Now how smart am I to suggest the topic ‘My Plant Shelfie’ for the October edition of Urban Jungle Bloggers without really good shelves at home to style up? Well, let’s say it was a kind of challenge! My only bookshelves are tucked in a corner of my living room with a minimum of daylight and the are deep and a bit crooked (but I plan to buy a new bookshelf soon) – perfect for a styling, right? Anyway, at Urban Jungle Bloggers it is all about fun with greens and we do not imply any rules, so let’s roll it with my plant shelfie!
Adding a plant or two on a shelf is a good idea, no it’s an excellent idea! Whether it’s a prickly cactus, fleshy succulents or sculptural hanging plants – play around and see the magic unfold before your eyes. Since my shelf is a bit compact I’ve decided to dedicate a full shelf only for some decorative items and stuff all books on the other shelf. My current mood is very earthy, balanced, vintage. I chose my paddle plant and a cactus to add the green factor. I paired the plants with some vintage ceramics in earthy tones, a wooden candleholder and a few stones I’d collected during my visit to the volcano Vesuvius in Italy.
The plant pots match the colour scheme too – the cactus is planted in a vintage terracotta pot and the paddle plant in a brass pot for a dash of bling. I feel that the plants perfectly match the vintage and earthy theme and it absolutely resonates with my current mood. In order to put ‘my plant shelfie’ into a better light, I have placed it on my sideboard too – the light is better and it is easier to take pictures of it – so please excuse my little trick!
But enough with my plant shelfie, now I am off to discover your plant shelfies as this edition is a special one – we will pick five winners with the best ‘plant shelfies’ and they will receive a little something from us! Join in if you haven’t already – you’ve got almost an entire month to join the fun (until November 15th). We are looking forward to your plant shelfies!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!