Open shelving offers versatility, practicality, and style for organizing and showcasing your collections. However, creating an aesthetically pleasing display can be a challenge.
Enter: Sortorial, local styling and organization expert, with five essential tips to help you curate a stunning open shelf that reflects your unique personality and enhances your living space.
Skip the meaningless Pinterest decor, and aim to curate your accent pieces over time. Look out for sentimental items like holiday souvenirs, family heirlooms, and captivating artworks that will add a touch of joy when you pass them every day.
The Atlas Shelf allows you to add more shelves as you go along, so you don't have to worry about filling empty space right from the start, ensuring a cohesive display that grows with you.
Less is more
Focus on quality over quantity. Avoid cluttering your shelf, invest in key decorative pieces and give them space so they can be fully appreciated.
The modular design of the Atlas Shelf provides flexibility to add units or shelves, creating a spacious and visually appealing arrangement.
Neat but not bland
Create a cohesive color scheme with objects that share similar textures and materials found in your home, while experimenting with different shapes, widths, and heights.
The adjustable design of the Atlas Shelf accommodates objects of various sizes, so you can get the perfect framing for your collection everytime.
Layer for depth
To make your shelf display more dynamic: layer, stack and stagger the placement of objects. Place taller objects behind shorter ones to create triangle groupings, and balance visually heavier pieces with lighter ones. A tall, structured plant can be paired with softer, dangly creepers, and large photo frames can be layered behind a low stack of books.
Aim to group items in bundles of threes instead of in a single straight line. Consider how these will look across the entire shelf display, instead of just the shelf that it's on.
Keep it fresh
Aesthetic open shelving is a canvas that you can constantly edit to reflect your evolving taste and interests. Periodically reassess your display - rearrange and swap out items, introduce seasonal decor, and incorporate new-found treasures. One quick way to do it: rotate a vase of fresh blooms.
With the modular and adjustable features of the Atlas Shelf, you don't have to get it right the first time - experiment with these tips till you create the perfect open shelf display for your home.