How to style a shelf like a boss- Choose a color scheme, layer shorter things in front of taller things for depth & complexity. Use books as pedestals, vary height & you can group them facing in or out. Start with Largest items first & disperse them evenly, then med & fill in with the smallest.
A pinner used a set of Ikea trissa boxes (about $7 each) to create this large coffee table that matches her living room sofa. after attaching the boxes together, elien added wheels, a fresh coat of paint, and some funky wallpaper for the interiors and voila! a brand new table.