Take a Shelfie

Move over selfie, because there’s a new hashtag filling up our Instagram feeds. Called the #shelfie, it turns the camera around and puts the focus on your beautiful bookshelves and displays. Offering the opportunity to show off both your penchant for collectibles and literary loves, we thought we’d offer a few tips to get your shelfie trending.

Display your personality: Are you a big collector? A lover of art? Tell a story and infuse your personality into your shelf by incorporating objects that have meaning to you.

Mix it up: Stack books both horizontally and vertically to create interesting lines, and throw in some knickknacks in between to keep it visually engaging.

Have fun with color: Whether you want to make a bold statement with a monochromatic scheme, or create a rainbow of cascading colors, be thoughtful and deliberate when choosing your hues.

Choose wisely: More is not always more when it comes to styling your shelfie. Don’t overcrowd it with tiny items that will just collect dust and compete for attention.

Add some sparkle: Bring your shelf to life with the addition of some glass, crystal, or silver objects. Or consider placing a mirror at the back or bottom to catch the light and allow your shelf to shine.

Think outside the shelf: While we love a curio or bookshelf to put your items on display, you can also create shelves out of repurposed ladders, benches, or anything else that strikes your fancy.