RL Tips: The Basics of Shelving

Here’s how you should display items on shelves


Wary about how you should keep your shelves neat and organized? Keep in mind these two reminders.

Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("Book- ish") in the June 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.


Arrange pieces in firing-squad sequence.  Displaying the items with equal spacing and similar heights looks lackluster and monotonous.


Edit your items. Before anything else, pre-select and choose the items that will complement each other for your display. Vary the heights of decor, play with the colors and proportion, and employ the use of layering with frames. This will give the ensemble a well-rounded and complete look. 

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