LEANING AND FOLDING SHELVES ARE GREAT STORAGE SOLUTIONS. STYLING THEM, HOWEVER, CAN BE A BIT DAUNTING!
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we share three approaches you can take to styling folding and leaning shelves. Enjoy!
1. ECLECTIC AND REPLETE
Under this approach, your focus is on packing the shelves with whatever you want and as much of it as you want. Leaning and folding shelves are first and foremost storage solutions, after all!
The good news is that this is the most liberal approach you can take. You don’t have to think too carefully about making everything you want to store cohesive or thematically organised. As you can see in the display below, we’ve stored everything from stationery and teddies to books and bottles of wine. However, you do need to take a care about how you arrange your pieces so it doesn’t look like a mess. Also note that this approach works best with folding shelves in neutral colours, such as white or a natural timber finish, as these won’t draw attention away from the display.
2. NEAT AND TIDY
For the perfectionists and minimalists among us, going neat and tidy is the natural (and only) way to go!
Under this approach, the key is to choose your décor wisely. Pick a few things which go well together, be it by material, texture, or, as we’ve done below, colour. But you don’t have to get much—the “less is more” or lagom mindset is best here. Very wallet-friendly!
3. SMART AND STYLISH
Undoubtedly the more practical, in-between approach compared to the other two, under this approach you place what you use within an arm’s reach and save the other shelves for décor (like photo frames, as we’ve done in our styling below). Probably the best option for those of us working from home and no doubt reflects the reality for most people.
While this approach is versatile, it also requires a fair bit of thought. You have to think carefully about both the décor—what it is and how much there is—and how everything is arranged—making sure that the things you need are accessible. But once you have a folding or leaning shelf system in place, you won’t know yourself without one!