There is definitely an art to shelf styling. I've rounded up some beautiful built-ins with beautiful styling that will hopefully inspire you!
The main takeaway is that just like everything else in your home, keep it true to your personal style and you are sure to love it!
The sconce above adds visual interest as well as function.
A trinket tray acts as decor.
A plant adds a fresh, living element.
Paneling gives the decor a beautiful, textured backdrop.
A woven basket adds texture to break up all the hard, straight lines.
Driftwood and plants soften the look and add a natural touch.
Less can be more.
Showing the book pages instead of the spine keeps the color palette cohesive.
Adding in a few decorative objects helps play with space and shape.
Baskets and pillows on the bench add softness to this look.
Books with pretty spines make for great decor.
You don't need plants in pots or flowers in vases to display them. Empty demijohns and planters look beautiful.
More can be more.
Personal collections can make for great decor and conversation pieces.
Display a favorite pass time, sport or hobby (in this case skateboards)