Ceiling light fixtures are great for starters, but when it comes to setting a specific ambiance, they do not quite do the trick. They leave unwanted dark corners and unflattering shades on decorations. Table fixtures with shades are still popular, but overall, they are quite impractical. A floor lamp is easier to clean, has a better throw of light, and casts the most flattering shadows for the room.
Not only are floating shelves functional, but they are also beautiful. You can find them in wood finishes of all colors for a traditional, rich look. If your home is more modern or art deco, there are some manufacturers who make floating shelves in a strong long lasting resin material. You can find these in all colors on the spectrum. This is a huge plus if you have a color theme in your room. There are many different designs for these shelves; there are thin sleek shelves as well as those with very intricate designs along the edges. No matter what your style, I am sure you will find a set of floating shelves that fit into the decor of your home.
Floating shelves dont have traditional brackets that can hinder your efforts to create beautiful wall designs. Instead, they have internal brackets that usually run the entire depth of the shelf. They are installed in such a way that you never see the bracket at all. This is done by sliding the shelving onto the brackets by way of an opening in the back of the shelf. This method creates a cleaner and much sleeker look to the shelves. By using this type of shelving, you have the ability to put your shelves anywhere. Even the smallest places will not look cluttered when you install floating shelves.
This is a particularly beautiful decoration because the contrast between the driftwood piece and the delicate pendants and necklaces is quite strong and visible. To make such a piece you’ll need a piece of driftwood or a fallen tree branch, some wool or string, a hammer, nails, a ruler, a pencil and a drill. Insert the nails. They will serve as hooks. Drill a hole into the wall and insert a nail to hang the decoration from. Attach the string and you’re done.
Another thing you can make using driftwood is a cloth hanger. It’s a practical item and it will also have a unique look. For this project you’ll need some dry tree branches or pieces of driftwood, wire cutters, pliers, a saw, a drill and glue. Start by peeling off the bark from the branches so that your cloths won’t get dirty. Then drill a hole in the middle of the branch and attach the hook using strong glue. Let it dry and your hanger is ready.
Turn the fireplace mantel into a focal point using color. You can hang different-colored stocking or you can display an array of floral ornaments, also featuring a rainbow of colors. You can even borrow a few ornaments from your Christmas tree and display them on the mantel in a creative way. You can use candles to decorate the mantel and make it glow. Use candles of different shapes and sizes and votives and arrange them as you find it fit. You can also use a few other things in between, like pine cones, Christmas tree branches, tree ornaments, etc.
Another very useful item for any home is a coat rack. If you want to create something original you can make one yourself using a tree branch or a piece of driftwood. You can either mount it on a wall or suspend it from the ceiling or any other structure. Add hooks directly onto the rack or put hangers on it to protect its surface. Make sure it’s big enough to accommodate your clothes and accessories.
There is still one more option for finding decorative wall shelves. If all else fails, you can look in import stores, flea markets, and home interior shops. These types of stores are famous for locating that hard to find item. This may seem like a lot of shopping but when it comes to your home, you want it to be the best that it can when it comes to appeal. The perfect decorative wall shelf could be anywhere and finding it is what makes buying them so much fun.
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