If your fireplace is a non-traditional, flush in the wall style fireplace, you may be missing out on the decorative aspects of having a mantel to display art items, personal nick-knacks or family photos. If you feel that you are really missing out, a mantel shelf could easily be installed into the wall above the fireplace, providing you with the space needed to display your cherished momentos.
White fireplace mantel shelf:
White fireplace mantel shelf pictured: Twilight by HouseWarmer HWMS60W 60-Inch Finished White Mantel Shelf
If you’re looking to add extra storage options to your bathroom, a white ladder shelf is a stylish alternative that can be used in a variety of ways. The shelves can of course be used to keep your toiletries, drinking cups, perfumes and other related items at the ready, while the rungs can be used as towel bars. A Ladder shelf can also be used in the living room or bedroom for plants, nick-knacks, photo displays and much more.
White ladder shelf:
White ladder shelf pictured: RiverRidge Ladder Shelf, white.
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Using floating shelves to hold your DVD players, gaming consoles and mini-stereo systems minimizes clutter and maximizes space to give practically any room a clean, modern look. Floating shelves are relatively easy to install providing you have the right tools and hardware. It’s always good to check out the included hardware first before putting up the shelves. If the mounting brackets appear to be damaged or not great quality, you may be better off going to the hardware and buying your own bracketing system so that everything stays in place.
Floating shelf for DVD player:
Floating shelves for DVD player pictured: Master Mounts Glass Entertainment Shelves for Home Electronic Components, DVD Player, Cable Boxes, Game Consoles, set of 2 shelves
If you’ve glanced through a home decor magazine or have watched any of the home decorating shows on the cable specialty channels, you have no doubt seen a modern floating shelf or two adorning a wall surrounded by contemporary decor. Used either vertically or horizontally, this style of floating shelf is sleek in design. You can place small items on top of the shelf as well as inside, giving you more bang for your buck!
Modern floating shelf:
Modern floating shelves pictured: Nexera 223506 Avenue 2-Pack Rectangular Floating Shelves, Black
If you are looking to add some shelving to the wall, a walnut floating shelf can be a decorative and functional shelf for practically any room or decor. The walnut grain gives the shelf an elegant quality that can compliment your displayed items nicely, whether in a contemporary or traditional setting. Simply pick a shelf dimension that is suitable for want you want to place on it, then all that’s left is an easy installation of the shelf and its hardware and you’re good to go.
Walnut floating shelf:
Walnut floating shelf pictured: Welland 48 Inch x 10 Inch x 2 Inch Chicago Wall Shelf Display Floating Shelves Walnut