Design School by Havertys

Express your Shelf

Have you ever stumbled across a perfectly styled shelf in a Pinterest/Instagram post or flipped through a home décor magazine and wondered how you could get that same polished look in your own space? Shelf envy is a real thing, but our step-by-step guide will make curating your own lovely shelf, mantel or bookcase easy breezy.

Our A.B.O.U.T. Method

  • ART

    Create a backdrop with prints, framed pieces & canvas art.

    DO: vary sizes & subject matters – the more unique, the better


    Add vertical & horizontal stacks of books throughout.

    DO: group stacks based on theme, color or size – groupings of 3 or 5 work best


    Layer in eye-catching statement pieces like sculptures, bowls, boxes & more.

    DON’T: clutter by filling every space – leave some room for the eye to rest


    Choose a style & color palette you’d like to carry out for a cohesive look.

    DON’T: use more than 3 colors – too many hues can create visual conflict


    Mix materials like glass, wood, metal, ceramics & fabric to achieve dimension through texture.

    DO: add in greenery or faux florals – liven up the space with a few organic touches

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