Styling Shelves for Fall

September has arrived. It isn’t officially fall yet, but it’s back to school, and back to routine. The days are getting shorter, and there is a coolness to the air. We are spending more time inside, so it’s time to start storing some of the furniture on the deck and porch in the barn for winter…..ew, I said a bad word.

Shelves all decorated for Fall!

Today I am sharing how I transitioned my shelves in the living room from summer to fall.

Empty your shelves

The first thing I do is clear the shelves of everything. Be warned, your room will look like a disaster zone for a day or two. It takes me a couple days to really decide on the look I want..haha

I started with this vintage painting. It’s pretty old and fragile, but I love the warmth it gives. I attached it to the shelves by using a heavy duty stick on hook. I stuck the hook on the top shelf (no one will see it) You can see in the pic that I didn’t paint the very top of the shelf…haha…I was tired of painting, and no one knew it wasn’t painted until now. I attached a piece of twine to the painting and hung it so it was right in the middle of the shelves.

my copper pieces spread around the shelves

I decided to use my copper pieces I have collected over a couple years. I love the warm look that copper has, and I think it goes well with the rest of my pink decor in the room. I placed the pieces on the shelves in a way that lets your eyes wander from item to item…making sure that each side balances each other. So when I placed a bowl on one side, I placed the other bowl opposite.

Now the fun part! I kept adding things in, layering as I went. I worked on three shelves at a time, making sure they looked cohesive. Vintage books add warmth, and provide a spot to layer and display items.

this tiny tea set is my most treasured fall decor!

This little tea set was my grandmas. She LOVED fall, and this is a must in my fall decor!

Various pumpkins were tucked in. Most of my pumpkins I purchased from friends with small shops on Etsy. My little copper ones came from the grocery store a couple years ago!

Even when I think I am finished, I am always tweaking! Sometimes all it takes is a short break… I will come back and add a couple things to complete it!

I hope this gives you some ideas how to style your own shelves! I didn’t purchase anything new, I used what I had. Look around your own home…even just rearranging an existing shelf, and adding in some dried flowers or pine cones will add that touch of fall!

shelves all decorated for fall!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am working on a couple fun and easy DIY projects to share in the next couple of weeks! In the meantime, happy decorating!

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  1. Lynnie says:

    Looks great! The books worked in perfectly πŸ’•

    1. Tracey says:

      Thanks Lynnie!!! Holding grandma’s set up!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  2. Truly BREATH TAKING!! ❀❀❀. Thank you for the tips!! I always struggle with my shelves, so this was very helpful!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Thank you Trudy! That means the world! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  3. houseonwren says:

    Tracey, This all looks fabulous! But I can’t help but wonder, how did a cat or two not make it in?
    Happy Friday my friend!

    1. Tracey says:

      Haha thanks Lori! Believe me, they would rather roam though all the junk on the floor 🀣

  4. Marg Lokker says:

    Looks amazing Tracey.

    1. Thank you so much Marg xo

  5. Marilyn Moore says:

    You are always so inspiring. Looks so warm and cozy! Love it/you. Mom

    1. Thanks Mom xo

  6. Your shelves are so perfectly styled!! I love all the copper! And, I’m completely loving that picture that you have hanging on the shelves! Everything you do is so beautiful!!!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Emily! You are always so kind! Thank you!

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