Pink, white and blue kitchen shelves

I rent a very modern-style apartment and with its white walls, contemporary furnishings and strict rules about decorating it’s all about accessorizing when it comes to adding our personal stamp to it.

These two kitchen shelves have always annoyed me. They’re up high and above the sink, so not very practical for storing useful items, and don’t get great light. Until recently they’ve been a bit of a dumping ground for random decorative objects, and although I love shelves filled to the brim with lovely things (see my Home Inspiration board on Pinterest for evidence) there was no order to these ones and they didn’t look very pretty at all! So I decided to make them my mini project, and here is the result:

pretty kitchen shelvesFirst of all I collected together some of the items I already had and realised a sugar pink and pastel blue colour scheme was a real possibility – so I went with that as it’s definitely one of the prettiest!

I was inspired by the idea of displaying some quotes, so I picked out 2 kitchen-themed ones (that I hoped would not be too cheesy) and found printables of them online. I printed them out myself and framed them in these cute pastel decorative frames that I’d bought a while ago. I also picked up 2 quote plaques from Dunelm Mill to complete the quote collection.

Cake quoteKitchen quote

Kitchen shelves nic nicksSugar pink retro clockAdd some co-ordinating books and some random pieces I already owned, plus the ultimate in cute clocks picked up at Dunelm this weekend, and I think it was a success! The cup and saucer was a random goodie bag freebie from John Lewis, and since I don’t own the full set I’m using it decoratively for holding these pretty silk flowers.

What do you think of my pretty kitchen shelves?

Kitchen Rules plaque, Keep Calm plaque, silk flowers and sugar pink retro clock all from Dunelm Mill; pastel frames from Urban Outfitters; VW campervan moneybox from Sainsbury’s (a gift from ages ago); Pink teapot from Urban Outfitters (another gift from ages ago); easels (gifts); teacup and saucer c/o John Lewis.

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