Whenever I visit someone’s home for the first time, I always get drawn to their shelves. Whether they’re filled with books, keepsakes, pictures or art, shelves are the one piece of furniture that tell the story of their owner. Just like no two memories, interests or aspirations are ever identical, neither are the contents of shelves that represent them.
There’s no reason for personality to be portrayed only by the contents of a bookshelf or cabinet, though. Sometimes a shelf itself can be the perfect representation of personality and style. Lately, we’ve been really inspired by how color and pattern create inspiring and one-of-a-kind statements in homes. There are so many great ways to turn your shelves into unique pieces that not only frame their content, but represent your unique style at large. I hope that these 10 Ways to Dress Up Your Shelves with Color will inspire you as much as they inspired me! —