With a plethora of support types available, you can put shelves almost anywhere, big or small, short or tall. Make shelves from hardwood or plywood, laminates or particleboard. There are several decorating ideas for shelves. If you want to decorate then here are several ideas for shelves. Display nature inside. Select objects from the outdoors, such as unusual stones, large pinecones, autumn-colored leaves or small insects and butterflies that have passed on. Create a display of these items on a low-hung wall shelf so visitors of all ages can enjoy them. This makes for a truly unique display, as no one else will have the exact same items. This type of display works well in an entryway or hallway. Create an attractive display consisting of a family or nature-themed photograph and a few small curiosities on each shelf, with the photographs situated on opposite sides of the shelves.
Use large, chunky items such as urns, pitchers or sculptures to fill space without the busy, overcluttered look of too many small objects. Create a pleasing rhythm with monochromatic or neutral colors and inject a bright complementary or contrasting accent color. These just a few decorating ideas for shelves. Vary the height and size of displayed objects on shelves create visual interest and depth. Coordinating colors and a mix of textures can give shelves a professionally decorated look.