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Wall shelves are both a perfect decorative accessory and a clever storage solution. A shelf can keep your endless book collection in line, showcase your favorite trinkets or even stand alone as their own decor. Better yet, floating shelves, corner shelves and picture ledges can work in any room of the house and accommodate your style, budget and size constraints. More 
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As you browse around for your new wall shelves, use these questions to help determine how best to fill your blank walls.

Where should I put wall shelves?


For most spaces, the location will help you select the right unit to purchase, especially when it comes to style, material and size. For example, if you are looking to hang floating shelves in an entryway, units with hooks and cubbies for hanging keys or storing mail would be helpful for eliminating clutter. However, for rooms like the bathroom or garage, the conditions of the space may influence and dictate the material or type of shelving. Humidity of a bathroom may not be best for wood shelves, and the constant exposure to the outdoor elements and heat of a garage may call for more industrial grade metal units.

What should I put on floating shelves?


Are you planning to line framed artwork against the wall? A book or picture ledge would be best for keeping prints in place. The lip in the front of the shelving will secure the frames on the shelf and perfectly angle the art for viewing. Heavier and more substantial objects require stronger brackets and materials in order to prevent sagging. It’s a good idea to also mount the shelves on wall studs. For displaying a collection, tiered shelves will keep all of your valuables in a single line of vision, as intended. Units designed for storing books or DVDs could benefit from linear floating designs with dividers and built in bookends for organization.

How can I make a wall shelf look decorative?


Looking for a light and airy wall unit? Freestanding or floating shelves have interior mounting systems that enable them to appear as if they simply float on the walls, without any distracting or unattractive hardware.

Shelving with decorative mounting brackets are more rustic and can even border on utilitarian. By exposing the hardware that makes them work, you create more of an industrial and architecturally driven space.

Box shelves or cubbies allow you to easily design miniature wall vignettes throughout your home. If looking to create more of an eclectic and collection-driven home, than these designs are perfect solutions.

One of the greatest things about wall shelves is that they get your things off the floor and organize them at eye level. Not only do you keep your floors clutter-free, but you are then able to admire all of your acquired and collected precious trinkets at a closer glance, as well as keep them at a safer distance from the floor.