Shelves can be tricky. It can be tricky to pick out the perfect shelf for your space because are there are so many out there, AND it can be tricky to style a shelf without making it look too full, messy, or outdated.
We built these shelves using a 9" deep piece of plywood and L brackets (from Home Depot or any home store). If you buy a six feet piece, chop it into three 2' shelves and you have a symmetric, simple, yet refined look. I always go with an odd number because I think it stands out a little more, but two or four shelves would work as well...I also look for a chunked out, funky piece of lumber...makes it more unique, personalized and nature-y. Stain the shelves to your taste...I chose a medium stain, but really anything (including painting them) will work.
L Brackets are a simple solution, and I love the way these shelves look a little rusty-crusty, and a little industrial with the simple brackets. Now let's talk about styling your one-of-a-kind shelves...
We change our shelves with the changing of the seasons, sometimes much more often (weekly/daily/hourly)...but currently we have a great old, funky camera that I found at a thrift shop, some framed photography my husband found at a street fair in New York, and an awesome sculpture we received as a gift from a local artist in Savannah.
Have fun with your accessories, let them speak to you and to the other pieces in your room. And if y'all have any questions, leave a comment below or come find us at Clutter!