Good news! The ‘Wow Factor’ is sometimes less about a huge room transformation and more about the little elements that tie a room together. So, let’s take those empty walls and create a standout shelf to take centre stage using our five tips and tricks:


Keep it simple. For shelves to be a crafted part of the room’s decor they need to be easy on the eye to appreciate the styling items. You don’t want it looking cluttered, and distract away from the beautiful designs you want to highlight.



Find wooden toys that contrast with the colour of the shelf itself. You can select toys that tie into your room’s theme or your little one’s interests, from animals, cars, planes, cameras and more!



Wooden alphabet blocks that add a personalised touch are a gorgeous addition. Select letters that can spell out inspiring words or even your child’s name then place them alongside a framed print or a stack of your little one’s favourite books.



Nightlights are fabulous for shelving, they serve a styling and functional purpose and add to the calm mood of a room. You can choose smaller lights that are primarily for the light effect or choose a standout piece, such as the adorable Joseph Bunny lamp.



Unusual shapes and small baskets will draw the eye to your standout shelf decor. Our personal favourites are the Holdie house and the Rainbow Toy Abacus  which are both educational and decorative. It’s a win-win!



This is a guest post written by Rachel Matthews, sponsored by minifili. All of the featured products, as well as many more beautiful kids products are available from