Best of the Week: 25 Great Shelfies
We love nothing more than a good shelfie – here are some favourites
We’ve chosen our all-time favourite shelfies at Houzz for your viewing pleasure, which we hope will make you smile rather than feel the need to run for the nearest feather duster. And we’d love to see your shelfies – post photos in the Comments section below.
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ANNA CARIN Design
A collection of black and white photographs casually propped on the picture ledge, a bright yellow front door and a medley of unusual decor items make for a delightful entryway vignette.
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Kim Pearson Pty Ltd
It’s impossible to look at this room without smiling. By leaving plenty of breathing space around the items on the shelves, your eye is drawn to the unit’s bright and cheery pinks, blues and yellows. Soft furnishings and furniture detailing echo the joyful palette to perfection.
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The Container Store
Short on office storage space? Go vertical! The owners of this contemporary home office have made an eye-catching feature of their magnetic wall storage by painting the backdrop black, and in doing have created a fab shelfie moment.
Klopper and Davis Architects
Recessed wall shelving is a smart way to add to your storage and display zones without swallowing up precious floor space – a great solution for small homes. Painting the back of the shelves black allows the striking shapes and metallic finishes of the items here to shine through.
Windust Architecture x Interiors
Televisions can present homeowners with quite the design challenge. Here, the owners have managed to detract attention from the screen by surrounding it on all sides with a built-in timber bookcase. We love how they’ve taken it from floor to ceiling and followed the diagonal ceiling line.
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Atticus & Milo
With their simple lines and bright colours, children’s toys can make for a striking shelfie. Aim to leave plenty of space around each piece so the display doesn’t look cluttered, and stick with a limited colour palette to create a sense of cohesion.
This open kitchen display could easily have veered into chaotic territory, but by sticking with a simple palette of white and cream with punches of warm timber, and only including pieces with a country-kitchen feel, the owner has created a sense of order and purpose.
Jasmine McClelland Design
When organised with a little love, even the inside of your kitchen cupboards can make for a fab shelfie, as this pantry reveals. The owners have chosen to store and display their staples in simple glass jars, which not only makes the pantry Insta-worthy, but makes it easy for the cook to see what they’re looking for. Splashes of fire-engine red add a little punch.
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A slender floating shelf, a round mirror that breaks up the room’s sharp angles, and a pared-back display are perfect choices for this tiny bathroom under the eaves.
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Project 12 Architecture
Pale timber shelves are a great way to break up the swathes of white in this Scandi-inspired child’s bedroom. Raised ends on each of the shelves prevent books from toppling off, and add a touch of the unexpected to the overall design.
You don’t have to fix up everything you bring home from the op-shop; here, leaving this old display cabinet in its original state lets its character shine through, while the Charlie Brown painting above it adds a humorous touch.
A slender floating shelf in the same timber finish as the wall behind it makes for a stunning, low-key way to display simple black and white photographs Laying the bed with plain white bedlinen keeps the focus firmly fixed on the wall arrangement.
Nobbs Radford Architects
And finally… we love how sometimes the best shelfies can crop up in the most surprising of places, as in the stunning storage drawers set into this timber staircase.
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