A Nerd’s Menagerie: Labor Day Decorating Nerdy Shelves

How did I spend my long Labor Day weekend? Happily organizing my home. Scintillating, I know, but I’ve been traveling a lot and with a full-time job and blog responsibilities my schedule has been full. My initial plan of traveling to Austin to spend the long weekend with my best friend changed to staying home due to unforeseen circumstances. I decided to be productive.

Nerdy Wares

I’ve been planning how to display my nerdy wares for the longest time. My Funko Pop collection, especially, has proved challenging. I will be posting more on my solution later as soon as I implement. The shelves I’m showcasing here were initially planned for Pop display, but I found a better use for them. As many of you know, my biggest weakness at conventions is nerd art. My gallery is quite extensive and this doesn’t show everything, but most of my favorites.

These are 45 1/4″ long MOSSLANDA IKEA shelves in white available for $14.99. There are a shorter 21 3/4″ long ones for $9.99 if your wall space is limited. These do fit Funko Pop boxes and have a ledge to prevent anything from falling. If you’d like some alternate shelf suggestions, see the end of this post.

I knew I wanted the display to be layered to showcase as much as my art all at once. It’s best to start with your larger pieces and build everything around them. I did my best to balance them both out to appear equal in content and layout on the wall. When you go with a pair, like I did, you don’t want one to appear “heavier” than the other.

The most important thing is to showcase everything that makes you happy and that you love. I combined family photos with autographed pieces, art prints with NerdHQ photos, and some small toys. My art pieces vary from Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Marvel, Labyrinth, Tangled and more.

If you’d like any advice on how to organize your art on shelves, don’t hesitate to comment below. If you see any art you’d like more information about, let me know and I can give you the artist information.

Alternate shelf options:
nexxt Edge Picture Frame Ledge, 23-Inch by 4-Inch, Espresso

Melannco Wall Shelves (Set of 4), Black

Nerd On!
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