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This article was co-authored by Katherine Tlapa. Katherine Tlapa is an interior designer, currently working as a Design Specialist for Modsy, a design service based in San Francisco. She also runs her own DIY Home Design blog, My Eclectic Grace. She received her BFA in Interior Architecture from Ohio University in 2016. This article has been viewed 14,681 times.
Updated: March 29, 2019
If you want to decorate a shelf in your living room, include objects in a variety of shapes and sizes to give the shelf more visual interest. For instance, you could combine books, framed art, and unique sculptures to show off your personality. Add depth to the shelf by displaying some items closer to the wall and others near the edge of the shelf. Also, try to group items in odd numbers, since that’s more pleasing to the eye than even numbers. Keep reading to learn how houseplants can add natural beauty to your living room shelf!
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