Open shelves are a great way to display some of your keepsakes, but trying to put it all together can be overwhelming.
The first step is to keep it minimal. Don’t overload your shelves or they will just look messy.
Home and Decor said, “Begin with larger items first, so you can plan the spaces on the shelves most efficiently. Then, complement the look with smaller items later, and create more texture with plants, or materials like ceramic and linen, if you like.”
Use books to add different layers of height and create a lot of variation for visual interest.