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.
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 look fragile to the naked eye because of the way they sit on the wall. All the workings of the brackets are hidden so it seems as though they are floating there on the wall. In reality they are usually much stronger than other types of shelves which are supported with traditional brackets and screws.
It is time to get serious about your decorating. I want you to go around your home and take a good look at your wall shelving. Is it beautiful? Well the fact is that most wall shelving is merely functional and most people give more thought about what they are going to put on the shelves than they way the shelves look. When you shop for decorative wall shelves, be creative. Look for designs that are going to blend well and enhance your home decor. You may be surprised what a difference it makes.
The luxe cabinet styles with raised edges glazed doors in distressed white finish with a ceiling harnessed with warm cedar beams and planks creates a huge statement. Earth hue granite counter tops and back splash with and rustic bar stools pick up the story started by a professional range and a built-in refrigerator with custom doors made from old distressed woods.
A beautiful piece of driftwood can also be sued to make a peg or stand. Simply attach it to the wall using hooks or nails and leave it as such or add some rope like in this case. You’ll be able to make a beautiful and ingenious decoration for any room of the house, including the bathroom. The rope will serve as a support system for shelves or, in this case, decorative panels with all sorts of messages written on them.
Metallics create the modern dimension of this look taking luxe into high fashion. Mirrors encased in old jharokha windows or through accessories like metallic hued fabrics and shiny candle holders. A traditionally inspired silver finished armchair, the Queen Of Hearts adds a touch of luxe classic to the room. This classic stands apart from the more worn pieces and the feminine metallic accessories.The kitchen uses rustic antique manjoosh, an Indian chest on wheels with elephants and peacock carvings as an island combined with crystal wine glasses creates luxury decor, practical yet eclectic.
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.
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