Ideal interiors: Floating shelves

Space in homes has become quite a thing, unless you have your own home. My friend is getting married and one of the things I was helping her out with was looking for an apartment.We got to see many of the apartments; the only problem was that none was big enough to accommodate furniture from two homes once they get married.

Space in homes has become quite a thing, unless you have your own home. My friend is getting married and one of the things I was helping her out with was looking for an apartment.

We got to see many of the apartments; the only problem was that none was big enough to accommodate furniture from two homes once they get married.

So as we kept on visiting one apartment to the other, we came across one very beautiful apartment with everything she needed, but the only hindrance was that the living room was not large enough to accommodate my friend’s wall unit. She pictured everything in place save for the wall unit.

As we were having lunch I realized my friend had lost her appetite, because the one apartment she liked could not accommodate her wall unit.

We kept on exploring on ideas about the wall unit until when I told her to sell it. Where will I put my TV and decoder she asked forlornly, as I was thinking of an answer looking around the beautiful bistro that we were having lunch at, I saw a suspended shelf at the corner used to portray some beautiful ornaments, and an idea of having in built floating shelves for my friend’s apartment came up.

I took her hand up to where the floating shelf was and I told her to try such a thing in her apartment as a TV stand, after a few minutes she was beside herself with joy.

Later in the afternoon she paid for the said apartment and plans were underway to have the floating shelves fixed in instead of the wall unit, which she decided to give to her mother.

Floating shelves provide an element of decoration in a room and act as functional storage space. The benefit of using floating shelves is that they need minimal space since they are hung from the wall and are available in an array of shapes, materials and colors, so they can suit any room in a home or office and they are also easy to install.

Floating shelves can also serve as a wall decoration in a room. A series of single-colored floating shelves scattered across a wall for a classic appeal or a group of brightly colored shelves for a fun aesthetic can brighten up any dull wall.

They can also be used as TV stand or even better as a bookshelf.

Floating shelf can be ideal to serve as a book shelf because they do not take up floor space, and when fixed appropriately they can accommodate both small and big books.

These shelves should not only be used in the living rooms, but can also be used in the kitchen as well. If one has a small kitchen and space of keeping all the utensils is an issue, then a floating shelf can help sort out this kitchen.

Glasses and plates can be put on the floating shelves for as long as the shelf is custom built to hold the weight of the utensils.

Floating shelves can be used in the bathrooms to hold toiletries as well, decorations or a stack of towels.

For a change in home décor floating shelves can add a touch of class to the rooms in your home, since they are perfect for displaying great collectibles, but that's not the only area where floating shelves shine, they can also be fixed in the children’s bedrooms to display toys or even awards from school.

Floating shelves can be made from wood to glass. Floating shelves made out of wood are more convenient to use when the things place on this shelf are mostly used at home, and thus it is disturbed.

Also the weight of the things placed on a particular floating shelf is also very vital. For example a floating shelf to act as a TV stand should be heavier and stronger to be able to stand the weight of the TV.

Thus, wood is a good material for this kind of work. As for the glass floating shelf should facilitate storage of items not used very frequently and keeping the clutter away, thus giving the place a neat organized look.

Many of the decorative items like mementos and delicate vases can be beautifully displayed in glass shelves.

You also get these shelves that are provided with a mirror at the back wherein you can see the reflection of the stored item, making the display all the more fascinating.

The popular varieties of glass used for the purpose of making shelves include colored glass, tinted glass, and etched glass.

You may choose one that would best complement the décor of the room and also add to the beauty of the items contained in it.

Floating shelves can be fixed in homes, offices, bars and anywhere else that it deems fit by somebody’s choice.

The advantage of floating shelves is that it helps you to save space, to reduce clutter, and to keep decorative items on display thus not only keeping your items organized for easy and fast retrieval whenever needed, but also adds the touch of elegance in your décor.

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