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How to Style Shelves for the Perfect Shelfie

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From books to plants to quirky knick-knacks, the possibilities are endless for shelf decorations. Achieve the Instagram-worthy style you’re searching for with the help of your favorite color. We could tell you how to style shelves, but first, let us share some shelfies.


You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can decorate it. If you’re struggling with the best way to organize your book collection, try sorting them in rainbow order. Create depth by laying some books horizontally and standing others vertically. Add contrast to a colorful shelfie with a neutral paint color like Amazing Gray.


Not sure how to decorate shelves? Spruce them up with greenery. Bring elements of nature inside with a hue like Courtyard to match your favorite foliage. If you’re still struggling with how to bring the outdoors to you, check out our article on biophilic design.


Built-in shelves are functional and timeless. Not only do they make a great space for storage, but they’re also the perfect place to display photos, vases, candles and so much more. Make your built-in stand out with contrasting paint colors like Jasper for a deep green, and Snowbound for a bright white.


Shelves are a must-have in a home office. They keep you organized and display pieces that inspire creativity. Match your shelves to the wall with a soft white, like Alabaster, to highlight your decor and truly give the illusion of a floating shelf.

Shelfies are a chance to showcase your personality with color and style. Share your unique shelf design ideas using #SWColorLove on social media or uploaded them to our photo gallery.


JT PAINT & DESIGN specializes in residential and commercial painting in the greater Tulsa region. Our exterior and interior painting standards are second to none.

We have experts that specialize in cabinetry, doors, crown moulding, and much more. We are trusted by the biggest, trusted by the best. Serving Tulsa, Owasso, Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Collinsville, Skiatook, and more!

29 years of our founder, John Thompson's experience in the field has been spent selling and applying paint and other coatings. In that time he managed several retail and commercial paint stores. John began paint contracting in 1997 and has built JT PAINT & DESIGN into one of the best performing paint contractors in Green Country. Call today for a free estimate! 918-766-2399

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