Hi friends! I hope you are all having a bright September so far. Can you believe that the month of fall has arrived? I know we still have several weeks of summer to enjoy, but I’ll admit that I’m getting excited for cooler days and hot apple cider 🙂 Last week I shared our fall kitchen, and today I’m sharing a peek into the living room with our modern boho shelf styling! Lately I’ve felt inspired by modern boho design and am experimenting with it in our home.* I used warm woods, geometric shapes, textured baskets and greenery for this look. The fun part is trying not to spend too much; rather, I’m working with what I have and adding just a few new pieces to achieve a different look. Below is my thought process, and of course, plenty of photos!

*For comparison, you can see last year’s fall living room here, and fall shelf decor here. I’ll be sharing our fall living room tour for 2018 soon!

Modern Boho Elements

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modern boho shelf styling, affordable shelf decor, budget friendly, boho chic, modern farmhouse, ladder shelf

I always struggle to put a label on my decor style. Our home is definitely a blend–coastal, modern, farmhouse, etc!–and many styles overlap. Here are some elements I wanted to incorporate to create a modern boho feel for our fall shelf styling:

  • Greenery
  • Woven baskets
  • Beads
  • Light, warm wood tones
  • Modern shapes
  • Minimalist/simple design

I purchased three new pieces: the white geometric vase, the wood dough bowl, and the lidded basket (you can shop the look at the bottom of this post!). They all add to the boho feel of the space, but work for other styles and seasons too.

Modern Boho Fall Shelf Styling

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I have so much fun rearranging the decor on our ladder shelf as the seasons change (you can see winter here and summer here!). A few weeks ago I began putting away our summery blue accents and playing around with things to create a new look. I leaned the dough bowl against the wall to fill out the middle shelf, and tried to visually balance out the other elements (plants, white vases, books).

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diy wood bead garland

This DIY wood bead garland was one of my first blog posts last year. It was such a fun little project to do with Bug who was two at the time; he loved threading and counting the beads!

white geometric vase

Here’s my new little geometric vase from Target! Unfortunately my first one arrived broken in the mail, but I loved it so much that I ordered another 🙂 The filler is faux eucalyptus that I already had from last year’s Christmas tree.

white ladder shelf with decor

This braided jute basket was a recent find from H&M online. I like to watch their site for sales and free shipping! Anyone else love online shopping versus browsing in stores? Personally I love being able to search and find exactly what I’m looking for 🙂

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I had so much creating this modern boho shelf styling for our living room. Often it takes me a week or more to figure out the placement of things; I like to experiment, take a break, and see how I feel later. So much of decorating is trial and error, at least for me!

I would love to see your fall style or projects, so leave me a comment below! Hope you all have a bright day!


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