I don’t know about you, but I would consider myself an organization junky. I get excited about organizing, it brings me joy and it inspires my creativity. There is just something about designating a specific space for every item that gives me a sense of calm. It may sound crazy to some of you, but for me, organization frees up time and head space and allows me to focus on more important things.
An added bonus to having an organized home is that it empowers my children’s independence when it comes to helping out around the house and completing their daily tasks. If they know where everything is and where everything is meant to go, they are more confident in getting their daily tasks done.
There are three basic ground rules that I constantly come back to when utilizing and stylizing my space. While I want things to be organized, I also want it to look nice.
When it comes to organizing, I find the best place to start is the foundation, finding a shelf that works in multiple spaces was a big win for us. Origami shelves are not only solid and sturdy but they have a sleek semi-industrial design blends in nicely with our home decor, and also looks at home in my husbands garage work space. Plus, they are SO easy to use, just fold open when they arrive at the door… no complex assembly required.
The next step would be to invest in a few baskets, drawers and boxes to collect and sort loose items. When setting up my kids crafting shelf I used Anna Griffin cubbies to organize the more colorful items. I like that the drawers are clear so you can see which products are inside and being that it was craft materials it also added a nice pop of color to my kids creative space. The other Anna Griffin boxes and We R Memory Keepers Bloom Embellishment Storage come in handy for items that are a little less appealing to the eye, it allows you to keep them together while leaving the shelf looking neat and clean.
The last basic step is to layer in some complimentary decor items. When styling the shelf in our living room I chose to utilize books, candles (even the LED flawless candles are really cool, and a safe option), plants, a Greenair Ultrasonic Diffuser and a few pictures. It’s important to keep in mind less is more and when in doubt I try to pair items in threes.
In the garage, our shelf holds many of the items we need near my husband’s work station and my laundry area. The Origami metal stacking baskets come in so handy to keep smaller, like items together and our shelves looking clean and put together!
So tell us, do you have a favorite styled shelf in your home? Show us your #shelfie and tag us on social!