Open shelves are always a challenge for the best of us. In a normal day to day life we fill them with books, memorabilia family photo's and odd nick knacks. However when it is time to sell your home or rent it out for the summer season we recommend packing all these personal items away and use this space for a few object's d'art. Less is more. This helps neutralize the space as well. See here how we styled the shelving unit at our recent job in a Historic Hampton Summer rental.