Flexible Ways To Decorate With Hanging Shelves

Whether they’re store-bought, custom-made or you craft them yourself, hanging shelves are really practical around the house. They’re very versatile, able to adapt to a variety of decors, styles and layouts and you can use them to create flexible designs and to solve your storage problems. Just like hanging fruit baskets, they’re great additions to the kitchen but also wonderful for others areas of the house.

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You can make a hanging shelf using rope, 2 rectangular pieces of plywood, a drill and some paint. Prep the wood, stack the pieces, clamp them together and drill holes in the corners. Paint the edges of the wood and add the rope. Hang the shelf at the desired height.

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Or you can build an industrial hanging shelf. You need a wooden board, screw eyes, screw hooks, wire, rope or cable and clamps. Prep the board, mark the spots where you want to insert the screw hooks in the ceiling, drill the holes and put in the screws. Attach the screw eyes to the shelf, the brackets and then wire clamps. The final pieces is the cable.

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There are a lot of practical uses for hanging shelves around the house. First of all, they’re really great in the kitchen. They provide lots of storage and display space for dishes, herb planters and other things.{found on genassembly}.

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You can hang them from the ceiling above the kitchen island, an area that usually remains untouched. This you can make the most of all the space in the room and add storage where there’s none.

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Install the shelves close to the ceiling and use as a storage and display area for items you don’t use very often. Or this can be where you organize your spices, if the shelves are placed close to the stove or hotplate.{found on bruncon}.

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Make a hanging shelf for your planters. You need a hand saw, a drill, stain and a paint brush as well as a board, cord and wall hooks and anchors. Cut the board, stain it, mark a dot in each corner and drill holes. Cut the cord and insert it through the holes, tying a knot at each end. Make a mark on the wall where you want to hang the shelf and insert the wall hooks.{found on goinghometoroost}.

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This is a set of three hanging shelves that’s easy to assemble and really practical in pretty much any room of the house. The shelves are hanging at different heights and they can slide along the top rail to make room for taller items if needed.{found on outofstockdesign}.

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Only composed of three hanging shelves, this set features a thin design and is great for displaying photos, posters, tiny vases or for organizing your collection of nail polish or spices.Available on Etsy.

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Another great way to use a hanging shelf is in the bedroom where it can serve as a nightstand or bedside table. You can hang it from the ceiling at the desired height and use it to keep your phone, glasses, favorite book or a glass or water.

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For a unique look, use a piece of driftwood or live-edge wood instead of a board to make the hanging shelf nightstand. It would look wonderful in a Scandinavian décor but also in a modern or rustic bedroom.

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Include hanging shelves in your home office. You can hang a set of two or three shelves from the wall or ceiling in front of the desk and use them to store documents, books and other supplies.{found on seekinglavenderlane}.

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A set of hanging shelves can include as many as five or more shelves and you can use this concept to create a whole storage unit for the living room, bedroom, office, kitchen or even for the pantry.

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This type of hanging shelves is a bit unconventional, more casual and interesting than others and this allows them to be very versatile. They’re really great for small spaces because they pack useful storage in a simple and space-saving design.

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Instead of rope of cord, you can hang your shelves using old leather belts. A wonderful way to recycle belts and give your shelves a unique look. Plus, the combination of leather and wood is really elegant.{found on designsponge}.