1 of 22 Sang An
Use empty picture frames to create visually striking geometric patterns against a wall.
3 of 22 Monica Buck
Borrow a trick from interior designers: Inside a bookcase, use paint that’s a couple shades deeper than the room color.
4 of 22 Monica Buck
For maximum pop, try arranging the shelves with solid-colored items, like white ironwork or a vibrant vase.
5 of 22 Chip Cordelli
Imagine living room shelves as display space for your favorite books, photographs, and family heirlooms.
6 of 22 Jonny Valiant
Give bathroom shelves an organized look by grouping together like-colored towels.
8 of 22 Justin Bernhaut
Shelve items by type―pots on one level, books on another―for a systematic look to your kitchen.
10 of 22 Monica Buck
Style a bookcase with unexpected items, like an eye-catching antique or a porcelain statue.
12 of 22 Mark Lund
Organizing a colorful collection of found objects makes an offbeat (and inexpensive) alternative to wall art.
14 of 22 Lucas Allen
There’s no rule saying that everything has to match. Though these letters vary in look, they work together because they are alike in essence.
17 of 22 William Meppem
Whitewashed shelves and conch-shell book stoppers feel as restful and airy as the seaside.
18 of 22 David Land
Hang a chalkboard inside sliding doors for extra playtime fun (or to log your children’s TV time).
21 of 22 David Prince