After a trip to the beach last week, I came home inspired by the sunshine and breezy weather to add some summer shelf decor to our DIY built-ins. I edited them down, removed dark-colored books, and kept them light and airy. I used a lot of decor that I had already but found a few new things to share! (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
First, I removed every item I had before except for the books. I like to keep my books in the same spots because they work so well and fit perfectly. I also removed some black accents and books with dark-colored spines. Then I chose white, gray, or glass items to start styling. Keeping my shelf styling tips in mind there was a lot of editing and looking back and arranging until everything felt just right.
I like to style one built-in first and then create the other to match but reversed. Books leaned to the left, then on the other built-in, books are leaned to the right. And I do the same with vases (small and large) and my DIY paper mache bowls. So I usually have two of everything or similar if it is a larger item.
The built-ins complement each other this way instead of competing. I feel like if I can keep them the same, then one won’t be styled better than the other one. It also makes our living room feel more put together and complete.
SHOP SUMMER SHELF DECOR
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | I love these vases and the texture of them. They almost look like sand and this bowl has the same texture. And I love the simple texture of these pots I found. Pretty coastal books and driftwood are the perfect accents to finish off the summer shelf decor.