This time around, we're dedicating our Weekly Wants to interior décor and shelf styling.
You can inject a lot of personality into a space simply by displaying some of your favourite items together in your home. So, whether you want to create a minimal arrangement with a neutral colour scheme to match, or you’d rather go all out maximalist – styling your shelves with the things you love is bound to make you feel right at home.
From vases and art prints to book stacks and candles, check out the decorative bits and bobs we want to see sitting pretty on our shelfie!
I’m currently very much shelf-less. My husband and I are in the process of building a house so at this point a roof would be nice let alone getting the point of decorating shelves! I think we’ve got quite different views with these small details too, i’m all for an organised clutter whereas he loves a minimal no mess look. What we do agree on is art and prints so i imagine that’s what we will be investing in.
I am a non-stop shelf shuffler – it’s the easiest way to give a room a quick refresh and change up the mood a little! I collect loads of random bits and bobs from books and magazines to candles, little plates, notepads, fabric swatches and paint sample cards. Depending on how deep your shelves are, you can always add trinket boxes and create some varying height and symmetry, too.
When it comes to styling up a shelf, I love to have little sections where you’ve got different things going on. Maybe a little stack of books underneath a diffuser or a candle, a trailing house plant in a cute pot and a photo frame of some sort. You can really tailor it to your space and co ordinate it with the theme or colour scheme of the room it’s in too.
I’m currently styling up my mantlepiece which is a shelf of sorts! I’m a bit rubbish at this kind of thing but I’ve taken inspo from Charlotte Jacklin, Hannah Gale and obviously Zoe to pick out this eclectic mix of bits and pieces. I fell in love with this ‘I came to boogie’ artwork from Oliver Bonas that I can prop on my mantel up against the wall and have created a little gold an pink themed paradise!
Living a rented flat I can only DREAM of one day being able to put up endless shelves, colour code my books and house my overflowing plant collection. I’ve gone for a mixture of art, books and plants and love how the mixture of colours, textures and shapes look together. Notice that I’ve paired a houseplant with a greenery tips and tricks book- I need all the help I can get in caring for my leafy babes!
I am obsessed with house plants, so I like to fill my shelves with them. I love a cactus, or an abundance of cacti in my case. I love how spider plants look dotted at the ends of shelves too as they naturally start to hang down. I would pot my spider plants in these pots from Oliver Bonas and these cacti from Urban Outfitters would pair great with them. For other little touches, I like to have some photo frames and jewellery holders, I think they add a lot to an empty space. Lastly, I always have a candle placed somewhere, they look great and of course smell great too!
I’m not really one for shelf styling if I’m honest. I’m more of a chuck everything on a shelf and hope it doesn’t look too cluttered. I love to have books everywhere, some plants, photo frames and probably a few random pieces like a dolphin statue that I’m too sentimental to throw away. Maybe one day I’ll change?!
I’m all of nothing with shelves – fill them up so everything has a space and is off the floor, or keep them very minimal and styled with a few trinkets. I’m trying to buy more prints to make my space feel more homely so not only does it add personality, but plays with height and colour depending on the shelf. Pop in a planter (sans plant for me) and a nice candle to clear the space and you’re good to go!