I love our bedroom more than any space in our home – it’s cozy, Scandinavian-inspired and features a charming wooden sauna we’ve built in the connecting suite. Yet one thing it does lack? Storage. Although my husband and I both have nightstands, it seems the books, magazines, bedside alarm clocks, hand lotion and baby monitor often pile atop each other until we’ve created a chaotic zone out of a calming retreat. Naturally, this headboard that boasts double-duty storage is calling my name…
I’ve always been a collector of curiosities, from the time I gathered dozens of typewriter ribbon tins to the massive stash of vintage Bingo cards I keep hidden in my credenza. Yet when it comes to displaying such collections, I often hit a roadblock: how can I showcase my favorites without cluttering my home?
Modular shelving has been around for years, and I’ve never exactly been a fan. They always seemed a bit “college dorm room” to me, likely because of those plastic crates I sported for four years during university. (Surely I wasn’t the only one who used them as bookshelves, makeshift dressers and more?)
But then I spotted these images from Petra Bindel’s portfolio, and instantly, my mind shifted. No longer are cubes synonymous with late night pizza and final exams. Instead, modular shelving can suddenly seems chic, smart and incredibly sophisticated.
I suppose it’s all in the styling, yes? Any collection can make or break a room, and when displayed in such an unexpected manner, the look definitely pops.
How do you feel about modular shelving? Yay or nay?
Image via Emmas Designblogg
… transform a spare cabinet into additional shoe storage? Equal parts form and function (after all – who doesn’t want to showcase all of that gorgeous footwear?), a display cabinet is the perfect solution to a closet bursting at the seams.
What do you think? Would you display your shoes the same way you display your dishes? Or is the look a bit too industrial and cluttered for your taste?
Long gone are the days of minimal shelving and simple storage. Lately, shelves are getting just as much attention as the objects we lovingly display on them – big or small. The newest trend? Geometric shelving that makes a serious impact:
Above: The T.Shelf houses an extraordinarily large amount of trinkets in its angular nooks and crannies.
Above: Even without the books, the Crash storage system creates a surprising focal point for any wall.
Above: Corner shelving gets a facelift with the A Few of My Favorite Things shelf, made of solid Douglas Fir and handcrafted in Germany.
With so many fun and quirky options, I’ve no excuse for my boring and minimal shelving. Time to upgrade – stat!