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How to Style the Perfect Shelf with Hayley Little


Style like a stylist

So often we see a stunning setting in a magazine and think wow. Interior stylist and blogger, Hayley Little of @mumlittleloves, shows us how it’s done as she styles our Armand Library Shelving Unit — Hamptons style! — choc full of Early Settler goodies and decor.

7 easy steps

7 Steps to Style step 1


Gather your goodies

Collect all the books and items you want to display, wipe away any dust and group them into categories, such as kids’ trophies, photos and books.


By the book

Stack your books in small clusters — some vertically and some horizontally. You could group them by topic, such as travel books, memoirs, or by colour.


Flower power

Add a little life with a few plants and flowers in blue ceramic vases. No green thumb? No worries! Go faux instead.


Pop in your peeps

Pick out your favourite family photos and put them on display. Nothing makes a house a home like personalising it with your loved ones and memories.


Trinkets & treasures

Bring the bling with some metallic glints or personal treasures and trophies. For special keepsakes, like trinkets from your wedding, you could have a decorative box.

Stylist’s Guide to the Perfect Shelf step 6


Colour & quirk

Add those special items that are uniquely you and the family, like a framed drawing from your child, a seashell from a beach holiday or your favourite scented candle.


Snazzy storage solutions

Keep things organised and in easy reach with some baskets and boxes. The Armand also has generous cupboard storage to stash away the toys and extra cushions.


how to style the perfect shelf

More in-store

We’ve got a stunning selection of shelving units and bookcases in a range of styles and sizes in-store and online. And if you loved Hayley’s tips on how to style the perfect shelf, check out her story — she’s renovated nine houses and is one of the most popular styling influencers in the country!


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  1. Anonymous 12th September 2020

    That is beautiful, not really full of useful things. Books, mags, platters, photos, trinkets, batteries, linens, cords, dry pantry storage, glassware, more books, records, kids achievements. It does looks pretty though.

  2. Lynda Campbell 30th January 2021

    I love the styling. I’ve pretty much done this with mine, however added alot more books in categories, so it’s very practical too.


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