Wall shelves make it easy to reinvent our homes and to add more storage to a space without cluttering the room. Some types of shelves are universally versatile and some are better-suited for certain types of spaces or fulfill specific functions. Bedroom shelves are not usually meant to be very specific although there are exceptions. There are many different options and designs to choose from. You can see some of them below.
Bedroom shelves can serve a variety of different purposes. They can even function as nightstand replacements which is a very practical idea for small spaces with reduced footprints.
Box-like geometric shelves are great as display pieces. You can mount them in the bedroom where they can hold collectibles, pieces of artwork, framed pictures and other such items.
One option is also to have shelves or storage modules on either side of the bed and even just above the headboard, thus framing the bed and maximizing storage while also creating a warm and cozy ambiance in the room.
A particularly interesting trend is having an extra wide headboard which extends to each side of the bed, providing a uniform look to the room and doubling as a backdrop for bedroom shelves or as a surface on which to attach sconces.
The shelves can also be built into the walls of a bedroom in which case they’re sort of like niches. It’s possible to only create the illusion of a wall niche by incorporate this sort of shelf opening into a wall unit.
Instead of a typical freestanding nightstand, a chic idea can be to have floating shelves attached to the headboard. This way you’ll create the illusion of more space.
If you want your bedroom shelves to be both practical and eye-catching, consider some interesting geometric shapes or different color options. You can combine several modules into a unique display.
Shelves are pretty simple and that means they’re also pretty easy to customize if, for example, the bedroom is decorated with a particular theme. Check out this cool nautical-themed design and all the subtle details in it.
You can use shelves to store and display just about anything. In this case, the bedroom shelves act as dressers and form an interesting wardrobe with an open design.
Create a geometric display of shelves to give the bedroom a unique and original look. The best place for them would probably be on the wall behind the bed.
Shelves can also act as dividers. In this cozy bedroom setup, the bookshelves separate the sleeping area from the social space and frame it without completely delineating it from the rest of the floor plan.
The wall behind the bed is often quite useless since you can’t really have other furniture on it except for the bed. Actually, that’s not exactly true. This shared bedroom shows how a shelving unit can act as a backdrop for not one but two beds.
Sleek, geometric bedroom shelves can double as decorative pieces and you can even display them in combination with artwork or framed paintings and pictures.
It’s also possible for the wall behind the shelves to be the center of attention, in which case the shelves are merely accessories, a sort of overlay designed to enhance the beauty of the wall.
You can use shelves to highlight certain design features of the bedroom. For example, a high ceiling could definitely look dramatic and a few simple shelves can help you take advantage of this feature.
Murphy beds and bedroom shelves go hand in hand. A shelf can double as a base for the bed or as a sleek nightstand. The shelves are usually a great way to disguise a fold-down bed.
Shelves can also emphasize the width of a wall and redirection the attention towards a certain part of the room which is usually useful when the space has a low ceiling for example.