4 Decorative Shelving Ideas For Your Home

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5 Decorative Shelving Ideas For Your Home

Having 2 small children means we need to put a lot of our display decoration and every day objects out of reach for them. We have the classic book shelves on both side of the fireplace in our living room and we keep putting all the interesting and small objects higher and higher so they can’s reach them. We also have shelves in the children’s room – too keep all the cuddly toys (their collection grows day by day and all the stuffy toys are apparently equally very important to them) off the floor space. And whilst shelving systems save a lots of space, it can also be decorative and part of the look. Here’s my ideas how to do this.

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Grids and pockets

A metal grid combined with storage pockets can give home to your everyday objects like stationary – installed on the wall.  A few different sized organisers that attach to the grid for storing anything you see fit. It can be installed in the kitchen for utensils or around the working desk in your office. Painting it to the colour matching to the room’s features will complete the look.

A wall for your plants

Dedicating a wall for your house plants will make that corner of the room look like a little oasis. Place the big post on the floor and add some shelves and hanging basket on the wall to really utilise your surfaces.

Plant on shelf

Photo by Jessica Arends on Unsplash

Use unusual shapes

Buy a spiral shelf display or floating shelves to make it stand out and for a bit of unusual touch. You can mix up the items or keep them only for one type of objects like books, they will still make a decorative and stylish addition to any room.

Make them part of the look

Wether you prefer a sleek, minimalist design or you like to play around with colours, your shelving systems can be perfectly matched to any style. Paint them, scrap them, make them look vintage or shabby chic if you like. You can use different materials too.

Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash

Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash

This is a collaborative post.

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Vicky April 8, 2018 - 7:58 am

I loved reading this I’m currently redecorating my living room and was looking at shelves this has given me some ideas ?

eva.katona@yahoo.com April 9, 2018 - 8:22 pm

Oh I’m glad! Good luck with the decorating.

Hannah Denton April 8, 2018 - 1:21 pm

Oh I love this! Looks so cool and arty. I have so many little nic-nacs around my house, but I’m pregnant so soon going to have to move them onto shelves like this! They look so cool and homely.

eva.katona@yahoo.com April 9, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Yup, we went too that period too, in fact now that the eldest is 4 years old we still cannot buy really nice stuff, because they would just break it…

Rebecca | AAUBlog April 8, 2018 - 3:08 pm

I love the photo wall and shelving look, but not sure I’m brave enough to do one?! it looks so good though x

Rachy April 8, 2018 - 7:02 pm

This is brill! I love all the decorative features, I wish I was creative enough (and brave) to do something like this. (:
Rachy x

eva.katona@yahoo.com April 9, 2018 - 8:20 pm

Maybe you should just give it a go and see how it goes? I feel like that though sometimes!

Nayna Kanabar April 8, 2018 - 9:50 pm

This shelving is very nice. You can never have enough storage and display space in the home , these are perfect.

eva.katona@yahoo.com April 9, 2018 - 8:19 pm

They are a good space saver, aren’t they?

Rhian Westbury April 9, 2018 - 5:22 am

I want to get some trailing plants and do something like that as I think it would make a huge difference to have some green x

Kara April 11, 2018 - 8:54 am

We have the box type shelves for displaying the boys Lego and they look really effective

Laura April 12, 2018 - 12:06 am

Loving this simple and straight forward ideas to utilise shelf space. My shelves are covered with plants these days – helps clean the air and make the house look a little prettier too

Laura x


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