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5 Tips on Decorating Wall Shelves

Posted by CCE Bloggers on 5/9/2017 to General Home Decor
5 Tips on Decorating Wall Shelves

Shelves are a simple yet fun way to decorate the walls. Whether it's the living room, bedroom, office or even the dining room, you can't go wrong with shelving units. They are easy to install, and best of all, shelving units offer an unmatched level of versatility. But once you've installed them, you'll need to decorate them with the right accessories. So, what accessories should you use to decorate wall shelves?

#1) Books

Not surprisingly, books are an excellent decorative accessory to use on wall shelves. Even if you don't actually plan to read them, they introduce a unique visual element that's perfect for this application. You can buy books for $1 or less at many thrift stores and yard sales. You don't have to necessarily fill your entire wall shelf with books, but rather include them as part of the overall decor.

#2) Plants

Another decorative accessory that works well on wall shelves is plants. Granted, not all plants are suitable for use on wall shelving units. You'll need to choose small, low-maintenance varieties for this purpose. Alternatively, you can decorate your wall shelf with artificial plants, which of course do not require any watering or maintenance.

#3) Cuckoo Clock

Of course, a cuckoo clock is another decorative accessory to consider using on your wall shelf. A cuckoo clock is more than just a timepiece; it's a work of art. As such, it's an excellent decorative accessory to display on your wall shelf.

#4) Framed Photos

If you have some unused picture frames lying around your house, put some photos in them and use them to decorate your wall shelf. Using just a handful of traditional 6x9" picture frames, you can make a stunning decorative design on your wall shelf. You can even compliment the framed photos with some of the other decorative accessories mentioned here.

#5) Sculptures

Last but not least, sculptures are a fun way to decorate wall shelves. Again, not all sculptures will fit on a wall shelf, nor should they all be used here. It's recommended that you choose smaller, more appropriately sized sculptures to use on your wall shelf.

These are just a few simple ways to decorate a well shelf. So, what's your preferred decorative accessory for a shelf?

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