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Interior Styling | Picture Shelves


I often refer to my love of picture walls. I wrote a post on them here, detailing ideas for different wall arrangements, and talked about my plans for creating one in the living room of our new build. As an alternative, a picture ledge or floating shelf can provide a great way of displaying art, prints, posters or photographs, and what I love about this option is you can easily move the pictures around to change things up or freshen your interior. Starting with the living room, here are some inspiring finds.  

As with picture walls, you can combine different sized artworks for an eyecatching display. Play around with a range of frames or stick to just one colour for a cohesive look.  

One of the features I love about using a floating shelf is that you can mix in other decorative elements such as vases, plants or any other little treasures or homewares that you fancy. Demonstrated above, I love the idea of mixing black and white prints with apothecary jars, personal knick knacks and design pieces. The Eames House Bird looks right at home, as does the Wooden Monkey designed Kay Bojesen hanging from the shelf! 

Two other great locations for installing a picture shelf are above the bed or your workspace desk...

I love seeing artwork displayed in kidsrooms, especially when it includes their own little masterpieces! Here are two gorgeous examples, one a nursery and the other a playroom. 

Installing a picture shelf would be a pretty easy DIY project. If you want to splurge, check out these stylish options at Bo Concept. For those on a budget, you can't go past the Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge. My friend Anu featured a fantastic round up of inspiring Scandi-style interiors with this ledge on her blog Decordots. Check it out here.

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  1. Love this !

  2. Such a great collection, thanks for sharing

  3. Oh yes, shelves - they are so needed! I struggle with enough places to put my decorative pieces especially with the kids so these are the perfect solution! Newer homes and apartments would need them more without mantles and larger windowsills. Gorgeous examples Michelle as usual. x

  4. I love these shelves and we use them a lot in our client's rooms that we design. They're great in kids rooms with their books on display. I want one next to my desk now x

  5. Really great examples, I especially love the first one and the third :) I still haven't finished mine and it seems that being a few days over my due date I cannot concentrate on decorating anymore to complete this project :)

    And many thanks for the mention! x

    1. Oh, hi Anu, I'm so glad you saw it. I was supposed to get in touch to let you know I had linked through to your gorgeous blog post - thanks for the added inspiration!! Oh my goodness you're already past your due date - hopefully you're getting some rest while you wait - how exciting!! Best of luck. I can't wait to hear the news of his arrival! x x

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  7. LOVING this post - and love your pinterest posts : )
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