while, you know that we have been sharing lots of fall decorating tips and tricks. We've shared fall table decor inspiration, fall-inspired color palettes, and decor ideas to style your own shelves for fall. While we've been focusing on fall- these 5 tips on how to style your shelves can be used for any season!
Pick a palette of about 1- 5 colors. This will limit and focus your choices while you are selecting items.
Books make great risers! Bonus tip: Seek out hardback books of like colors at estate sales, thrift stores, and online auctions- blue, black, or white make great neutral fillers.
Have a variety of sizes and textures and pay attention to scale; if something is too small it can lose its impact if the shelf is too long or deep, too large and it will become overpowering.
Having an odd number of items total per shelf generally (though not 100% of the time) is the most pleasing to the eye.
Balance the color; once everything is placed, consider picking out 1 color at a time to look at and see if your eye is hitting it in a fairly equally distributed way. Even if you are doing 1 color in different saturations, approach that the same way. Then go through the same process only with scale/proportion.
Accessorizing is often overlooked when talking about the budget of a project. Simopoulos Designs provides full service- meaning we include everything in our scope- including budgeting for styling at the end.
"Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul."