Given the space crunch in a crowded metro like Mumbai, anything that ‘makes space’ is a big plus!
Getting a good shelving system can be incredibly useful to organise the clutter that would otherwise be found lying all around our homes! Shelves offer both, functionality, and aesthetic value.
Like all other furniture, shelves can be customized as per our needs! Shelves when intelligently planned can help in utilising wasted corners, and ensuring that our homes are clutter-free! Not just that - they also help save money spent on building additional storage space.
Let’s take a look at the different kinds of shelves you can use in your home!
Functional And Elegant Shelf Ideas For Your Home!
Here are some shelf ideas, you can incorporate into each of the rooms, that can transform your home from OK to FANTASTIC!
1. Fixed-Bracket Shelves:
Fixed-bracket shelves are made of individual brackets which can be used as stand-alone shelves or in combination with additional brackets to form a multi-unit system.
Fixed brackets are available in metal and wood, attached or hinged directly to the wall or a case. They are supported by metal or plastic shelf pins that range in thicknesses and size.
Wood brackets are available in a wide range of decorative styles and are extensively used in house interiors. This system is also called suspension shelving.
You can easily remove a shelf and its brackets if needed. They are readily available in the market, too.
2. Built-In Shelves:
This system is simplest among all the other shelving units. Fitted within nooks, alcoves, and other niches, built-in shelves can be installed almost anywhere where there is an indent; thus suitable for homes where space is tight!
The simplest type of built-in shelving system is a single plank of wood fixed horizontally over an opening in a wall. Built-in shelving system can be installed virtually anywhere in a home!
They can be assembled and fitted on site or constructed off-site, generally in a workshop and installed once completed. These systems are an effective and flexible way to maximize the unused spots.
3. Floating Shelves:
These shelves aren’t just functionally amazing, but are also awesome to look at! Unlike fixed brackets units, which are attached by visible nails and pins, they appear to float over walls seemingly unattached to screws and hinged.
They are a stylish way to show off prized buys and art pieces. Also referred to as torsion box shelves, they are made of engineered wood with internal bracket support, which forms a shallow closed box, providing load-bearing strength.
They are available in a wide range of colours, sizes, designs and shapes and make fine interior decorating accessories.
4. Corner Shelves:
Though called corner shelves, these are not really restricted to corners! Rather, they are customised to fit tighter spots and locations with the option of open or closed units and can be either floor-based or wall-hung.
These are a clever way to maximize storage without taking up too much space. They effectively utilize inaccessible and hard to access corners in a range of fancy styles. These shelving systems are available in solid wood, plastic and engineered/laminated wood and can be customized to fit any location.
5. Top-Hung Shelves:
These are used in classrooms and storerooms to store and displayed items such as books, magazines, pens or other stuff. They incorporate metal sections that are mounted to walls and from which shelves and droppers can be hung.
Top hung storage shelving systems are not suitable for lightweight walls.
6. Freestanding/Portable Shelves:
They are ideal for both display and storage purposes. They are portable and can be easily shifted to any area and provide enough space. Free-standing shelving systems are available in a range of sizes, materials, colours and designs.
There you go! Aesthetics and functionality all neatly organised in a few shelves!
Get in touch with Hipcouch, if you want to give your home a much-deserved makeover!