Today I am going to tell you all about my process when it comes to styling my IKEA bookcases. I use 3 simple methods that works for me every time!
In case you didn’t know… I have 2 white Ikea vittsjo bookcases. I pushed mine together to form a statement wall for all my favorite décor items. I love having 2 of the same shelving units!!! Why? Because I can take them apart and move them around to my liking OR push them together.
Here is the method that I used to help control my clutter while helping my most cherished pieces really pop! Leaving you with a visually appealing statement unit, even your mother in law will be proud of! (wink wink)
- In order to truly start envisioning where your items will be placed, you need to clear all items from shelves! NAKED!
- Shop your home for some of you favorite items because we want to smile every time we look at them and to say something about our personal home style.
- Some of my favorite items to place are… Fresh plants or flowers, art work, books, vintage finds, weathered wood, baskets, beads, brass or gold items.
- Once your items are picked I like using methods I call: “the V method, the on off pattern, or the diagonal method”
THE V METHOD: this is one of my favorites because its so easy to map it out. below in the picture I show how the green items are placed in a V shape. the V can be going in any direction that makes sense to you. Right, left, up or down. (I used a succulent, leaf and a green vase)
THE PATTERN: as seen in the picture I used a very simple on and off method going horizontally on the shelving unit. Top shelf is: LIGHT yarn, WOOD stand, LIGHT books, WOOD dough bowl. Second row is: POP OF BLACK, GREEN, POP OF BLACK, GREEN.
THE DIAGONAL: This one is pretty self explanatory…this involves placing you like items or similar colored décor in any diagonal direction.
I cant wait to see how you all style your shelves!
until next project, dolls!