In a previous post (the one on the Vittsjo Ikea Hack) I showed you guys how I spray painted the Vittsjo gold to suit my decor. Well this post is going to be about how to decorate it. It doesn’t have to be a Vittsjo you decorate, it can be any kind of shelf you want to just jazz up a bit. So here are a few steps you can take. Bear in mind that the colours you choose should also go with the theme of the rest of you room. Here are a few simple ideas.

Step 1: Add Books
Simply add a few books with beautiful covers. In my case, I put Qurans. The reason I put the Quran on the top shelf is because in Islam, we honour the Quran by putting it in high places. In this instance, their beautiful gold covers go well with the gold frame of the shelf. The books on the shelves underneath have slightly more colour but are still subtle and go with the rest of the decorations.

Step 2: Add a Lamp
I chose this Turkish lamp I found on my travels to Dubai. I’ve always had a thing for these so it was a must buy!

 Step 3: Add a Vase, or Two or even Three
Depending on how much space you have put some vases. There are so many different vases you can buy now, all shapes, colours and sizes, so you will almost always find one to go with your decor. I put only one, but vases are a great way to decorate your home and you always have that option of putting beautiful flowers.

As you can see, the bottom shelf was left empty as I have a one year old. Need I say more? 

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