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Wall Mounted Shelves, Instead Of Ordinary Bookcases

Introduction What problem we face while living in small apartment? Yes, you’ve guessed. It’s small space. In all possible ways we should save enough floor space. There’s no easier way than using the wall-mounted shelving made for example, from metal standards, adjustable brackets, ready-made shelves and so forth. This is a great way of displaying your

Introduction

What problem we face while living in small apartment? Yes, you’ve guessed. It’s small space. In all possible ways we should save enough floor space. There’s no easier way than using the wall-mounted shelving made for example, from metal standards, adjustable brackets, ready-made shelves and so forth. This is a great way of displaying your accents and utilizing your vertical space.

ADVANTEGES

You can use them for storing goods or a showcase to display your collectibles. They can be manufactured using a variety of materials and they come in various shapes and sizes.
In the living room, you can use them as decorative shelves to display your pieces of accents and other décor. In the kids’ room, they can be of great use for storing toys, books, clothes, etc. In the bathroom, you may use them to hold items of personal hygiene. In the kitchen, you can use these shelves to store handy items like salt, pepper, sugar, etc. The basic aim of wall mounted shelves is to store those items that are required frequently. This way, you are saved the trouble of opening and closing the drawers and cabinets frequently!

Examples

Wall-mounted shelving systems, as Maxwell points out in his “Apartment Therapist”, sit closer to the wall. They can also hold more things than a traditional bookcase because you can install them all the way to the ceiling. They maximize storage space at the end of a hallway. In the photo above,from Lovely Life via Style Serendipity, wall mounted shelves pack a lot of storage into a corner of the living room.Shelves the same color as the wall (like these in an interior from La Maison d’Anna G) make for much less visual clutter than a freestanding bookcase. They add a little architecture to the space. Wall mounted shelves are good for maximizing unusually shaped spaces where other furniture wouldn’t fit, like this little niche in Mireille and Simon’s Unique and Unified Berlin Apartment. You can also use them to take advantage of the space above a piece of furniture, like a desk or dresser, or in this case, a sofa. Image from Skona Hem. The height of the shelves can be adjusted to accommodate whatever it is you want to put on them — shorter shelves for CDs and paperbacks, taller shelves for larger format books like reference volumes and art books. In this space (from Nordic Bliss), the bottom shelf is raised above the floor so that the floor itself is the bottom shelf, maximizing storage space on the lower shelves. In this system books on the upper shelves are turned towards the room, so their covers become a part of the decor. Limiting the arrangement to mostly monochromatic covers keeps things from getting too visually overwhelming.

TYPES

There are different types of such shelves. Glass shelves – most elegant of all wall shelves. They give a very clean look to any room and are easy to maintain. You can use them in the bathroom to store toothbrush, towels, soap cases etc. This will give your bathroom a tidy look. Corner shelves – are the most useful and space saver of all the wall shelves. They can be fit in the corner of the rooms, the area that is mostly unused. Their biggest advantage is that, as they don’t stick out of the wall, you are least likely to run into them. In your kid’s bedroom you can use these to place toys or frames of family pictures. Wood shelves – are classic in appearance and look apt in any room. You have ample choice regarding the wood of the shelves. You can go for elegant cherry or modern oak wood or even country white. Wooden shelves are very easy to match with the rest of the décor of your house. Of course, it’s up to you to decide whether use them in home space or not. But we think it’s worth it for the way shelves like these save space and create a minimal, custom look.

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