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There are numerous ways to decorate a shelf, but it’s not always easy to pull the style together. Elfa invited three well-known stylists to give us their interpretation of a white and a grey shelf. See how Daniella Witte, Lokal 54 and Jenny Martinsson bring together the style in a children’s room, bedroom and spare room, and read their top tips on how to create a timeless style.
I wanted the golden white shade to add stability and vitality to the bedroom while also having a dreamy and energising effect during sleep and rest. It tones beautifully with light to mid-brown species of wood and can also be combined with burnt shades and green, which creates a well-balanced scheme.
The objects have been chosen for the natural materials of which they are made and which exude soft notes. Their aim is to inspire harmony in the bedroom which can look messy if things are not given a well-planned space. Small storage solutions for healing crystals, jewellery, glasses and other trinkets.
A wholeness that radiates a modern and young bedroom feel with soft, earthy, organic contrasts.
Bring harmony to the bedroom by focusing on soft shades and materials. Choose beautiful bedding and keep large storage spaces closed as this helps enhance the feeling of calm and relaxation. Visible storage space should be limited to a few small items that are conducive to a more tranquil atmosphere and restful sleep.
Straight from the more earthy tones found outdoors on stones, bark and soil. These give the room a calm base while also providing space there for our everyday living and socialising.
A collection of objects from countryside walks, second-hand shops and handcrafted items made with a caring touch.
Calm and soothing with beautiful contrasting shapes and colours. Exciting and imaginative!
The living room is a space for many different needs. So create spaces in the room that are well-balanced for your personal requirements.
Choose one palette of colour to create a calm and tranquil base. Then use posters on the walls to change the colour scheme as the child gets older.
Use a combination of open and closed storage, so that items can be seen and hidden. An easy way to solve storage issues is to rent children’s clothes.
Installing storage on the walls gives little ones more space for play on the floor, covered with a soft mat to make it even more inviting.
Lighting is important in children’s rooms, from general overhead lighting to mood lights and bedside lamps (to keep the ghosts away).
The painted walls give the office a neutral base and one of them is tiled which lends an industrial vibe.
Apart from the coffee maker, the best acquisition to our office is a large notice board that doubles as sound insulation. It has plenty of room for pinning up inspiring pictures and reminder notes and also adds a fabulously creative look and feel to the office.
At times it can be stressful seeing all the shelves in our office, so we’ve now put up a rail and curtain that we can open and close, depending on our mood. The fabric softens up the room and we’ve hung three different fabrics in tone-on-tone shades.
Since it’s important for us to be able to use our office in multiple ways, as a gallery, shop and workspace, we’ve chosen flexible furniture that we can simply rearrange without much effort. For example, we have an attractive and practical marble tabletop on a trestle base that can easily be put to one side.
Soft colours that help you relax after a hectic day and ease you into the next. Beige walls are classic.
Heaps of plumped up cushions, blankets and textile accessories for a cosy, welcoming feeling to help you wind down easily. You can place them directly on the floor in a large, soft, comfortable pile. Candles create a beautiful, warm ambience too.
Soft and cosy. Whether you have the whole room to yourself or just a corner. Decorate the space with objects that you love to make it feel welcoming and relaxing for you.
Perhaps the room is also used as a home office where clutter tends to accumulate? Fix a rail to the ceiling and hang up a curtain so that all the clutter is out of sight when you want to focus on yourself.
Personally, I have a weakness for earthy colours that can be combined in endless ways with different textures and natural materials.
The kitchen is home to all kinds of appliances and utensils. Try to find smart ways to conceal some of the less attractive objects, like the microwave and coffee maker. Hide them behind a cupboard door if you can. Objects you love should be on display, like on an open shelf!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend much of our time and it needs to be functional too. If you’re planning a kitchen makeover, get expert advice and do some research to find practical solutions that will work for your everyday life.
A round table. I think it is more social and intimate, offers plenty of table top surface and brings a spacious feel to the room.