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Shelfies are the new ‘in’ thing

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            Photo by ANNA CARIN Design - Browse TV cabinets

Step aside selfies – shelfies are our new obsession. Design lovers the world over have been blasting our Instagram feeds recently with their beautifully curated shelves, and revealing fascinating insights into their life stories and passions in the process.  And it seems no area of the home is immune to the shelfie treatment – we’re seeing everything from kids’ rooms and pantry shelving to the inside of bathroom cabinets on display. 

We’ve chosen our all-time favourite shelfies at Houzz for your viewing pleasure, which we hope will make you smile rather than feel the need to run for the nearest feather duster. And we’d love to see your shelfies – post photos in the Comments section below. Browse the best shelfies that Houzz has to offer!


A bold entrance

A collection of black and white photographs casually propped on the picture ledge, a bright yellow front door and a medley of unusual decor items make for a delightful entryway vignette.


            Photo by The Container Store - Look for home office design inspiration

Eyes on the walls

Short on office storage space? Go vertical! The owners of this contemporary home office have made an eye-catching feature of their magnetic wall storage by painting the backdrop black, and in doing have created a fab shelfie moment.


            Photo by WINDUST ARCHITECTS x INTERIORS - More living room ideas

All about angles

Televisions can present homeowners with quite the design challenge. Here, the owners have managed to detract attention from the screen by surrounding it on all sides with a built-in timber bookcase. We love how they’ve taken it from floor to ceiling and followed the diagonal ceiling line.


           Photo by Jasmine McClelland Design - Search kitchen design ideas

Food glorious food

When organised with a little love, even the inside of your kitchen cupboards can make for a fab shelfie, as this pantry reveals. The owners have chosen to store and display their staples in simple glass jars, which not only makes the pantry Insta-worthy, but makes it easy for the cook to see what they’re looking for. Splashes of fire-engine red add a little punch.


            Photo by elaine richardson architect - Browse floating shelves

All about the shape

A non-symmetrical arrangement of hexagonal and square display boxes guarantees the focus remains on shape rather than contents. Make it work by keeping the arrangements sparse.


            Photo by Nobbs Radford Architects - Search staircase pictures

On the up and up

And finally… we love how sometimes the best shelfies can crop up in the most surprising of places, as in the stunning storage drawers set into this timber staircase. 


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