This versatile lighting system can become your favorite if you give it a chance. The Ledge Hanging Lamp comes from designer Tim Wigmore, who has created the sleek lamp as a means to remind us how modern society can reuse and reshape scrap materials into fantastic new objects. A recycled aluminum frame hold the contemporary lamp together, creating a unique display of light that can be placed on the wall, in a corner of the room, used as a desk or table lamp or hanging above the reading corner, the dining table or maybe the office space. It is all up to you how you use it, because the design leaves you with multiple possibilities. Here are a few words from the designer: “The recycled aluminium framework of the Ledge Lamp highlights random and colourful scraps of signage and contrasts them with a context of sleek refinement. The Ledge Lamp is intended to be flexible. Its design encourages the user to explore different possibilities in the way it is used – a wall shelf/lightbox, a corner lamp, table lamp or pendant lamp. The Ledge Lamp helps alter our perception of the old and unloved, whilst empowering us to be bold and playful.”
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
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.