What a fantastic way to liven up a building with little aesthetic potential! Street artist ROA recently worked his magic on creating an original painting featuring six enormous African animals on a construction in Johannesburg, South Africa. Employing a clever color contrast, the painting (found on This is Colossal) is easy to spot from far away and quite an attention grabber. We also find this idea to be a very original way to mark the levels of a building.
The artist achieved the fascinating work with the help of a crane and plenty of… patience. A small price to pay for changing the entire look of a building and adding a smile on the faces of the passers-by. ROA’s mural projects are getting more famous with each day, with unexpected animal depictions popping up in major cities across the Globe, such as New York, Chicago or Zaragoza. [Photography by Martha Cooper]
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.
Don’t worry about making your shelf picture-perfect. Displaying a collection of toys is a simple, eye-catching solution, and the resulting vignette just might double as wall art! Below we see the Radial Wall Shelf from The Land of Nod. To cut down on the cluttered look, try grouping items by color! These Color Bar Ledges from The Land of Nod make the job easy. Use the shelves themselves to create an artful wall vignette, especially if you purchase intriguing pieces like these Shape Shifter Wall Shelves. This Land of Nod hinged metal shelving allows for a range of configurations, from rectangles to arrows. And don’t forget about creative ideas such as placing patterned paper at the back of your shelving to create a vibrant backdrop. These Honeycomb Wall Shelves are styled with shades of turquoise. Do you have any shelf styling tips to share? Leave a comment below.