Hexagon, honeycomb, hive or geometric. Regardless of how you want to describe it, hexagonal shapes are beautiful. Less angular than its cousins the triangle and square, hexagons are a softer way to add geometric elements to your space.
Just as your local library displays book covers on tables and sprinkled throughout shelves, parents have adopted this display method to entice their young children to pick up a book and, when they do, to make it easier for them to find specific books visually. Here are seven different ideas for creating such a display in your home:
Bookshelves are a staple in any room, I should hope. But that doesn't mean that they have to be basic. Check out these delightfully modern, crisp storage solutions that work for children and adults alike.
Whether building furniture or applying trim, there will come a day when you will want to break away from the right angles and get a little curvy. Arches can help to soften an angular room or piece of furniture and they are a sign to anyone who sees them that the builder was on top of their game. The trickiest part in doing arches is consistency between pieces and achieving overall symmetry. Here is a tutorial that will help you make it happen.
As a recovering record collector who pared down his collection to just a few boxes of records, my need for record storage isn't as dire as it once was. Still, I like to keep my eyes open for shelving and consoles designed with record storage and display in mind, like this beautiful custom made Baltic birch plywood piece made by local Los Angeles furniture designers, WAKA WAKA...
Sometimes all it takes is one well placed colorful piece of furniture to take a room from blah to huzzah. To that end, I took a look around the internet and found these 9 colorful shelving units – tall and short, stationary and on casters.
Typically used to organize nuts and bolts, these small containers are perfect for the home, office or studio. With see-through storage drawers, bins and cubbies, you can be a bit more relaxed about labeling. Placed desktop or wall-mounted, these storage solutions are an easy way to retire the ol' junk drawer.
Some spaces don't have the room to accommodate a nightstand or bedside table. Sometimes the bedroom is small, or the bed is positioned in a tight corner. Either way, caddies and low-profile shelving are great small space solutions. Essentials like books, magazines, phones, alarm clocks, glasses and other accessories are kept handy and organized.
The secret to avoid losing your phone, keys, and other on-the-go essentials while at home is always putting them in the same place upon walking through the door. Some people use a bowl, others a table, or maybe you're apt to throwing it all inside a desk drawer. But I like this simple small-sized floating shelf, perfectly cut to accommodate for an iPhone (or similar sized device) and magnetically hold your house/car keys underneath as a space saving landing strip. Maybe even stack 2-4 for the whole household?
When considering storage for a small space like the bathroom, one of the most important factors is proportion. Tempting as it is to install wall to wall storage, going oversized will make the space feel even smaller. Wall cabinets are a compact and attractive solution to use the dead space over the toilet as storage.