Do you want to know how decluttering of a space can lead to decor?
Come, let me share with you my secrets.
- You as a user can change the look of a room simply by altering or reshuffling the items on the bookshelves and tabletops.
- Just as wall decor can have a big impact on a wall, the items you display on shelves and tables can have a powerful effect on the design of any room.
- With time, our attention span gets diverted from these spaces. Gradually, shelves get littered with paraphernalia and lots of other things, gifts etc. which we are not sure where to display or store.
- The paraphernalia on display, has its own story to convey about the space, which may not reflect your emotions and attitude.
- Little alterations in your assemblage can help discard the muddle; and displaying variety of objects that you own, can reveal new compositions.
- For a start, you can begin by exploring images of shelves and tables on various websites and search engines. You may discover that you are more inclined towards scant, sleek surfaces than you imagined; or you may treasure love the look of inclines and tops decorated in monochromatic colours.
- Once, the thoughts are clear, do not hesitate to implement it further. Let’s go!
A CLUTTERED BOOKCASE
- Step 1: Remove old paraphernalia from all shelves, tabletops and centre tables. Place it and group it according to colour, material, quality, type and usage, or any other classification if necessary.
- Step 2: Look for Patterns: You might find that you possess several pieces of metals, brass, stone objects and ceramic display items.
- Step 3: Get Rid Of things: that is not conducive to the space; it maybe an eyesore which does not fit with ambience of the room anymore. We usually have the inclination to add items to our shelves and tabletops over a period; hence, curtailing it from time to time is essential.
- Hence, be merciless when remove things, because “You can’t use what you have, if you can’t see what you have.”
- Step 4: Give a Glance: at all the items that you possess before laying it on shelves. You can be creative by pasting a wallpaper behind the bookshelves or painting the shelves and the wall. The choice is yours; you can tickle your creative buds!
- You can also paint the back panels of the bookshelves, the same colour of the walls, or simply you can use a rough coloured textured wallpaper to add a creative tryst and create contrast.
- Once your backdrop is ready, it is time to lay down your things!
BOOKSHELVES THAT HAVE BEEN STYLED
- Step 5: Mingle and Fit: You should not hesitate in mingling various types of objects, be it metallic, ceramic or art pieces with books, or placing wicker baskets and boxes with decorative flowers. You should mingle the objects, then it gives you a perception how it will fit.
- You can place two objects next to or near the shelves to combat off the linear composition of the books.
- The orientation of the books can be anchored in a horizontal or vertical manner at the same time to break the monotony and use them as risers to highlight frames or any other paraphernalia.
- Step 6: Define Smaller Spaces: You can define smaller spaces like an end table or a coffee table with books kept on each other at various angles; you can also add paraphernalia like keys, remotes, phones etc. on a smaller tray kept next to it.
- Gathering of smaller items in bowls, trays or boxes will add order to the mundane, providing a profound shape and form.
- Make effort to try different juxtapositions of objects with surfaces and shelvesand choose the story most appropriate to the space!
- Images have been taken from Pinterest