So you’ve seen a bunch of super-cute Instagram photos of gorgeous shelves and think, ‘wow why don’t my shelves look like that?’
Lucky for us, those kinds of statement shelves are actually not very difficult, and quite fun, to do.
For those who need a bit of clarity, I’m talking about bookshelves like these…
Statement shelves are not just storage units. They can be a wonderful ‘wow factor’ tool/ piece to tell a story about he/she-who-is decorating them.
They can be an incredible feature in any space, and an excellent opportunity to showcase holiday souvenirs, books, bottles, artwork, records, lamps, photo frames and plants in an organised, collective, high-class and beautiful manner.
When done well, they not only help you declutter a space, but also unqiuely express a part of you into the style of your home.
But what should you include in a statement bookshelf? Here our are top 6 must haves for any designer bookshelf in a luxury home.
The books you choose to display don’t necessarily need to be ones you’ve read. Books of different sizes and in complementing colours are a gorgeous way to accessories your shelves with character and personal taste.
- Picture Frames
You can choose to display empty framed to help create an engaging dynamic space, or you can fill picture frames with beautiful photos of your friends and family. This is a good way to showcase some of your favourite memories.
- Items of Interest
Think of this as your story wall; what items do you have from your timeline that you’d like to display? Our statement shelf is full of travel souvenirs, mementos, and family heirlooms like _____.
Sculptures, particularly those that are geometric, are a unique shape, or are colourful, can both mix the style and texture of your space, and add to the vibrance of the atmosphere you aim to create.
- Book ends
For the aforementioned books, but also on their own account, bookends with character are valuable assets to any space. You may also consider using pot plants with succulents too.
- Decorative items
Colourful vases and boxes are a great, eye-catching way to break up the space and create different levels in your shelves. The boxes are pretty useful for storage too!
When considering what to add, use these points as guides, but always decorate with the intention of filling the room with your personality and showcasing your interests in a fun, personal and stylish way.
From a design perspective, they’re perfect ways to create conversation, inspire curiosity, and help you and others identify with your home.
Like with the many display homes Moda Interiors completes, what you put into your home represents some of your past, present and where you’d like to go in future – in both design and life.
If you find your bookshelves looking a bit empty, be sure to check out one of our biggest suppliers, Mak-Star, for some new additions to your work.
We hope you enjoy hearing words like ‘wow’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘oh what’s this’ and ‘so creative’ once your statement shelf is complete.