In case you haven’t heard, the #shelfie has made a comeback— the bookshelf is now a favourite among Instagrammers and Zoom-users alike, serving as both beautiful backdrop and a curated tableau of one’s lifestyle.
What is a shelfie? In short, it’s a picture-perfect showcase of shelves decorated with beloved books and peppered with an eclectic mix of art, keepsakes and plants. The appeal of the shelfie lies in the fact that one can easily display a random assortment of quirky mementos, while adding a personal touch to their room.
“Shelves are a way of telling your story through little trinkets collected over the years. Not only is this aesthetically pleasing, it’s also a great way to move around items to give the room a fresh look,” says Jennifer Soh, general manager for sales and marketing at Space Furniture.
1. Showcase Objects You Love
Chloe Elkerton, founder and creative director of E&A Interiors, advises displaying only the pieces you really love. “It can be the favourite antique vase you picked up in Paris or a bronze statue from Indonesia—your home tells a story and it’s nice to have treasured pieces. But be selective and don’t be tempted to display everything as you don’t want a ‘museum’ look,” she says.