Geraldine James’ 5 tips to nailing that #shelfie
1. Start with a story
It’s always wise to have a theme or a story in mind – be it nature, collectables, or nostalgic memorabilia.
2. Play with perception
Make sure you have a selection of objects that vary in height – otherwise the display will look too uniform.
3. Pick ‘n’ mix
Mix up your textures, such as wood with glass, or paper with handmade pottery. This approach always draws the eye as it looks so tactile. If you want to put up shelves, consider using recycled or reclaimed wood, which gives a lovely texture and a bit of individuality.
4. Stay off-centre
This is so important: start with your largest item and place it off-centre, arranging the other objects around it. Trust me, this works!
5. Get creative with colour
[With shelves], colour can be added to your home without taking the plunge and painting a wall! I’ve been collecting green objects for displaying in my otherwise monochrome kitchen and they really add interest.