Get your 2021 shelfie on with 4 simple tips to arranging and styling with Gatehouse no.1 as featured on Good Things Utah
1. START WITH A CLEAN CANVAS
Remove everything so you can have a fresh slate to work with. Keep only what is important, fits the purpose and room, is current, and makes you happy.
2. BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION WITH BOOKS & ART
Adding in art pieces to the background of taller shelves helps to fill space up high where it is harder to reach or see smaller items while also adding in personality and pictures. Placing books both vertically and horizontally will give your shelves a collected feel.
GH TIP: If you feel your books colors are distracting you can simply place them with the spine in so the pages show instead.
3. SHAPE & COLOR
Create your color palette by incorporating colors that exist in your space. Refer to fabrics as well as wall color and finish colors.
Mixing in large scale items with medium and smaller items will give balance to the overall look.
Keep it simple- avoid overfilling shelves, it is good to have just one or two larger items like sculptural accents or a basket or boxes on a shelf. Giving a bit of breathing room between groupings will allow you to appreciate individual items more.
GH TIP: Use beautiful containers, baskets, and boxes to store items like paper back books, photos that aren’t framed, or smaller functional items that you do not want or need to display.
4. SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY
In order to “Love where you Live” you need to fill your space with things that fill your soul! Collections that speak to you, souvenirs from travels, or personal heirlooms and family photographs are a great place to start.