I must admit I am a huge fan of open shelves. Open shelves are such a fresh and updated look for almost any home. And they add so much visual weight and interest to a room. I recently added a small shelving unit in my living room and there are so many possibilities for styling them. Here’s a look at open shelving in decor!
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I’ve put many things in this corner of my living room. A hutch, a huge carved wall hanging, pictures, and subway art. But just like Goldie Locks, nothing was “just right”.
That is until I decided to add this slightly industrial looking shelve! My living room can look a little formal for my taste so I use a few touches of refined farmhouse and industrial to give it a much more approachable look and a comfortable feel.
You can see the shelves HERE.
Shelves give height and interest to an area. And this area in the living room certainly needed both.
Once the shelves were assembled the fun part started… styling them!
I pulled out a bunch of decor elements I thought might work with the shelves and the living room. This was certainly a big “shop the house” project!
You might have noticed the picture that usually hangs over the sofa is now on the top shelf! I wanted the visual effect of the shelves to be taller than the French doors. And be close to the height of the architectural art that flanks the left side of the french doors.
Our eyes need to move up and down and around furniture to perceive a room to be interesting and beautiful. So building height on some of the walls of a room is so important!
I still have a few tweaks to make on the bookshelves and I’ll show you those next week.
Could one of your rooms benefit from open shelves? Just be very careful to pick out the right style and size for your room. Do you want to dress it up? Down? Make a room feel cozier? Does a room in your home need a visual height? These are all great questions to be asking if you are thinking about updating a room with shelves.