How and where to apply shelves in the bedroom

The bedroom for many of us is a versatile room, often combined with an office or living room. And therefore, the placement of shelves in it has a certain value, because it is so convenient to store books, beautiful vases, graceful figurines on them..

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But even if the bedroom is spacious and there is no need to save space, we are still looking for different interesting ways to decorate the walls. In our article, you will learn about the different types and designs of shelves and how to apply them in the bedroom..

Hanging shelves

The most traditional and straightforward way to place shelves is to hang them directly from the wall. And, depending on the functional purpose of these objects, you can install them above the bed, on the wall opposite to it, above the writing or dressing table, or in any other place most convenient for you..

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By design, wall shelves can also be quite varied. For example, single copies of a strict or curly shape can be used in a single design, or placed on top of each other several.

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You determine the distance between the hanging shelves yourself, guided by the height and size of objects, which will then decorate the structure.

If the room is small, you should think about whether the shelf installed in one or another part of the bedroom will interfere with free movement. Also, you need to carefully check the strength of the mounts, especially when the shelf is above the bed, and carries the weight of books, frames and other small things..

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Advice : If you are going to place books or other heavy objects on a hanging shelf, it is worth considering the quality of the material from which it is made. Choose natural wood without cracks or a metal frame. In addition, we recommend hanging the shelves on a load-bearing or wall made of durable materials..

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The height of the shelf installed above the bed should be comfortable, so it is ideal when it is installed 20-30 cm above the head of the person sitting on the bed.

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Shelves

This type of shelves is very convenient to use for any room, as the shelves are lightweight and mobile, which means that at the right time they can be easily moved to another part of the room.

Advice

In small bedrooms, it is most appropriate to use whatnots, since, in accordance with the size of the room, they can be very compact, containing everything you need for reading or handicraft.

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It is worth mentioning such unusual types of shelves as a partition wall and a shelf, the supports of which are leaning against the wall. These decorative shelves-partitions will help in the task of zoning the bedroom and its functional design..

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There are many places for placing shelves in the bedroom, they can be installed in areas near the bed, at the foot, at any wall of the room.

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Shelves in niches

Niches have long been interior classics, and thanks to the variety of shapes and sizes, they can be the highlight of the room. Round and rectangular, narrow and wide, less and more recessed into the wall, niches are an excellent place to place shelves in the bedroom.

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The niche can be made in the form of a built-in wardrobe with open shelves and closed sections.

Advice: It is necessary to determine the place for a niche in the bedroom at the design or redevelopment stage, as this requires compliance with some calculations and the creation of special structures. A good area for niches can be the bedside area, the gap between the windows, or the wall opposite the bed..

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Racks

This type of shelf design is more suitable for spacious bedrooms, because the shelves occupy a large part of the wall or even its entire area.

A shelving unit is an open, shallow cabinet, the height of which is from the middle of the wall to the ceiling. By design, it can be modular (that is, consisting of several compartments) and solid. The rack, moreover, is either installed close to the wall, or mounted to its surface.

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With the help of the rack, you can form a pseudonish around the bed. For this, the shelves are installed vertically and horizontally above the headboard.

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Window area decoration

Nice and very functional – you can use the shelves in the bedroom using a structure that frames the area around the window. And if the room is also a place to work with a full-fledged desk and a comfortable chair, then many shelves in the lightest zone will form a so-called mini-cabinet..

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In a traditional bedroom with a large area, you can arrange an additional seating area with a soft bench and built-in shelving on the sides. It is convenient to place books, magazines or everything you need for your hobby on their shelves..

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Based on our recommendations for the placement of shelves in the bedroom, you can make it not only more comfortable and functional, but also use every square meter to the maximum advantage. We advise you to take this opportunity!

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