Small Details-Big Effect: Beautiful Shelf Ideas

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    Small Details-Big Effect: Beautiful Shelf Ideas

    There are simple and beautiful ways to decorate your home without spending a lot of money. Shelves are a perfect solution if you want to make your interior pleasant while providing extra storage. These DIY shelves are easy, cheap, and will add a touch of style to your home. Whether you need something in the bathroom to store beauty supplies, or in your kid’s room to store their books, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for. Here are some ideas on creating beautiful and functional items you can proudly display.

    Chalkboard Cubby Shelf

    This adorable shelf is perfect for the kitchen or anywhere that you normally keep notes and lists. It has a chalkboard section where you can keep your schedule or grocery lists organized and there are delightful cubbies for holding smaller items. It also has hooks for hanging coats, hats, or anything you want. It’s a versatile piece that’s cheap and easy to make.

    Branch Shelves

    This shelf is both practical and beautiful, not to mention affordable. However, you’ll need to find branches that will work for creating a shelving unit. Get four of the same size and make sure to cut them evenly. Add smaller branches to give you more security and to help hold the shelves level. Then just add your shelving, which you can make yourself out of plywood. Alternatively, you can add a pinch of creativity and use light stones or cut off pieces of stumps. The choices are endless, but no matter what you go for, you’ll get a unique piece that will brighten your home.

    Floating Shelves

    These wooden shelves are functional and remarkably easy to make. The project requires very few supplies and it goes well with any décor. You just need wood, which you can buy, or you can use leftovers from previous projects. These shelves are ideal for a reading corner. The plywood shelves lay on top of pine boards to create a floating look, but they’re – in fact – very sturdy. You can keep your books on them without worrying about them falling. Consider bringing cheap and modern rugs into your reading corner to create a feeling of coziness while sipping hot cocoa and enjoying your favorite book.

    Kid’s Room Shelves

    Your children probably have a bunch of books and toys lying around, and what better way to store them than making an imaginative shelf. Lego shelves are easy to make and your kids will love them. Choose any type of shelf design, and just add some Lego plates (with glue, screws, or nails) to the top. Let your children take part in designing it and decide what should be built. Another interesting idea is a shelf made of puzzles. Make it as a single shelf that fits onto the next to create colorful piece of furniture. Make sure to paint the walls in a puzzle pattern to get the most out of the design. 

    Rustic Bathroom Shelves

    If you have an old storage system above the toilet, it may be time to upgrade it and these little shelves will give any bathroom a new shine. They’re installed the same way as the floating shelves and they have a plus of added strength. Apart from looking beautiful, country and rustic design gives you loads of storage space. Also, they are cheap and take very few materials to build. It’s a small price to pay for giving your bathroom a new and improved look.

    Pallet Shelf

    Pallets are cheap and versatile pieces that can be used to build anything, even shelves. You can create a beautiful shelf with an old pallet that’s both delightful and functional. It’s suitable for holding wine bottles, books, or anything else. This is one of the most economical ways to make shelves, since you can build more than one with a single pallet.

    These imaginative shelf designs are useful for storing items while adding beauty to your home. Make your choice and start shelving.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.