It has been awhile since I’ve shared a “Shelfie” post, and based on the positive response from my styled holiday built-ins, I thought this would be perfect timing! Consider this the Shelfie Christmas Edition. I’m a big fan of traditional holiday decor and using classic colors- like red and green. Click through to see how I styled this month’s shelf and shop the sources…
I’ll start by saying, I thrifted a bunch of red spined books, but you can also buy color coordinated sets (linked below), if you’re weird about bringing thrifted books into your home. I love the idea of using monochromatic books in holiday colors as a backdrop for shelf styling, then filling in the gaps with holiday decor and decorative objects.
You can click directly on the objects styled on the shelf to shop- or use the linked items below!
battery powered gallery light // white ceramic trees // wreath // red silk ribbon // red books // twinkle lights in cloche // antler bookends // vintage brass deer // large brass candle // frames for vintage ski prints // faux pine in black modern pot
There are a few objects I consider mandatory for holiday styling: deer, Christmas trees, cozy candles, greenery, twinkle lights, and appropriate art. Somehow, I managed to cram all of those items into the bookcase. For the art- I hate wasting time swapping out art, so I’ll just tape a print on top of the glass, then pull it off after the holiday. In this scenario, I opted for vintage ski prints (as seen in our master bedroom).
If you still have negative space to fill on a shelf, try adding some ornaments to a bowl. It’s a great way to display extras, or admire your favorites if you don’t have a full size Christmas tree.
Do you restyle your shelving for the holidays? I’m a big fan and they always get a lot of compliments! I’d almost rather style shelves as opposed to a Christmas tree… even if it’s just the simple addition of a wreath or greenery.