One of my favorite things in our entire house is the media wall built-in down in our basement. It was something I dreamt about way before we ever even bought the house–I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. I can remember meeting with our contractor and describing to him in an excessive amount of detail what I envisioned. Thankfully he wasn’t too annoyed with me and they were able to bring my vision to life. But I have to admit, it’s been a tricky spot for me to style. Admittedly, I’m not the best when it comes to shelf decor. That kinda thing has always been a bit of a humdinger for me, but I’m getting the hang of it. So I thought today it would be fun to share styling the media wall built-in!
So the best system I’ve found when styling the media wall built-in is by creating balance from one side to the next. I’m usually a big fan of symmetry, but too much of that can be boring. So I try to balance each side by texture, height, and color. I used a lot of greenery, wicker, and pops of black here.
Remember that old antique typewriter I found years ago?! I love her in this spot. And I love all the pops of black happening here too–the pair of candlesticks, black books, black frame on the Bible hymn, and of course the black typewriter.
Styling shelves kinda feels like a form of artwork. It’s definitely a personal thing and everyone does it a bit differently. But the cool part is there’s no right or wrong way to do it. At least that’s how I look at it! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this closer look at our media wall built-in. And maybe even got a few ideas for your own home! xo
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