Living rooms are used less for practical storage; they are generally used to display a variety of attractive accessories, personal achievements or some piece of art. If you plan to arrange books on shelves, try arranging them by color and size so that they look attractive and well organised.
Let's explore 6 ways that we think are the most effective ways of shelving!
1. FLOATING SHELVES
Floating shelves offer an unfussy and modern look as they are supported by concealed supports. Use them on their own or group them together for the unified look.
CONSIDER ATTACHING several floating shelves to the wall in either a vertical or staggered arrangement.
2. PICTURE RAIL HEIGHT
If you don't wish to create the center of attention of the living room around the shelves, hanging them at picture rail height is the key.
THIS POSITION FOR SHELVES makes them an ideal place to store seldom used items and books.
3. BOX SHELVES
Hanging box- style shelves in groups of even number gives a neat, symmetrical and balanced look to your wall. These are also good for keeping small decoration items , small succulent planters or even small picture frames.
4. WHOLE WALL
Hanging shelves across an entire wall offers a great display cum storage solution. This type of shelving needs to be kept organised otherwise the whole room ends up looking messy.
Shelves are ideal for placement in alcoves. If you hang shelves in two alcoves on the same wall, make sure they. match, for a streamlined look.
CHECK THAT your books, photos and accessories balance the display if you put the shelves in alcoves on the same wall.
6. ROOM OPENING
The space around the door frame can be put to a good use by installing some shelves which add a valuable space.
FLOOR-TO-CEILING shelving around the door frame or opening makes both the wall and space
look visually impressive.