Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Shelf inspiration

There is a new addition to my bedroom. 
I now have my very own gloriously sleek shelf.

This now presents me with a mighty fine task - arranging my books, magazines & stuff! Being a self-confessed Pinterest addict & lover of all things design, I have created a small collection to gather ideas for my room...





These are only my absolute favourites, & they all come from my pinterest board - 'To build a home'.

Here are my absolute top 3 favourite things to put on shelves:
  • Flowers & plants
  • Piles and stacks of books, maybe even colour coded!
  • Art - with beautiful frames, or sketches even can be very pretty



27 comments:

  1. I love the first one, I really wish my books didn't have so random colours that sorting them that way would be impossible :P

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  2. I love colour coded bookshelves! The whole 'ordered alphabetically' thing has gotten old, hasn't it? ;-) Nice blog by the way, did you design/sketch your banner yourself? It's cute!

    X Savannah

    www.sstandsforstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely, colour is the way forward aha!
      Thank you & yes I painted it myself, it feels more personal that wayxx

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  3. Beautiful!!!... but I have to ask - why do you have so much ketchup??

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  4. Those pictures are so pretty! I love having all my books on my shelves, I don't think I could ever get a Kindle.. flowers would look really nice too :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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    1. Thank you & I agree, as practical as kindle's can be, sometimes you just need those books in realxx

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  5. I agree, hahahaha. I love being so creative when decorating. Flowers, plants, books and art are always so pretty. I did some cute DIY stuff on my blog for a DIY calendar, pillow and more. You should check it out because maybe you'd like a DIY pillowcase to put over a small pillow for decoration on the shelf! Just an idea.

    Hope you'll check it out! xx.

    http://www.waitingfortheinternet.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh I really must get into Pinterest! I've always been a Tumblr girl, but something tells me Pinterest is the place to go for a creative soul like me?

    I love that idea, I hope you'll get around to do it and when you do pleasee take some pictures and show us :) x

    Where do I follow you? x

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    1. Yes yes yes, pinterest is so beautiful, I am a true addict - everything on it is so tasteful & inspiring.

      And thank you, I shall try to do that!

      You can follow my blog on bloglovin' if you click the button on the side (or on google) & you can follow me on pinterest if you click on where I've written 'To build a home' there is a link which will take you to my pagexx

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  7. Lovely post + pictures! Great blog you have here. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

    sixthtractate.blogspot.com

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  8. I agree! ad i'm sure your shelf will look dashing! and pinterest has so many great pictures of home designs, i sometimes try to replicate stuff but it doesnt always work quite right :D anyways i cant wait to see it when you're done!

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    1. Thank you, I'm trying to add some sense & coordination to all my book at the moment haha, it's such a challenge!
      And i totally agree, I find myself desperately trying to recreate pinterest ahaxx

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  9. Beautiful inspiration! My shelves are full of books and mason jars haha

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  10. i LOVE stacking fashion books with vases and flowers on my bosk shelf!

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  11. I love all of those inspiration photos, and I'm now following your board on Pinterest :) I could spend hours on Pinterest, it's so addictive! Would love to see how you decide to arrange your own shelf! xx

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    1. Thank you & I totally see why! Pinterest is perfectionxx

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  12. I really like the first and last pic

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  13. Lovely... lovely... i want a house decorated like this!

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  14. What a lovely room, and oh so many books. These photos are very inspiring.

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  15. Oh wow, beautiful and inspiring pictures! :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  16. I agree - I have to have flowers on my shelves! <3 They give such a nice vibe to the whole room! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  17. J'adore pinterest, c'est une source d'inspiration géniale!

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  18. Flowers fit perfectly with books on shelves. I'd add a collection of small things though, like stamps, old money, or even ceramic stuff, which would look cool on a bookshelf. I used to decorate my library in such way at home.

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