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Wall shelves

Make Storage Flashy!

Books, BluRays, miscellaneous accessories - living room, bedroom, or office space - elevate your interiors with one of our classy wall shelves. From floating shelves to deposit your keys, to compartmentalized single-row shelves for your books and DVDs, IKEA has it all. Choose from a wide range of colours and finishes to match your other furniture. Our HEMNES shelves can be multi-purposed as separate cabinets or bridging furniture. For economically priced display shelves in quirky shapes, check out the SAMMANHANG range. The BERGSHULT range has solid wood floating shelves with a minimalistic design. 

Storage spaces that you can show off

 IKEA’s varied selection of storage shelves that also serve as display cabinets. Display your book and DVD collection or children’s trophies without worrying about clutter. For the aesthetically inclined, our HEMNES and LIATORP wall shelves are made of solid sustainably sourced wood and sport a handsome finish. Additionally, these shelves can be used standalone or as bridging shelves between two sets of furniture. The SAMMANHANG range has round floating shelves that can ideally be used to display figurines or trophies. They have glass-top varieties. For those operating on a small budget, the BERGSHULT range has solid wood floating shelves of a simple design. The EKET range has single open box cabinets made of solid wood that can be mounted in any room. Want a wall shelf with drawers, choose the beautifully designed EKBY ALEX shelf and fix it up under your dressing mirror. Reinvent your home and turn your plain walls into artistic interiors.

Arranging shelves on a wall

A blank wall would be the ideal setting for an arrangement of shelves. You can also place shelves between windows or next to a fireplace. They are useful in any room where a display of decorative items or pictures is required. Shelves in bathrooms and next to the bed can serve as storage for necessities in an easy to reach manner. The proper arrangement of wall shelves makes the display attractive. By their design, shelves create a horizontal line on the wall. But if you arrange shelves one above the other vertically, it also creates a vertical line that makes the roof look taller. Vertical arrangements should slightly offset each other to look more attractive. Widely spaced out shelves give the impression of more space. 

Placing decorative items on a wall shelf

Use wall shelves to display collectables, decor items, artwork, collectables, souvenirs or anything that interests you. Ensure that the wall shelf is capable of holding the weight of the things you place on it. If your wall shelf is capable of holding them, you can display books on the shelf. When arranging books, group them by colour or binding type for the best effect. You can use bookends to keep the books on a shelf secure. You can also display books in a mix of vertical and horizontal stacks for support.

Wall shelves are also ideal for holding greenery or a potted plant. A picture ledge is designed to display a rotating collection of pictures and photos by leaning them on the wall behind the shelf. You can symmetrically place items or create a more organic display. A collection of vases or candles also looks attractive on wall shelves. 

Avoiding cluttered looking shelves

Over enthusiasm in decorating a shelf may lead to it looking cluttered as a result. You can balance larger and smaller items to reduce visible clutter. Instead of a single eye-catching item, use repetitions of design element, colour or decor article to create a more balanced look. A rule often used with great success in interior decorating is to group items in groups of three. 

The weight that a wall shelf can hold

The manufacturer will specify the maximum weight that a wall shelf can hold. The shelf’s load also depends on the wall, and the fixing device used to secure the shelf. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

The ideal depth of a wall shelf

A low profile wall shelf helps in locations where you need to store small items in a smaller space. But, for decorative use, a wall shelf should be close to 12 inches in depth. Wall shelves that are going to be used to hold clothes will need to be deeper. To display picture frames, use a shelf with a ledge or lip to keep them from slipping off. 

Other uses of shelves

You can use shelves with integrated drawers below a mirror, as a vanity shelf or near the home entrance to store keys and other essentials. Shelves can also hold potted plants on a balcony or a patio.