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10 Interiors That Make the Case for Built-In Shelving

July 07, 2017

Storage comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s built-in shelving options that we’re totally swooning over. While you may think that this look is a bit too traditional for your liking, we’re confident that these interiors will leave you with a new view on the permanent fixtures.

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Photo: Jacob Snavely. From: Chango and Co..

Sleek Media Unit

A wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling situation is a major statement, and we can’t get enough of it. Disguising your TV in your living space is always a tricky situation, but it’s a lot easier with the help of some quality design. This oversized media unit is the highlight of the room, and is instantly made thanks to the impeccable styling of the individual shelves. Steer clear of clutter and create miniature vignettes to turn standard cubbies into a sleek statement wall.

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Photo: Braun + Adams. From: Braun + Adams.

Makeshift Workspace

Any area of your home can easily be converted into an office, and that includes a section of a built-in shelving unit. Decorate the shelves with items you would find in a standard office to complete the home office look to perfection. Bookends, pencil holders and all sorts of organizational items can and should be used here to make generic shelves inspire you to get through that workload.

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Wallpaper Backdrop

If you’re uninspired by your built-ins, you can give them an instant facelift with the help of wallpaper. Choose your favorite bold pattern, color or texture and spruce up the backdrop. This bold element will add depth to the overall space and make the items you display really pop.

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Photo: Alyssa Kirsten. From: Lauren Rubin Architecture.

Door Frame Shelves

Permanent storage options may not be for everyone, but the door frame approach will turn just about anybody into a believer. Any doorway can be turned into a dramatic focal point thanks to a shelf-heavy frame like this. Fill the shelves with your prettiest of kitchen accessories and cookbooks to make a restaurant-esque cooking space. Want to take it one step further? Consider painting the door frame itself a darker shade to really make this new architectural addition stand out.

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