Lack Shelf + Wallpaper = Disappearing Shelf

Wrap IKEA's Lack shelf with your favorite wallpaper to make an inconspicuous shelf that blends in with your walls. Click through to see what happens when you combine the popular floating shelf with a pattern that matches that of your walls...

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The shelf all but disappears. The idea is shown here over a doorway, where the shelf could appear cumbersome and awkward. The matching shelf and walls, however, reduce the shelf's appearance, helping it "disappear". This example, from Canadian House & Home's small space gallery, uses IKEA's Lack shelf and wallpaper from Farrow & Ball.

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Photo: Mark Burstyn

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.