Hanging shelves are, as the name suggests, intended for hanging. These shelves forego the traditional brackets and typically feature rope or chain hangers that can either be attached to the wall or hung from the ceiling to create an eye-catching hanging look.
Hanging shelves look far more contemporary than traditional closed wall cabinets. They go well with transitional kitchens as long as the other elements are classic. Not only are hanging shelves extremely practical for storage, but they are also an effortless way to add a touch of industrial glamor to your decor.
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Why should you choose hanging shelves?
Bold, functional and effortlessly beautiful ceiling shelves capture the true essence of Nordic interior design. These shelves go beyond traditional storage units and aren’t just space-saving – they’re a standout feature of your room’s décor.
In contrast to fixed shelves, hanging shelves can be attached almost anywhere – be it on the wall or on the ceiling. They are also less bulky than traditional shelves and offer you an elegant and stylish way to display your books, plants, tools, lighting, ornaments and anything else you can think of.
Fixed shelves can be a practical storage solution, but they only go so far. With the freedom to hang them from the ceiling, hanging shelves make the most of any unused space – leaving walls free for tall furniture, cabinets, plant holders and all your favorite prints. Hanging shelves and bar shelves are also incredibly easy to access – so you no longer have to stand on chairs and search for the things you pushed to the back.
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How do you design hanging shelves?
When your shelves look this good, it’s worth thinking about exactly how you want to design them. Try to arrange your hanging shelves to fit your space – be it in the kitchen, hallway, garage or elsewhere.
An easy way to make your shelves look aesthetically pleasing is to incorporate a mix of textures. Things like elegant stoneware can contrast beautifully with more rustic wooden utensils.
When designing your ceiling shelves, you should also think about combining practical and decorative pieces. Experiment by placing useful items like books and kitchen utensils next to things like hanging plants, ornaments, and artwork.
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