Need a storage update at your place? Here are three shelving ideas that are equal parts practical and attractive.
Positioned by your front door, an industrial-looking shelf unit might seem out of place, but add your decorative touches and it quickly becomes an eye-catching scene. Borrow from this idea and add a wallpapered backing board to the top two-thirds of the unit. This sets the tone for your shelf styling! You can then adopt all kinds of baskets to store your stuff attractively between your collections. Psst… It’s a good idea to anchor tall furniture items to the wall for added safety.
Leaning shelves are tremendously useful indoors – you’ll spot them regularly in living room and bedroom settings – but shift them to an undercover spot outdoors and they instantly become the bones for a sweet potting station, storage area and display space. This good-looking shelving unit consists of two vertical supports and five ‘trays’, allowing plenty of space to store your potting mix, plant pot collection, gardening tools and the odd potted plant.
For the family
Do you dream of a spot for each of your family members’ day-to-day stuff? Here is your solution! If you think smart, you can replicate this idea with flat-pack cubes. Just support the pigeonhole arrangement to the wall up top, add coat hooks on the wall beneath this, and then install more flat pack cubes below – topped with a handy bench seat. The perfect spot to tie your laces! You can add decorative moulding and brackets to make the whole storage station feel built-in.