5 TIPS TO LIFT YOUR ‘SHELFIE’ STYLING GAME
Updated: Jun 28, 2019
A house is not a home if its not filled with books. While the norm is to stack books vertically, the rise of the #shelfie has meant a mix of upright and horizontal arrangements are turning the traditional into the more dynamic type.
This doesn’t mean that a stylish book shelf cannot be functional.
Here are 5 tips with some inspiration photos to style your bookshelf while maintaining its functionality.
1. Determine a color theme
Just as you would not pair your brown belt with black shoes, colors play an important role while styling a shelf.
The first thing you got to do is decide your base / core color for the bookshelf. It can be anything from black, white, beige or grey.
These neutrals need some pop, so decide two or three colors that would attract some attention. Don’t worry! Be braver than me.
2. Perfect lighting
Even though white and bright lights might be harsh of selfies but they work great to brighten up your book shelf.
Natural light is the best form of lighting during the day time.
3. Be Quirky
Adding something unexpected or quirky can catch the eyes of visitors and guests.
Humor combined with the seriousness of books surely adds interest of the viewer.
4. Get Tropical
Following a theme is necessary to make a shelf look harmonious. Adding plants is an excellent place to start.
Natural elements like plants and pebbles backed by a leafy design wallpaper can really give your shelf a natural green look.
5. Diversity is key
Just like your stock portfolio, always diversify your bookshelf to get the best results.
Filling the entire shelf with books can seem overwhelming and if you fall short, it just looks empty and patchy.
Adding objects interest like candles, plants, photographs and memorabilia can add a personal touch to your bookshelf.
It can be overwhelming trying to style your #shelfie all at once. The key is to take it step by step.
Follow these steps and add some of your own ideas in the comments section for others to view and engage with.