Cute Shoes + Beautiful Floors Are the New #Shelfie on Instagram
The latest Instagram trend has us kicking up our heels in excitement. Why? Because it involves two of our favorite things: cool floors AND nice shoes. Of course, as with the recent #shelfie trend, there is an art to creating a standout post. In a perfect floorgram, the shoes break up what would otherwise be a pretty basic shot. For both fashionistas and avid decorators, it’s a great way to show off your favorite new kicks and capture a beautiful floor design that inspires you. While it may have all started with one hashtag (#ihavethisthingwithfloors), we are definitely digging the way this foot selfie is taking over our feeds. See below for the best of the best with some obsession-worthy shoes and floors to inspire your next (or first!) floorgram.
1. Bold + Bright: Landscaping like this is just asking for a floorgram. The hint of two colorful patterned skirts completes the oh-so-fun look. On the right, animal-print flats, a woven rug and a Cricut craft make for one terrific triple threat. (via @designlovefest)
2. Pops of Pink: Pops of color can make an otherwise monochrome floorgram really stand out. Here, bright pink pants and flowers on the edges of the photos really draw the eye to the fun hue. We are also lovin’ those white Birkenstocks and the inspiring calligraphy quote. (via @kayleensandra)
3. Strappy Shoes + Gorg Tiles: Strappy heels and intricate tile create the perfect mix of boho style. Show off your summer sandals next time there’s a colorful floor right at your feet. (via @ihavethisthingwithfloors)
6. Mosaics + Marble: Mosaic floors are prime real estate when it comes to floorgrams. Check out #myloveforfloors on Insta for more goodness. Also, keep in mind that checkered B+W marble tile will always be deserving of a quick snap. (via @pippavosper / @dccitygirl)
7. Old-School Carpet: Like all things hipster, retro patterns and funky hues make for some pretty amazing shots. Or, maybe it all comes back to Portland and the phenomenon surrounding its highly coveted (and loved) carpet. (via @kylemcmills / @anissa020512)
8. Geometric-Inspired: Geometric shapes and pointy-toe heels? Yes, please. And when admiring endless tiles of floor samples like on the right, a quick snap like this is basically required. (via @ihavethisthingwithfloors / @tessbmeyer)
9. Odd Angles + Unique Prints: When it comes to foot placement, don’t be afraid to get a little asymmetrical with it. And while some floors do all the talking (we’re looking at you, pretty pink flamingoes!), coordinating shoes don’t hurt either. (via @ihavethisthingwithfloors)
10. Mediterranean Patterns: After one look at the dreamy flooring and strappy sandals on the left, you’ll instantly be transported to a Mediterranean villa on the sea with whitewashed walls and open, airy spaces. And with tiles this gorgeous, chic neutral lace-ups (like in this predominantly pink pic) will do just fine to complement the floor. (via @ihavethisthingwithfloors)
11. Black + White: An adorable pooch makes an ideal accent to break up a geometric floor. Throw in an ultra-chic black purse and you’ve got an edgy black and white look. (via @juneletters / @ihavethisthingwithfloors)
(Feature image via @noorofmyeyes)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)