Ask the interior stylist about decluttering your home


If you want a comfortable, contemporary home without the clutter – but you don’t want to get rid of all your prize possessions, a neat shelving solution can be just what you need to clear the clutter and create a breathable space for Summer, says The Granary Interior Stylist Emily.

It doesn’t seem that long ago when you gave your home a Spring clear-out, but somehow the piles of paper and those bits and bobs that never seem to have a home have begun to breed across worksurfaces, the coffee table and even the spare chair in the lounge. It’s time to sort your clutter out once and for all.

A neat way of doing this is with a shelving system. A bookcase or wall shelf can be used to display those pieces that never seem to have a home, and can even turn what was a pile of ‘stuff’ into a unique piece of wall art.

There are many shelving systems available that can suit any type of room – the freestanding shelving unit which can stand against a wall or act as a divide between rooms or spaces in your home, shelving units that fit into alcoves and ones that can be hung on the wall to create a statement.

The latter is a more contemporary way of storing your possessions. A great wall hanging shelving system is Shelf Mate, a concept that enables you to make a bespoke wall storage composition. Planks available in various types of wood with a metal frame, varying in size and shape, form a flexible and modular system that can be applied to any wall and can be used to display anything from crockery and wine glasses, to books and ceramics.

Here are some of our favourite shelving systems:

Conran Counter Balance Tall Shelving 

The Granary price £719 (RRP £779)

Designed by Content by Conran, this shelving unit has a clean contemporary look that can fit into an alcove or used to divide a room into separate living spaces. 

Exclusively available instore at The Granary 

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Calligaris Hangar Open Book Case (right and left side options available) 

The Granary price £882 (RRP £980)*

This open bookcase is modern with clean and simple lines, featuring metal uprights and wooden shelves. Perfect for adding detail to any living space and looks fantastic when paired with its left side counterpart. It is also available in a variety of colours and options.

Exclusively available instore at The Granary

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Monterosso Bookcase


If you are looking for something a little bit more quirky this bookcase will be a talking point in your home. Simple but effective, this bookcase truly understands out from the crowd.

Exclusively available instore at The Granary

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Content by Conran Balance Low Shelving in Wood and Brass Effect

The Granary price £359 (RRP £399)

Perfect if you are looking for a shelving system that is not too tall, this versatile piece of furniture can be used either as a shelving unit or as a console table. Simple but effective, this piece provides plenty of storage space for your various essentials so that you can make the most of your living space.

Exclusively available instore at The Granary 

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Shelf Mate

From £99 

This is the ultimate in wall hanging shelving systems as you can create different configurations to make a storage solution that is perfect for you. Choose from different wood options, metal frames and sizes and get ready to showcase your possessions like a work of art.

Exclusively available instore at The Granary.

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