I always loved how people styled the tops of their bookcases, with decor and artwork just resting neatly on top. With my IKEA Kallax bookshelves in the study I was super happy to finally be able to do just that. For ages I really didn't know how I wanted to style it at all, and it had mostly sat with empty frames along it. I decided to go with a mostly monochromatic theme, with pops of green from the plants and some other subtle touches.
I've had that Marilyn Monroe poster for years now, but I recently cut it so that it would fit into my square frame and I've never been happier. As for the Scarlett Johannson print, I had always been a fan of her and that photograph, but it took a long time for me to get my hands on it.
These two framed prints were the starting points on styling the bookshelf top.
I collected a lot of other items that I already had, as well as acquiring pieces specifically to sit atop there. From Left to Right, my faux plant and white pot both from IKEA always a favourite.
Good for places that won't get enough light. Then my ceramic black and white owl, a gift from Josh's parents.
In the very center is Josh's clock, which I don't think even has batteries in it at the moment but I like the look of it. In front of it is an Ampersand cut out from Typo. I really like how it matches in with the style of everything.
I got this beautiful Clear Quartz Cluster* from Feel Crystals that I adore. I think crystals are really amazing and I would love to read and learn more about them. Clear Quartz is said to be full of positive and cleansing energy, and can help in emotional healing if you're feeling stressed. I feel a bit calmer just thinking about it.
I have a petite candle by White Horse Home in Parisian Pear that smells divine when lit. The entire study smells of cinnamon and pear. Like a pie. At the end I have my Bird's Nest Fern that I probably need to move as I don't think he's getting enough light during the day. But it's very pretty. I'm not sure where else I should put him.
Finally there's Geoffrey, my faux plaster stag head. He's from Typo and used to hang above my study when I lived at home with my Mum. He's now progressed to a more chilled lifestyle. I'm sure he'll be hanging up again one day.
I'm pretty happy with the decor I've got up there at the moment, it might change around in the future but currently I think there's just the right amount.
*This post contains items I was given for review. You can view my full disclaimer here