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Shelfie Life

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A shelfie, you ask?

According to the Urban Dictionary; "a picture or portrait of your bookshelf showcasing literature in all of its glory!" This term was originally defined by author Rick Riordan.

Not to be confused with selfie. ex. "As you can see everything in my shelfie is color coordinated".

Not only are we going to take "shelfies" this month, we also are going to look at different ways to showcase our art and collectibles upon our shelves.

Mix textures and shades for "shelfie" interest. Basket, pillows, rug, table runner and pillows,

shop RandiK. Collection here

We all have family photos that we love!

I really like how all of these photos are black and white and arranged on these long shelves on one wall. Putting them together in mass really creates a design statement, and showcases your memories!


Plant lover?

I wish I had a "green thumb", if I did I think I would create a wall garden like this shelf display! Mixed amongst the plants are books and pottery. *Notice how they used the vertical space as well.

I love it!


Group items in one color way for visual impact. Shop rugs, napkins, baskets and pillows at

Randi K. Collection here

Check out, "6 Joanna Gaines Tricks for Decorating Shelves" here

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"It is visually appealing to have lines that you follow", ex. Towels seen here.

Have a collection?

A collection has more of an impact if items are grouped together. Don't you love this tea cup collection shelf display? It adds color and a focal point to this kitchen. This could be done on one small wall.

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Add a little storybook to any child's room! This whimsical shelving serves as art and is functional as well.

Tree Shelf CraythorneCreations /Etsy

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Easy step by step shelf styling tips from Kristen Grove

Mix art with favorite objects prop on shelves against the wall for easy rearrangement.

photo- BHG

Arranging books by color on shelves can have a design impact!


ApartmentTherapy/David Telford

Choose shelves in interesting shapes for collectibles to create a visual interest.

Shop Crate and Barrel here

What a wonderful way to display colorful objects. Who knew action figures could add so much interest! This could be done with other toy collections in a child's room as well.

photo-Apartment Therapy/ David Telford

Using everyday objects as shelves, like this ladder, creates more interest for your shelf display.

photo- Ashley Furniture here

DIY Shelves!

I love these clean lined easy DIY shelves, by Erin Spain

See how you can make your own hanging shelves here

Want to learn more?

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What's on your shelf?

Happy Decorating!


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