Today I’m going to float a few things past you for consideration – shelves! Floating shelves serve as a great decorating tool as well as a great storage tool.
Why Floating Shelves?
If you’ve never used floating shelves there are several reasons to consider them:
1. Floating shelves use vertical wall space. Wall and overhead space in homes is often overlooked and under-used. Floating shelves take advantage of this sometimes forgotten space, helping to draw the eye up to interesting decor items and freeing up valuable floor space.
2. Floating shelves are affordable. Less expensive than a bookcase or a fine piece of art, floating shelves often fill the same needs for storage and decorating.
3. Floating shelves are available in a variety of styles, sizes and materials. Whether your taste is rustic, contemporary or country, you’ll find floating shelves to suit your style. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, materials include wood, glass, plastic and metal.
What’s Right for You?
As with any furniture purchase, decide the look and feel you’re going for in your space. Select a style and material that suits your sensibilities.
Consider too what you want to place on the shelves. If you’ve got heavy objects, like stacks of books, wood or metal shelves might be the material to use. If a decorative collection will grace the shelves, perhaps glass should be your choice so the eye goes right to the objects and allows them to be seen from all angles.
How Will You Use Them?
Floating shelves work in any room in the house. I’ve put them to use in our media room to hold knick-knacks we want to keep – but also want to keep out of the way!
Where will you use floating shelves? If you’re interested in them, but not quite sure about how to best use them, Terrie and I can help. Consider a personal consultation (the “single dilemma” option might be all you need). We’d love to help you with any of your decorating needs. Read about our services by clicking here.
P.S. Terrie and I were interviewed by “A Measure of Success - a Q&A session with a successful blogger” about Your Decorating Hotline – read the article here.