Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 19:09:34 PM. Shelf. By Alek.
Decorative Shelf Brackets - Its Time to Give Your Shelves a Whole New Look Decorative shelf brackets are an often underrated element in eye-catching shelves. Its all too easy to overlook them while concentrating on the shelf itself, or the shelf edging, but it would be a mistake to do so. Sometimes, instead of replacing old shelves all you need to breathe new life into them is to invest in decorative shelf brackets. Brackets complement and highlight a shelf, defining its look and feel, and adding to the character of the room. You can find them in materials as diverse as classic wrought iron, modern sleek chrome, warm and inviting wood and more. Shelf brackets should reflect their surroundings. Modern chrome brackets fit better holding up glass shelves in a bathroom, but cast iron Victorian brackets will work better in a foyer or formal dining room. You can find an endless variety of decorative shelf brackets online. They range from 99 cents apiece up to hundreds of dollars for just one of a pair. In order to choose whats best for you, decide how many brackets youll need, what style you are interested in, and your budget. Dont forget to take into account the weight load rating for the brackets. While most brackets will hold up most shelves, make sure you double check that the decorative shelf brackets youve set your heart on are suitable for your shelves before you purchase them. Size is important too. Its important for the bracket to properly support the shelf that its holding up. A common mistake is to buy brackets that are either to big or too small for the shelves. If theyre too big then theyll stick out, and if theyre too small then the shelf could be unstable and dangerous. The projection of the bracket (the part that sticks out from the wall and holds the shelf) should extend to within an inch of the outer edge of the shelf. In order to understand more about shelves and brackets, take a look at The Home Shelving Guide. Weve collected a lot of info and recommendations on shelving, also how to build shelves yourself. You dont have to buy decorative shelf brackets - you can make them instead. With a little imagination and some common sense, you could take many household or flea market objects and turn them into creative and unique shelf brackets. Bicycle handlebars, old baseball bats, hockey sticks and childrens toys could all be usable as brackets. Just remember that first and foremost they need to provide stable and uniform support for the shelves that they are meant to hold up. You can even go to another level and create brackets that match the theme of the room. For example, try glued-together kitchen utensils for an eye-grabbing set of brackets in the kitchen. Or how about gluing old video cassettes to a thin metal bracket for a shelf next to the TV? You can also take cheap brackets and decorate them. Try attaching CDs onto brackets for a striking stereo shelf or sticking ribbons and bows on a plain shelf bracket in a little girls room? The skys the limit. Go wild with some decorative shelf brackets.
3 Ladder Shelf Designs to Add Life to Any Dull House Some people have a knack for interior design and some people, like my self just cant get their homes to look tidy and well ordered. So what do you do if your home is starting to look a little cluttered with all your possessions? The simple answer is to use storage furniture to keep your belongings neatly stacked and out of the way, though dont completely hide everything as this might make your home look a little sterile. Good items to use are shelves, they help you make better use of your interior vertical space and add an interesting dimension to your home. These days a lot of people are using ladder shelves to decorate their houses, they are a simple option but you can store several things and still keep a neat looking space. If you look around your local home depot youll discover that there are many varieties of ladder shelves, they come in different shapes, sizes and colors. They are mainly constructed from hard woods, but you will also find some crafted from metal and even bamboo material for a more elegant look. If this is the first time you have ever heard of a ladder shelf, then they are simply tall rows of shelves in the shape of an old A-step ladder. Though they come in many different design styles, some are angled outwards from the wall with the top most shelf being the smallest and each level down gradually getting larger. This unique shape adds another dimension to your room or living space. Ladder shelves are all very reasonably priced, you can find a set for as low as $50, but some are priced much higher. The cost will depend entirely on what materials the unit has been constructed with, as some are made from oak and others are made from light metals like aluminum. To give you an idea of what you might find on todays market, here are 3 ladder shelves, which you might come across. (A) 4-Tier-A-Frame Shelf - This is a hard wood variety made from a high quality beech wood with a smooth dark brown espresso finish. Its overall look may appeal to an office space or a very modern interior as it has a cool sleek look. Each of the shelves is different in size, which will give a room space an interesting dimension. This type of ladder shelf is priced very low in comparison to its quality and can be bought for just $62. (B) Cape Craftsman Nantucket 24" (5 Tier) - This set of ladder shelves is based on an oriental style and would be a suitable display holder for a collection of ornaments or another valuable possession. It is constructed from a durable MDF material and comes with a black finish; it is very light and will last a long time. Each individual shelf has been made from several thin bits of MDF to form a platform, this adds to its ornate appearance. You can see that more work has been put into this product and this is reflected in the price, with each unit going for about $111. (C) Boca Ladder Display - This set of ladder shelves is made entirely from bamboo wood, which gives it a very unique quality and appearance. You can see the strong texture of the wood clearly as it has been given a lacquered finish to enhance the lines; the frame is made from bamboo wrapped in rattan wood to enhance its durability and give it a visibly appealing look. This particular ladder shelf will cost you over $200.
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