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5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - I have a major case of built-in fever. I’m used to having shelves to play with, style, and a place to display our travel treasures, artwork, and books. I figured it would be fun to share five posts from the past to get my fix. Consider this your guide to all things built-ins, bookcases, shelf styling, and the best accessories to fill those gorgeous shelves with. Click through for the post and lots of ideas!

#1 // DIY Built-Ins

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - You better believe we’ll add built-ins to our new home eventually. I definitely want them in my office again and the formal living room! This post covers the process, a DIY tutorial on how we build them from scratch, and the tools you need to get the job done. If you’ve always dreamed of having built-in shelving in your home, it’s really not as difficult as you might expect.

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#2 // Shelf Styling Finds From Amazon

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - I rounded up vases, accessories, decorative objects, trays, baskets, bookends, and more- all from Amazon! If you’re looking to furnish your built-ins or do some shelf styling… put that free Prime shipping to good use and check out this post. I found a lot of designer items for much less.

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#3 // A Neutral & Sophisticated Shelfie

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - I pulled this one from my “Shelfie” series and it’s still one of my favorites! You can’t go wrong with classic, neutral shelf styling. Everything in the rendering above is shoppable!

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#4 // How to Wallpaper Built-Ins

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - After adding grasscloth wallpaper to the back of my office built-ins, it’s safe to say I’ll definitely be doing that again. It looked SO good and added a ton of texture & depth! If you’re interested in that easy process, this post is for you. I’m telling you… a contrast shelf back is a complete game changer.

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#5 // A BTS Look at How I Design Built-Ins

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - I shared a peek into the process of designing and building our living room shelving. There are some pretty crazy before images in the post too! You can catch a glimpse at how the project evolved through each stage of the process.

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5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - Built-ins are such a great area to display your treasures! Hopefully this post helped give you some inspiration on shelf styling. It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do.

5 Inspiring Shelf Styling & Built-In Posts - Questions about built-ins, bookcases, or shelf styling? Hit me with them in the comments below. My friend Bre also just shared an awesome ladder shelf DIY, if you’re looking for a little project to style! Emmett and I are headed back home today and I can’t wait to get back, cuddle the dogs, and work on the kitchen reveal for you guys! That’s going live in less than a week- I’m SO excited!

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  • Reply
    July 8, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Sarah, enjoyed this post. We just installed ikea closet system in our master and I have been considering wallpapering the back of the cabinets. It will be my first wallpaper diy and a I’m a bit nervous! Do you prefer non-adhesive paper over the ones that have adhesive and you spray with water before adhering? What about the peel-n-stick? Im looking at all options. My first choice is the grasscloth….all the love for this one for some time!
    Looking forward to your kitchen reveal. It will be a stunner I know!

    • Reply
      July 10, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Danna! I think you should go for it :) I personally prefer to install the traditional wallpaper (with glue / paste), but you could definitely try to the adhesive / removable kind if you’re apprehensive. I’m about to install some of that in my friend’s nursery… stay tuned for that reveal and update! xo

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