Choose Your Position Carefully
Though styling is important, a well-chosen location will make that beautifully styled shelf stand out all the more. A shelf positioned above a sofa works particularly well. It makes a nice change from framed artwork, which so often hangs in this position, as it provides the perfect platform for a continually evolving selection of different pieces.
Pick a theme
A great way to ensure your display pieces complement each other is to pick a theme for your shelf and stick with it. You might go for an earthy, natural feel, a chic and glamorous one, or even a cool and edgy vibe.
Here, the theme is nature, so natural wood, wicker-framed mirrors, ferns, flowers and bird motifs all work to bring the outdoors in.