String Shelf Love And Inspo

I have some major obsessions in my life, Interiors is one and owning a String Shelf is part of that.

I own so many impractical things which have cost a lot of money, I am starting to remember life is too short and those pretties should be used everyday, so my Cath Kidston tea set is drunk from, my vintage solid silver clutch is used. Life is for living.

But more importantly lately, my loves seem not to only be beautiful but practical, must come with being a Mum. String Shelves fall into that bracket.

Invented by Nils Strinning, the Swedish Shelving System has been going strong since 1949. There have been many additions and my favourite is the Pocket String.

If I receive enough Christmas gift money I am buying myself one, I have been longing for one for over 2 years and every time I have saved the money a crappy cost comes up, like a new washing machine.

I have a whole board on Pinterest of String Love, below are my top 4 faves, they are so versatile and can be used in every room in your house.

string shelf

Picture Source – 1/2/3/4

The question is which colour ?

I am going to put it in my Living Room to sit by my beloved G Plan sideboard to house some of my retro cuteness, I am kinda of drawn to the yellow, I do have a love for yellow, but in my heart I know the white shall be more practical, what would you do ??

pocket string

*NB I finally got that string and I let my heart win and bought yellow, take a look here.

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34yr old Mummy to 3. Our 6yo disabled son, 4yo strong willed girl and Deacon our menace born June 2013. Making our way through the every day, remembering to smile, as it's the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • I say go for the yellow! Such a statement and such a happy colour. Besides, most of the items you put on the shelf may be neutral anyway if they’re going to be practical so might as well make the shelves bright 🙂


  • Island Living 365

    I have shelves like that in my downstairs cloakroom. They are fab, we keep all of our cleaning products on them! #HomeETC

  • Julia Bryson

    Yay you got it! I was going to say, go for yellow! #HomeEtc

  • How have I not heard of these? They look great and well done on picking yellow, it’s a lovely colour 😉 X #HomeEtc

  • Elena

    Oh, never heard of these before but I think yellow is a great choice!

  • Catherine

    Oh gosh, I think I may be in love with these shelves! They are gorgeous. Xxx #HomeEtc

  • Caro Davies

    Aaah I love this!! I’m glad you went with the yellow version… because, at the end of the day, once you get bored you can always spray it white. Or blue. Or pink. Or… well, you get my drift!! 😉 Caro x #HomeEtc

  • mummyofboygirltwins

    I love this too and love any shelving or storage 🙂 Thanks for sharing xx #HomeEtc