Sometimes you just need to change one thing to make a room feel brand new.
After we put up the new DIY pendant lamps above the bed, other corners of the room started to feel old and tired, including the wall above the dressing table. So I thought it was time for a little change. I had started a small gallery wall with snippets from our travels but I was getting bored of it, I needed a refresh without having to spend loads. Luckily Rinkit had the answer in the form of some minimalist floating shelves.
White Floating Shelves (80cm), Rinkit £6.99
The shelves came with brackets and screws ready to put up, all we had to do was drill some holes for the brackets and slide the shelves onto them. I wanted the shelves to sit centrally and at an equal distance from the ceiling and dressing table, so it took a little working out before we were ready to drill. As always I roped in help, this time from Tom who helped me measure up and drill the holes. Once we had slid the shelves onto the brackets, they were secured in place with some small screws. It didn’t take long before the shelves were up and ready to decorate.
We live in a small terrace house so maximizing light and space is important. These white floating shelves create a clean minimalist look by helping to reflect the light and create the illusion of space. The shelves are perfect for our cosy bedroom and have made a big difference to a small space.
5 Tips for Styling Shelves
- Create interesting heights and depth with the orniments you place on shelves. Think about different heights by adding flatter objects such as trays or trinket holders along side taller objects such as candles.
- Add pops of colour to minimalist shelves with splashes of greenary in the form of plants. Not only will plants bring life to your shelves they can add texture and interest to plain shelving. Plants such as ferns are easy to care for and will look great when they grow downwards from your top shelf.
- Pile books on their side for a different take on a book shelf. You can stack ornaments on top of them and make the most of a pretty spine.
- Framed art or photos can be a great way to add height and colour to your shelves, lean them up against each other and experiment with different shapes and frames.
- Space is important to stop your shelves feeling over crowded, let your ornaments breath and space them out evenly.
These shelves were kindly gifted to me by Rinkit however opinions are all my own.
Thanks for reading,