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Designing Shelf Storage with style - 5 Great Tips
The bookcase is a common sight in many homes, and the office has a great need for shelves. Even in this digital age where everyone seems to have a PC or tablet of some kind, many still like to keep books and files that have meaning, as well as being needed on a daily basis.
Shelves are also commonly used in the form of a display cabinet too for key ornamental pieces, sculptures, trophies or to display a business’s brand and perhaps examples of work. There is every reason why storage should express style…
1. Fill the wall
If you have a vast expanse of wall, adding a fitted bookcase or shelving unit is a great way to utilise this space and create a stunning feature and focal point to a room too.
Such a large structure will need to be securely anchored and fixed to the wall so we always suggest having a professional team install a display feature of this kind.
You can integrate your books in such a way that you can easily gain access to them and have spaces specifically for your personal or company artefacts, trophies, displays and so on. Choose the wood finish that will be both elegant and timeless in your interior space.
2. Great in awkward spaces
Making a focal point of an awkward space is also a possibly with fixed shelf storage units. Under the stairs or in corners where the ceiling slopes, a bespoke designed and fitted shelved display unit is a great way of making use of all of the space.
Again, you can distribute the displays or books around the space so that you have an organised system so when you need a certain item, you can lay your hands straight on to it.
3. Shelving and cubes
We love bookcases and display units that have a mix of shelving and ‘cubes’. It adds interest to a bookcase as it splits up endless rows or books.
It also means that you can maximise the use of storage on a bookcase without overpowering it. Cube shelving is a great way to store pretty items but sometimes, you have things that you may not necessarily want to look at. Adding randomly positioned doors provides a design features and can be really stylish.
There are many types of opening mechanisms that can add intrigue and style.
4. Down or up lights
Lighting a shelving system really adds a stylish flair to it, as well as being useful in the room as a whole. Adding up or down lights – or a combination of both – can be used to accent some parts of a bookcase, perfect if you want to show off a bespoke ornamental piece or even a piece of art you have included in it.
5. Build the Shelving around a feature
A brilliant benefit of fitted shelving is that they can be truly bespoke. Many people choose to design and have their shelving fitted around a feature in their home. This frames the feature perfectly but also adds style and interest to the display value.
For example, creating a bookcase over a doorway or as part of the staircase, or in a room recess is a great idea. It utilises as much storage space as possible and looks great too.
How do you think you can add shelving into a room and create a feature with style at the same time?