Shelve it!

by Claire Minnaar


Let’s face it, some things are just too pretty to hide away in cupboard, cabinet or box – a sin really. Floating shelves are a lovely addition to the home and incredibly practical in the sense that you can tailor them to fit the size of your available space. However shelves have now also come under the creative looking glass and the days of hanging shelves behind a door to stow away old bric-a-brac are long gone. What’s even more exciting is the fact that you can pretty much hang the chic shelves yourself!

  • Hang floating shelves in the bathroom, either above the toilet or bathtub, making use of that empty space to store towels and fragrant bath products.
  • Shelves don’t always have to be in line with one another. Instead, arrange them in a curve or this-side-that-side fashion to make an interesting visual statement.
  • Use shelves of varying sizes, for instance small to big to shape a pyramid. This is also a handy trick of there’s a door frame or cupboard in the way.
  • If you’re intending on using the shelves for books, hang them at an angle to create an interesting eye-catching focus wall. Be sure to place a stopper at the end to keep the books from slipping.
  • Shelves are an excellent addition to any kids room as it allows you to display their cute toys rather than hiding it away in a storage box.
  • The kitchen calls for a number of shelves! After all, you didn’t buy that pastel pink colander and vintage tea set just to hide them away in the cupboard under the sink. Also hang a shelf near the stove to hold all pretty spice bottles, fresh herb plants and oils.
  • Don’t stop half way – hang shelves all the way up to the ceiling. Not only does it make quite a dramatic statement, it’s also ideal for keeping little hands away from your precious vases and such.

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For more ideas on Floating Shelves for your Home or to check out the original photos displayed above and their credits, make sure to check out our Floating Shelves Pinterest Board!

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