Monday, November 11, 2013

Shelves as Functional Wall Decor for Your Home

If you live in a small apartment, you might think that home decor is a luxury you can’t afford. After all, what good would beautiful decorations be if they’ll clutter up your house? Fortunately, when it comes to wall decor, form doesn’t always have to undermine function.

One of the most common examples of useful but stylish wall decorations is the humble shelf. You might think they’re just places to plop your books on, but shelves can really give your walls character. Many people use them to display the knickknacks they’ve collected from their travels, pictures of their family, memorabilia, vases, wine bottles, house plants, candles—all sorts of things that reveal the homeowner’s personality.

Of course, shelves also come in a variety of designs so that they become, in themselves, wall decorations. If you’re a bird lover, you’ll love a shelf that’s fashioned like a bird cage. For those with a more post-modern taste, a seemingly two-dimensional shelf will not only add a feature of interest to your wall, but will also bend your house guests’ minds.

Whether in your kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, or living room, shelves will help you make the most of whatever space you have while still beautifying your walls. If there’s a blank wall in your home, perhaps a beautiful shelf will make a great decoration for it.