Neutral tones create a calm and stylish vibe in this living room. Gray bucket chairs are placed on both sides of the room for a mirror effect in the design. A brown leather sofa is topped with neutral gold and silver tinted throw pillows. A tall display shelf houses knick knacks bringing personality to the room.
Yes you want the house to sell itself but often times what attracts the buyer is what they see such as special additions that make the space particularly unique. This one of a kind bookshelf with wood ladder is an example of added character that attracts buyers.
Turn a sunny window into a spot for displaying a collection of your favorite kitchen items. Vintage pieces in a similar color palette, like the blue and white items in this window, are especially lovely when grouped together. Kitchen window shelves are also the perfect location for growing light-loving herbs and flowering plants.
A dark vanity and large wood-framed mirror pop against modern white walls and a glossy sink and counter in this stylish master bathroom, which also features slightly rustic touches like a metal countertop display shelf and light fixture.
For modern farmhouse style, consider covering your vent hood with a wooden canopy, such as this DIY kitchen hood surround project created by Lowe’s. It has a hearth-like aesthetic, and complements the wooden display shelf above the classic farmhouse sink.
To save space in this home, the breakfast bar is a built-in structure with a display shelf. Beside the bar, a steel column is covered in colorful mosaic tile that matches the kitchen backsplash. Recycled teak cabinetry lends warmth to the contemporary room.
Not sure what to showcase on shelves? First, consider what you love. Your interests and hobbies should come through in your accessory choices, says Debbie Wiener, an interior designer in Silver Spring, Md., who helps homeowners create spaces reflective of their everyday lives. "Kids' framed artwork, books, decorative plates, baseball cards or boomerang collections. Your home should look like you," Debbie says. Take stock of vacation mementos, crafts and items you're drawn to time and again when assembling accessories for a shelf arrangement. Design by Emily Henderson.
An open kitchen shelf displays a playful melange of bowls, a reflection of the masterful mix of elements throughout the house. The sleek bowls counterbalance the antique baskets, making the arrangement feel balanced.