While checking email and catching up on the blogs I follow I found this great post on HGTV’s blog on How to Build A Modern Art Shelf. I love DIY projects, and this one looked especially easy. When I scrolled down to the final picture below, however, something just seemed off to me.
So I posed a question to the design team here at Vastu: “Is this shelf too high to really display art? Or is the height appropriate for the kinds of pieces the blogger chose to put up?”
Here’s what they had to say…
A common design challenge we encounter is customers needing more storage space. Here are a few ways to add additional storage to your space…
1. Rolling cabinets or low benches can add extra storage in a room. One of our favorite things to do is nestle storage cubes under a console table and adding casters would certainly make it easy to move the pieces around.
2. Wall-mounted shelves or inset wall niches can add visual interest as well as storage. Don’t be afraid to arrange wall-mounted shelves and cabinetry asymmetrically for a modern, dynamic look.
3. Open shelves add dimension and interest in any room, but we all have things we prefer NOT to display. You may want some doors and/or drawers to stash away those items. Something like the stacking Malta shelf and cabinet would be a great solution for open shelving with some closed storage.
‘S’ is for Stellar
If you’re looking for a simple, clean-lined platform bed, the Stellar platform bed is an excellent choice. But not only is this bed well designed, it is made with environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. The factory has a small carbon footprint and all power used in the factory is hydro-electric generated.
Shelving serves a great function, but don’t be afraid to choose a shelf that expresses your personal style.
If simple, clean-lines are your taste, go for a more traditional shelving unit. Be sure to place a few items on the shelves that reflect a little bit about you – like photos or items you’ve collected during your travels.