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Sep 26, 2014

Do you have a large book collection or some interesting knickknacks you aren't sure how to display? You're not alone. Many homeowners are aware of the impact these items can have on a room and fear overpowering a space. So in the case of cute versus cluttered, how do you incorporate several items into a design without it seeming excessive? Is there a correct way to stock a shelf? Check out the shelving layouts below for some easy tips and inspiration.

5 Shelf Styles We Love!

1. Switch it up - Try adding different colors, textures, and shapes.

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2. One size does not fit all - Unity can be a good thing, but in this instance having varying dimensions is more visually pleasing.

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3. Mix and match - Include different objects as part of your collection to spice things up and draw focus.

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4. Make room - Leaving some empty space will help to add balance.

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5. Have fun - Playful touches keep things light and bright.

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Since we've given you some tips on how to display your collections, we've got to ask: what do you collect? Coins? Stamps? Figurines? Let us know below! And for more home design and decor advice make sure to stop by the Marketplace Events home show nearest you - US Shows & Canadian Shows.

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