Get 5 tips for a really good shelfie.Design
Is the “shelfie” the new gallery wall?
We think the gallery wall is a keeper yet like the gallery wall, perfecting the #shelfiegoal is an art.
To get that Insta perfect bookcase, here are 5 tips designers use:
Go for beautiful covers. Use a variety of sizes. They must be beautiful. They will be propped up and simply stacked. It ain’t a shelfie without books.
2. Cute print
Placing framed art/print on a shelf is unexpected yet eye-catching,
3. Sculptural element
Something dramatic like an orb, a bust, vase, even a bowl helps to create interest and structure.
4. Create playful vignettes
Let each shelf tell a story. Style each one different to create movement and balance. Make groupings. They can be clusters of similar items or completely different. Take into consideration height. You’ll want some things with height for drama and interest. You want the eye to dance amongst your shelves with delight.
5. Add some natural elements
You’ll need some texture. Natural elements are a lovely way to achieve this look. Think baskets, plants, gemstones, shells, coral, branches, horns, etc. Be adventuresome here and have some fun.
Next month we will help you style your coffee table. Until then how many of you were lucky enough to score this coffee table book?
Ready to style your own shelfie? Here are some items to help you get started.