13 Dec
Creative by Design's custom built office, showing shelving filled with unique and creative household items.

How to style your new Creative by Design shelving

You have just had some custom shelving installed by Creative by Design in your home. However, you’re struggling to find the most creative and personal way to style them while making the most of the newly introduced storage opportunities. 

We have outlined some unique ways you can customise your brand-new Creative by Design installation so you can take advantage of both the functionality and aesthetic design features! 

Include live elements

Are you looking for a universal spot for all your indoor plants? Your new shelving can be turned into a home for your house plants to be displayed proudly for all to admire. Indoor plants look great in vertical storage, as they add instant vibrancy and life to a room. Beyond providing a stylish option for your shelves, indoor plants also have a variety of purifying health elements that can freshen up your home design as well as lift your air quality 

More is more!  

Don’t be afraid to be a maximalist when styling your shelving. Using the vacant space to display your style is a great way to show off your favourite household items.  Shelving can be a great way to experiment with silhouettes as well as colour combinations. It is best to ensure you also have empty spaces between heavily decorated areas of shelving. Who knows, you might end up with your very own living room art installation! 

The power of balance  

The task of filling an empty shelf with your favourite items may seem daunting, but once you understand how to balance items strategically, you will be able to do it easily.  

To avoid abrupt height or dimension changes, arrange small and large items in varying orders on your shelves. Another way to create dimension is to have various numbers of items on your shelving. The number of items on your shelves can also be varied to create dimension. There may be three items on the top shelf, five on the middle shelf, and four on the lower shelf. This will make the shelving interesting to look at and ensure that certain sections aren’t visually heavier than others. 

Display the things you love the most  

Often, shelving, especially vertical shelving, is the first thing an eye catches when entering a room. Therefore, why not use this opportunity to gather all your favorite things in one place? Every time you pass your shelving, you’ll be reminded of all the things that make you happy.  

The things you like most in your house can also be used to tell the story of your house and your life through them. Personal touches are what make a house feel like a home.  


You can create a great deal of individuality in a home with custom shelving, and there are limitless creative possibilities.

If you’re interested in finding out more about custom storage solutions, get in contact today to book a consultation with our talented design team who will work with you to create bespoke fittings made for your home.

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