Decorate shelf ceiling ?


I want to decorate the shelf wall in my living room. It’s 13’ and it’s about 4’ from the ceiling. Any suggestions?

  16 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 16, 2021

    Hi Debbie, glass vases and books are some of my favorite things to decorate with. Another nice idea would be a fake plant to add some fresh greenery to the space.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 16, 2021

    buy old books at thrift stores and add them - find pieces you like to decorate the shelf- you could add old toys, antiques, even add a bar to hang a quilt

  • Janice Janice on Sep 16, 2021

    This is an opportunity for you to get creative. You could disply artwork by using mid-size easels and placing the art on them. Also the area would be a great place for lanterns, large urns or decorative pots and even large ceramic or brass animal decor items. Have fun with it and try a few different things, you'll know when it's exactly right! You could also use it as storage very seldom used items.....just decorate some cardboard boxes with fabric, paint or paper so they're unique. Baskets could be used as well.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 16, 2021

    Hi Debbie: The amount of items on there is in direct proportion of how often you want to get up there and clean them :) Books are good, a few here and there with some neat thrift store book ends. And, they don't need to be dusted as often:)

    Good luck

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 16, 2021

    We ran with our modern farm house theme by putting homemade things on our shelves. Like huge wooden dice, huge metal jacks (those weren't hand made), a rolling pin cut into lengths and votive candles added, hand carved statues and even a hundred year old wooden candy box.

    To get around the problem of dusting them I use a handheld swiffer on a pole extension so I don't climb up to dust nearly as often.

    Just put stuff out what displays your personality and what you like not what is trendy or popular at the moment.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 16, 2021

    If you are artistic or crafty this is an opportunity to display your work.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 16, 2021

    What decorating style do you admire the most, or how would you like your living room to look and feel?

    Please tell us a little more about your goals in wanting to 'decorate' your wall so that we can offer you suggestions on what you might do to achieve the new look that you desire.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 17, 2021

    The photo is very helpful. A collection of objects pleasing to you might be recommended. Sculpture, books faux plants florals or a favorite collection might be suggested

  • This is a great way to display any collections you have. I've seen these shelves decorated with vintage luggage, old crocks, children's chairs, etc.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 17, 2021

    Wicker baskets and some fake greenery? Those would be easy to take down and clean a couple times a year.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 19, 2021

    Well to start you. Ould paint the wall another color to use a scontrast

  • Dee Dee on Sep 20, 2021

    Here are 120 ways to decorate your shelf.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 21, 2021

    Hi, I would use a Satin finish or Eggshell finish paint!

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 22, 2021

    Use it as a gallery wall with all different sized photos and art work

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 22, 2021

    You could add an LED strip the length of the shelf and then add some colored glass ... my friend did this with his extensive cobalt glass collection all around his living room.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 23, 2021

    Make the back wall interesting by painting an accent color or wallpaper.