Shelves are a design element that adds both a functional as well as visual statement to your space. So, it’s always crucial to pay extra attention to their designs. Furthermore, we’ll be sharing some creative shelf design ideas you can use to upgrade your homes.
1. Half and half
In-built shelves are pretty common in most home interior designs these says, but what most people don’t realize is that you can think out of the box with their designs. This image features an incredibly simple concept of a shelf design executed in a brilliant way. The tall half of the shelf breaks its monotony with an open compartment and the mid-height half completes the pragmatic side.
2. Simple yet open
Open shelving units are getting more and more common these days, but their designs are also getting more elaborate. While going for complexity when it comes to complementing a bold space is not a bad thing, but simplicity is an evergreen trait. A simple, tall, compartmentalized shelf as shown in this image is an excellent way to add to both the aesthetics and pragmatics of your interior designs.
3. Don’t forget functionality
It’s always important to consider what your shelves are actually being designed for, decorative shelves are definitely different from functional shelves. The considerations for both are completely contrasting. This image features a shelving unit that harmonizes aesthetics with pragmatics in the most amazing way. There’s an obvious symmetry to each open compartment, but the in-built drawers definitely don’t ignore the functional aspect!
4. Conventional is the best
Sometimes, conventional designs are the best because there’s a reason that they’re still around. This is the case with kitchen cabinets, no matter how avant-garde a shelving unit or cabinet can be, at the end of the day nothing is going to beat the functional and aesthetic quality of a typical cabinet system that we’ve known for the longest time.
5. In the furniture
If you truly want to add something extra to your whole design with the help of unique cabinets and shelves, try interpreting your ideas through furniture. The minimalist nightstand in this image is a great example of this idea. It’s plain in design, but the overall execution and stature are extremely pragmatic and distinct!