Stick to a theme
When it comes to making shelving look neat and tidy, the key is grouping things according to theme. For the kitchen, that might be grouping glasses together, or all the white dinnerware together. In the living room, it might be grouping books together, items of the same colour together, or even just grouping travel trinkets together.
Don’t overfill your shelves
If you want your shelves to look good, it’s important to allow breathing room between objects or groups of objects. For example, if arranging a bedroom shelf, group perfume bottle together, leave an inch or more of space between that and a framed photo. In the bathroom, that might be leaving a large space either side of candle or grouped toiletries.
Stick to odd numbers
Items grouped together in odd numbers looks pretty yet effortless. In the living room, this could be sitting one large candle on top of three stacked books. In a bedroom, it could grouping a jewellery box with a decorative object and a vase.
Trays are the perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t want to think too hard about styling. Put all your makeup together on a tray, all your glasses together on a tray, or all your condiments together on a tray. Et voila! Instantly chic and organised.
Add a small plant
No matter where the shelving is located, bathroom, kitchen or bedroom, a small indoor plant will make the space feel more purposefully decorated. Try Devil’s Ivy, succulent, a small croton or an orchid.
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