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.
Contemporary White Patio with Black Grill and Shelf
As seen on Hidden Potential, the backyard of the newly renovated McCoy family home in Huntington Beach, California, features a new pool, separate seating and BBQ areas and storage, giving it the resort feel that the owners wanted.