Shelfies…do you find them tricky to style?

I can spend ages moving pieces around, then second guessing myself only to move things back again but it’s also part of the fun!

Through endless faffing I’ve come to learn that there are some key principles for shelfie success…


If you struggle with ‘shelfie’ confidence, here are my 8 top tips for styling shelfies:

  • Think about balance so that each little scheme or ‘vignette’ works in harmony with the next I.e.:


  • Have a rough theme that matches the room and your personality and have some repetition throughout (see how I’ve used my decorative moss on more than one shelf)

My personal favourite right now is mixing up black and white pieces, art/photographs and natural elements such as wood, pampas and moss from my Bloom Bar.


  • Mix sizes and heights together


  • Add layers and stacks…my absolute favourite thing to use is books both vertically and horizontally as it grounds the collection of objects on top, making it more coherent, less cluttered and more ‘styled’.


  • Pieces grouped together in odd numbers generally work best, but two identical objects placed next to each other also works well


  • Textures are everything! If you see my shelfie here you’ll notice how I’ve combined natural elements, smooth materials, books, grasses and modern abstract pieces.


  • Have adequate space around your scheme – this is almost as important as the styling itself!

I hope these 8 Top Tips for Styling Shelfies will help to give you some confidence when creating your own and if it does please do tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see it!

Until next time,

Kel x


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