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Our Favourite String Shelving Compositions on Instagram

String Shelving, designed by Nils Strinning, has become increasingly popular over the past decade thanks to the emergence of the Scandi trend that has infatuated interior designers everywhere. What's so appealing about String is its ability to be scaled up to any size - meaning you can add and remove sections as needed - and the range of finishes available.

The majority of String installations tend to be white side panels and white shelves on a white wall, which really makes your colourful ornaments and trinkets stand out. Just search #StringShelfie on Instagram to see what we mean! However, String comes in so many finishes from white, black, blue, green, pink and grey side panels with ash, oak, walnut, white, black and grey shelving - there really is a String composition for every interior style. We've rounded up the best String Shelving compositions of Instagram that really show how versatile this iconic piece of furniture is.

String Shelving Inspiration from Instagram

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Yes, it's white on white but this String composition really is the complete package. This towering system features a String Work Desk, Magazine Rack, Sliding Cabinets & Glass Display Cabinets. Finished with an array of magazines, books, vases and plates that bring the shelf to life with colours and patterns.

A photo posted by Antonia Schmitz (@craftifair) on

This String Pocket in Artek Grey shows that String really works well in any colour - not just white. String pockets are a great introduction to string and they can also be combined to create larger installations. When hanging alone the neutral tones effortlessly combine with woods and other neutral colours like black, white and grey; meaning you can easily decorate around your pocket with wall art and planters.

A photo posted by Eunsuk Ji (@eunsuk_ji) on

If white on white works so well, then so can black on black! Although dark interiors may not be everyone's cup of coffee it's an increasing trend we have currently been seeing in magazines and on social media. This String system really focuses on emphasising what's on display by spotlighting specific ornaments on their own shelf. Great for people who want to show off their favourite design pieces.

Another great example of how the different finishes on the shelves can work wonders for your interior. This particular String installation has white side panels and walnut shelves which works effortlessly with the natural and earthy tones of the accessories and utensils on show.

A photo posted by Catherine (@petitepimprenelle) on

One of our favourite installations and not just because of the Smeg fridge. The symmetry of this shelving system works wonderfully and is reflected in the organisation of the accessories on the shelf too - it's very easy on the eye! This installation also shows how space saving String shelving can be for your home.

This nature inspired installation was recently featured in London Design Fair. The boldness of the black side panels and shelves counterbalances the neutral chipboard wall in the background; whilst the greenery of the plants and neutral tones of the plant pots accentuate the natural feel.

A photo posted by Zeke Rice (@ztrnorge) on

Another great example of symmetrical String shelving - and a little bit of OCD in its organisation! String works brilliantly in every room of the house, the kitchen, bedroom, dining area, living room or even bathroom. The possibilities are plentiful with this innovative shelving system that has stood the test of time.

Have you get String Shelving in your home? Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter and we may just share your picture!

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