OCTOBER 4, 2020
Open Shelving can be both a blessing and a curse. If you have ’em, you know.
When we moved into our home, we had this slightly awkward cut-out area we decided was the perfect spot for built-in cabinets to store books and toys. (We have two little kids but I was not about to have my house looking like a daycare. Gotta hide that shiz.)
To fill the wall space, open shelving seemed like the perfect solution but after they were installed, I was so overwhelmed with how to fill them without looking cluttered.
Over time, I’ve learned with a few great pieces and a simple formula, open shelving can be a great focal point to display your favorite treasures…without spending your life’s saving to do so.
Easy peasy. Grab the items below and get to work. Multiple shelving areas? Rinse and repeat by buying multiple items in the category but switch up the exact pieces so it’s not too matchy-matchy. Don’t forget to shop your own house. You may be surprised what you already have. (I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post.)
Long story short, buy things you like, use what you have and make it fun.