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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, and adding the right shelving to a living space is both a functional and a design choice.
More than just a home to house books and collectibles, proper shelving maximizes the use of space while adding a dramatic design element.
Here are just a few ways that shelving can help to make the most of your 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 allow it to blend in with your decor seamlessly.
Two Functions in One
Shelving also plays a crucial role in supplementing surface or storage areas in home offices or entertainment spaces.
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. In either instance, modular systems are ideal for these environments in which a custom solution is desired.
BDI’smakes designing these modular systems and spaces a snap.
Shelving as Art
Aside from providing functional surfaces in the home, a shelf can be a work of art in and of itself.
Remember that shelving can be used to create visual interest. Striking pieces like the Eileen Blanc leaning shelf can offer a beautiful modern aesthetic that draws focus to its clean design while providing a dramatic platform to display your favorite items and books.
When thinking about shelving for your home or office, take a moment to consider your spaces and what shelving solutions are best suited for your needs and personal style.