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By Mirelle Macdonald

A collection of affordable decor that you can move around the home, will keep all corners of your abode feeling fresh and looking cool.

The first step to creating the ultimate #shelfie is to search for objects with differing heights, shapes and character. Personal trinkets, piles of books, black and white photographs, quirky clocks, lamps, mini pot plants and framed greetings are just a handful of items that will give your shelf a life of it’s own.

Looking for a little bit of inspo? Check out our top picks below:

Deep and meaningful

The Ikea SNOFSA Clock in brass may be small, but it sure packs a punch on this shelf of metallic trinkets. It’s only $14.99 and could easily be moved from the mantle to a bedside table down the track.

Stark contrast

Those wanting to create a minimalist’s dream home, need only take a look at this chic, monochrome shelf, which may appear as if it could break the bank, but it’s deceivingly affordable!

Simple, slimline shelves are topped with this Kmart Glass Tray ($5.00), Husk Drinking Glasses ($19.95) and Ikea Glass Carafe ($4.49), while belly baskets, book stacks and tall plants help to pad out the space.

Shine bright like a diamond

Shylo Concrete are a small online business creating little concrete accessories with a whole lotta love. At $18.50, these tall diamonds (pictured in blush and grey) make for a super sweet addition to any bedside table and can hold your bangles to boot!

Fill the gaps

Create height and channel your hilarious/sassy/romantic/powerful personality with these delightful prints from Wool and Willow. They’re just $12.00 and with some cheap frames can make for an affordable and character-filled addition to your display.

Green with envy

We are crazy about cactuses, but an even bigger fan of the fake variety. The SJÄLSLIGT from Ikea will set you back $19.99 and includes three ceramic cacti in different shapes and sizes. They’re perfect for a desk shelf as they add a subtle pop of colour and a sense of individuality.

Streamlined shelves

These leather shelves from Interior Motives may set you back slightly more than than those at Kmart and Ikea, however you could DIY your own if you have the time. All the decor atop them is super affordable, though and has been styled to perfection.

Have a play with different objects in the same colour palette. The white vase and test tube holder are from Kmart but remember to have a look around for some extras from small local businesses. These prints by Olive et Oriel start at just $12.95, while the rounded black vase by Milly and Eugene is on sale for $15.

Fifty shades of grey

Grey is the neutral shade that keeps on giving. It never seems to go out of fashion, particularly when it comes to homewares – there will always be a way to inject new life into your muted accessories. Try styling your prized possessions on a side board with some greenery and a metallic of choice. This gold candlestick and glass dome are both $10 from Ikea.

Kidding around

Sprinkle magic over your little one’s walls by curating a collection of favourite toys, prints and clothes on a floating shelf. There’s an abundance of spectacular brands you can turn to when styling your kid’s shelves, and no rules when it comes to layering. This styling is on point using a bunch of monochrome and pastel pieces. The Arlo & Co wooden plaque (from $30) and Little Bambino Bear star cushion ($28) make for timeless trinkets to be kept for life, while the feather garland by Tiny Totem ($28) is a welcome addition to any kids space.


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