STYLIST: Accessorizing Your Shelves

You should treat every room you have as an original outfit. You are the one in charge of getting this room dressed and ready. There are the basics of an outfit and then there are the accessories, the things that really make a person unique. Anyone can buy a shirt from the GAP (or in this case paint their home and buy some Pottery Barn) but your individual style lies in the details, the accessories.

So do your shelves look like this….

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

And you really want them to look like this…

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Here are my go to rules to styling your shelves:

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

1. PRIORITIZE.

Be able to determine which items you want on your shelves and which do not belong. You can not possibly keep and showcase everything you have. Be selective. A never be afraid to throw away items. No matter how well decorated, a house with too much clutter won’t be pleasing to the eye.

2. MIX AND MATCH.

Try and incorporate other items on to the shelves besides what is conventional. A bookshelf does not have to be all books. It is more interesting to combine picture frames and souvenirs from trips. Also, there is no reason to keep items on separate shelves

3. UNIQUE PIECES.

I have said this before, but I will say it a million times. Do not buy things just to fill space. You want everything in your home to have meaning. If you spend money to buy cheap things to fill space you will end up with a house full of things you don’t love that cost the same amount as a few things you really do love. Make sure you fill your shelves with conversational pieces, ones you really want to show the world.

4. REEVALUATE.

You are allowed to change your mind. Nothing is set in stone and everything should be constantly evolving. Make sure your shelves change and rotate. And definitely make sure they are not dusty!!

Advertisements

REINCARNATION: Cozy Neutrals

LOVELETTERSTOHOME

I collect inspiration images. Like so many people I like to collect beautiful things; images, color swatches, scraps of paper. Whatever inspires me really. But I rarely find use for these items. With the creation of Pinterest this habit of pinning beautiful images and never using them has increased tremendously. This is a room I have been dreaming about for a very long time, keeping it in my back pocket for the perfect moment, that turns out to be my first blog post.

I think a bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. Its where I spend most of my time. I love snuggling up in my bed watching movies, or eating breakfast (sometimes even dinner), or even doing homework. My bedroom has always been my safe haven, a place to relax, decompress, and be my truest self.

It would be so easy to recreate this look in your own home on a not-so-glamorous budget:

Skyline Furniture Wingback Bed in Buckwheat for $712
Skyline Furniture Wingback Bed in Buckwheat for $712
IKEA KNAPPA: Pendant Lamp in White for $24.99
IKEA KNAPPA: Pendant Lamp in White for $24.99
Chevron Lamp Shade from Rosenberry Rooms for $88
Chevron Lamp Shade from Rosenberry Rooms for $88
Threshold Organic Blanket from Target. King size for $49.99 *online and in stores
Threshold Organic Blanket from Target. King size for $49.99 *online and in stores
Degraw Bench from West Elm for $299
Degraw Bench from West Elm for $299