Shelves make walls work that bit harder. Everyone has at least one wall in their home that can take a shelf and it doesn't have to be a boring old plank of wood either. It can be a work of art in itself, even a bit tongue in cheek, such as this floating cloud shelf from the always innovative Out There Interiors.
This one's really clever. The bottom book is actually a shelf made to look like a book, stack it with real books and it appears that you have piles of books floating across your wall. It would make a great little bedside perch, or group a few of them across a wall to create a novel feature wall - quite literally!
Shelves are not just made for holding books either. Free up kitchen work surfaces and the top of the sideboard, coffee table and bedside units by repositioning plants, vases, photo frames and other decorative clutter on a shelf. Available in a variety of finishes, the individual pull-down shelves on the Riveli shelving system allow you to create your own configuration.
And, I love this mini balcony fire-escape shelf - it's perfect for kitchen herbs or storing pots of napkins and cutlery. Or keep it by the front door for post and paperwork.
Now read on to discover some great multi-purpose kitchen furniture to look out for here.
I love my Ella's Kitchen Company shelf cabinet!