I love cubbies because they are super practical. Today, we're showing you how to create and style grown-up cubbies that play with color and almost feel like an installation art piece! Here's how…
We started with three cubbies in three different colors (blue, white, and peach) and painted the wall to match in color-blocked stripes. Extending the color of the cubbies to the wall helps the cubbies feel like part of the wall as oppose to just floating blocks in space.
We wanted to create a cozy reading nook, so we hung the cubbies at three different heights (high, medium, and low). This gave us space to add a chair beneath the first two cubbies while adding an extra layer of dimension to the room. You can also choose to hang them all at the same level or mix it up in whichever way you like!
We then filled the shelves with books, trinkets, plants, artwork…even a few disco balls for added sparkle. You can also place a few things on the top of a cubby (like we did), or try hanging small, lightweight items from the bottom of a cubby.
Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Snow White paint, Benjamin Moore Labrador Blue paint, Ikea blue cubby, Ikea suspension rail, Ikea white cubby, Tictail dotty planter, Angie Stalker abstract painting, Benjamin Moore Funky Fruit paint, Ikea light orange cubby, Anthropologie wavy planter, Kikkerland ceramic pinata, Lorena Canals rug, Grandin Road chair, Target throw blanket, Persifor striped pillow, Arro Home round pillow, Alohas sandals, Target side table (past season), Urban Outfitters pink plate, Anthropologie frosted glass, Anne & Kate swizzle stick, Natti Natti floor pillow, Leif Shop coral pillow.