Wall shelves were used since time immemorial, they were used to store books and small items – everything for which there was no place in closets. In Soviet times shelves were not distinguished with a great variety, typical wooden structures were set in all apartments and houses which did not add any brightness and positive.
At the end of XX century a real breakthrough was made in the industry of wall and floor shelves, now another material was used for their production – fine wood, metal, glass, original designs of plasterboard appeared. Shelves became not only functional, but also decorative.
Today in residential areas wall shelves made of glass, wood, plastic or metal mostly dominate. People prefer shelves for several reasons – they allow to get rid of bulky cabinets, complement the interior and give individuality to it.
Taking into consideration the interest among consumers to various shelves and their significant contribution to the formation of the interior, designers gave vent to imagination and implemented bold ideas creating unusually designed shelves that can become a central element of any interior.
The main difference between designer shelves and designs produced in manufacturing is the unusual shape. Decorative shelves can be layered, simulate trees, leaves, animals, etc. Curvature of geometric lines, fancy shapes, strange twists give the interior a “flavor”, sometimes with the help of one shelf it is possible to do more than using expensive furniture.
Selecting shelves for different styles of interior
Not every designer shelf is suitable for a particular room. Here are some practical tips to help you avoid mistakes when creating a stylish and interesting interior:
– classic interior – wooden shelves of unconventional shape;
– minimalism and high-tech – light and weightless open shelves made of metal, glass and plastic;
– children’s room – wooden shelves with drawings, designs of unusual shape or painted in bright colors;
– kitchen – metal, glass shelves which won’t undergo deformation at high temperature and humidity.