Bored with your living room or kitchen? If you’ve got an hour or two to spare, why not use the time to turn your shelves into a fabulous focal point?
Jonathan Avnon of Joseph Avnon Interiors has this advice:
- For a well-thought-out display, stick to a particular palette, whether it’s neutral tones of white and grey or complementary colours like baby blue and pastel pink.
- Remember the principle of ones, twos and threes. Always have at least one personal item on display; a framed photo or your child’s artwork for example. Have at least two bursts of greenery, as this really helps to bring life to a shelf. Include a set of three items (see above), whether it’s three vases or three ceramic pots. A grouping of identical objects makes for a well-balanced arrangement.
• Begin with the end in mind. Even if it’s just a rough idea, visualise what you want to put on the shelves before you go shopping. Knowing beforehand that you want boxes for storage, vases for fresh flowers and a couple of quirky items will make the selection process much easier. And you may find that you already have a number of suitable accessories.