New shelves are an excellent way to increase your home’s storage space and make it more organized. Today’s custom shelves are both stylish and functional. You can use them as an appealing design feature for a room.
Handyman Connection of Knightdale is the top expert in custom carpentry and prefabricated shelving in our local area. Here are our tips on how to make your shelves more stylish:
- Display Short Items with Tall Items – Your decor doesn’t have to carry a theme to make your shelves more visually appealing. You can create a balanced and thoughtful presentation by complementing shorter, lighter items with taller, heavier items. Varying their placement makes your shelves look more interesting and sophisticated.
- Use Artwork to Balance Shelves – When shorter shelves are above longer shelves, it can be hard to achieve visual equilibrium. Placing a larger piece of art at the end of the longer shelf at the bottom makes the shelves feel more cohesive. The piece of art extends to the height of the shelf above it, unifying the two spaces.
- Vary the Direction of Your Books – If you use shelves to store your library, make your collection look more appealing by placing your books both horizontally and vertically and changing their presentation in each individual shelf. Intersperse objects among the books to make the shelf look more appealing. This arrangement makes sure that the viewer’s eye lingers on your collection.
- Create Harmony with Color Themes – You can use colors to create optical balance. Focus on using complementary colors and spread them out to create symmetry. Another trick you can try is to focus on one bright color on a backdrop of neutral color. By spacing the bright color apart, you can control how the viewer’s eye will move across your shelves.
These are just some of the ways to use your shelf as a decorative feature. If you need help planning and installing new shelves, reach out to Handyman Connection of Knightdale. We will walk you through this home remodel every step of the way, with the goal of a simple, successful, and satisfying project. Fill out our form to learn more tips on styling your shelves. You can also ask for a free estimate.