Decorative Wall Shelves
If you are looking to add to the decor of your home, you definitely should consider installing some decorative wall shelves. These shelves are different than your standard wall shelves as they tend to be smaller and more intricate in design. They make a perfect way to accent any room in your home, and for the most part are really straight forward to install.
Decorative wall shelves are a great way to put up pictures and meaningful symbolism in your home. Whether it be photos of family or that interesting relic you bought on that vacation, decorative wall shelves allow you to display them in a beautiful way.
When installing one of these shelves, it is important to pick an area that is not too cluttered. Often a space on your wall that is empty and needs to be “filled in” makes a perfect choice for these types of shelves. Keep in mind that you want to install them at eye level so that the contents of the shelving is easily viewable, and also to ensure that they are not in the way of any high trafficked area of your home or in a place where your pets can reach.
The costs of decorative wall shelves for the most part are going to be fairly cheap. These shelves tend to be much smaller than typical shelves, thus you can usually by a decent set for around $50. Of course that all depends on what sort of materials they are made of as well as whether or not they are brand name shelves, but usually the majority will fall under $100.
Also note that all decorative wall shelves are not created equal. When choosing the right one for your home, you have to be sure that the shelves are sturdy enough for what you are going to place on them. If you are planning to just place some picture frames or light objects on them, most decorative wall shelves will suffice. However if your intention is to display heavier items such as an antique vase, you will require shelving that is much more sturdy.
Something to also consider when installing decorative wall shelves is the type of wood that you are drilling into. Many contemporary homes today are made with thinner and cheaper types of wood, so if you plan on displaying heavier types of items on your shelving, you may need additional support for the shelves to stay put on the wall. The last thing you want to do is to install one of these shelves only to have them come crashing down after a few days because the installation was not sturdy enough.
Regardless of which type of shelving you choose, when in the market for these you should definitely consider looking online. Major online retailers like Target, Ikea, and Amazon all offer these decorative wall shelves at great discounted prices. So a good idea would be to definitely start your searches there. However if you are in the market for something more unique, you will most likely have to go through a local furniture store as they usually will have a wider variety of custom made shelving.