Wall-Mounted Box Shelves – A Trendy Variation On Open Shelves

Open shelves are extremely popular and very practical in pretty much any type of environment or style. But lately they’re starting to be replaced with box shelves which represent a variation of the design with a bit more modern and chic appeal. Box shelves, just like open shelves, are extremely versatile so let’s see how they can be used to improve your home’s décor.

Living room designs.

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In the living room, box shelving can be used for storage and display purposes. Hang the units on the walls at different heights to create geometric designs.{found on Gepetto}.

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The living room doesn’t usually need a lot of storage and this makes box shelving an ideal option. For example, you can opt for these instead of a robust bookcase.{foumd on blacklabarchitects}.

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You could also design a modular system for your living room and gradually add more shelving if needed.

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Display the boxes on your living room accent wall and choose a color that contrasts with the background to make the geometric shapes pop.{found on nicolelanteri}.

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The designs you create don’t necessarily have to be asymmetrical. The box shelving units can be put together neatly to form an inconspicuous piece of furniture.

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If you prefer custom and unique designs, then make our own box shelving out of old suitcases and crates. You can turn the design into a focal point for the living room.

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If you have an open floor plan, you can use a bunch of these boxes to make a space divider. They’ll offer practical storage and they can be put together in a ron of different ways.

Bedroom furniture combos.

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You can dedicate an entire bedroom wall to box shelving and come up with a complex system. Of course, there’s also the opposite option: to only include one or two such structures for a simpler and less cluttered look.

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This also seems like a really nice design for one of the bedroom walls or corners. You can turn one of the boxes into a bench with built-in seating and make a cozy reading corner.

Kitchen wall storage.

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Box shelving is really practical in the kitchen because it provides handy storage for things like spice jars, tableware, etc. In addition, you can store and display items on top of the unit too.

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Wooden crates can be easily transformed into shelving for the kitchen. Their worn look gives them a rustic allure and you can use that to make the kitchen feel more inviting.

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The space above the kitchen sink is ideal for hanging box shelving. Opt for this type of design instead of traditional cabinetry for a more airy and relaxed look.{found on babiekinsmag}.

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You can combine these shelves in numerous ways like pieces of a puzzle. Plus, they can match the rest of your kitchen furniture for a cohesive and harmonious design.{found on coadaptive}.

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You can play with shapes, sizes and colors in all sorts of fun ways. For example, create a symmetrical design using two or even more colors and match the box shelving to the cabinets.

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You can place these boxes wherever you want so the things stored there can be easily accessible when you need them.

Home office organization.

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Mix and match different types of box shelving units in your home office to create a custom configuration. Come up with the ideal design that provides you with the storage you need for all the supplies.

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Opt for box shelving that features different dimensions and forms to create interesting wall displays in the office. Hang them on the wall in front of your desk for easy access.

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Put a bunch of boxes together to create a storage unit that suits your needs. You can put a framed picture in the middle or, if you’re doing this for the office, you can opt for a chalkboard so you can write down notes.

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Make a custom bookcase design by piling up wooden crates and boxes. This could be your reading corner and it doesn’t have to be in the home office.{found on herzundblut}.

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Here’s a similar idea: a bunch of vintage crates put together to make a complex wall unit. You can add a desk on one side and create the perfect work environment.

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If instead of a home office you have a craft room, this shouldn’t be a problem. Box shelving is extremely versatile and ideal for every single room of the house.{found on thedesignfiles}.

Creative storage for the kids’ room.

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You can turn box shelving into stuffed animal storage for the kids. The main thing to take into consideration is the height at which to place these shelves so the kids can easily reach them.

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And since this is a design for the kids, make it fun and colorful. Each box can feature a different color. You can paint them yourself.

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Hang box shelving in the nursery room to display and organize the stuffed animals and toys.

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The crates and boxes can also be installed next to the bed. One could be the nightstand and the rest can be there to house all the favorite toys.{found on minhemlangtan}.

Entryway design solutions.

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Use box shelving on the entryway or hallway walls and come up with a system and a design that perfectly suits the space. For example, you can add a few hooks to the underside for hanging bags, scarves and coats.{found on cocokelley}.

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It’s nice to add a bit of visual interesting to transitional spaces such as hallways and box shelving makes that easy. You can use the boxes to display some of your collections here.

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Design a simple wall unit with cubbies for the entryway and your guests can use the compartments to temporarily store their accessories.

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You can use box shelving to make a vertical garden for the entryway. Each box can hold one or more plants.{found on site}.

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You can transform some of the deep kitchen drawers into box shelving for another part of the house. The entryway could use some extra storage and display compartments.