Good Shelving: A Marriage of Form and Function
There’s something to be said for having a place for everything and everything being in its place. But adding shelving to a living space is both a functional and a design choice. More than just a place to house books and collectibles, the right shelving maximizes the use of space while adding a dramatic design element.
Here are a few ways shelving can make the most of your client’s home spaces.
Because shelving draws the eye upward, it creates the illusion of height — perfect for those not blessed with 10-foot ceilings.
In smaller spaces, shelving makes efficient use out of a small footprint, utilizing the vertical space available. In larger spaces, the right shelving can create a dramatic statement that can be the focus of any living area.
Shelves that offer a variety of finish choices, such as BDI’s Kite Shelf, allow it to seamlessly blend in with your customer’s decor.
Two Functions in One
In the office, it not only offers solutions for organizing and storing files, but can also become part of the desktop surface — a definite boon for those in small, urban dwellings or in offices that must share space with another room in the house.
In the living room, you can turn a boring wall into a more stylish and multi-functional entertainment space with the right shelving. Shelving that helps to frame your flat-screen TV can store electronic components while displaying treasured personal possessions, helping to balance form with function.
Shelving as Art
Aside from providing functional surfaces in the home, a shelf can be a work of art in and of itself.
Pieces like BDI’s Eileen Leaning Shelf offer a beautiful modern aesthetic that draw focus to its clean design, while providing a dramatic platform to display objects. As a bonus, Eileen can stand alone or be grouped together for more design impact and storage space.
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