Everyone loves a good shelf to display all those pretty keepsakes and photos. How much is too much on your shelf? It's honestly personal preference, as there is no wrong answer. You display as much or as little of what you love. My mom is not a shelf lover, as she doesn't like anything on any of her surfaces. I on the other hand, can never resist the opportunity to decorate a shelf. Some tips for shelf decorating would be: don't be afraid to mix different elements like books, pictures and plants. Next, space things out enough so that each item has a presence. Lastly, choose items that are relevant to the room. For example, you may not want to put a typewriter on a kitchen shelf; save that for an office shelf and use cookbooks or decorative bowls for the kitchen.