I have a thing for shelving the same way some people have a thing for shoes. The shelves themselves are a functional necessity — they free up valuable floor space and make for a more organized appearance. At the same time, shelving provides a great chance to show off your personality, either by providing a place to display cherished objects or, as with these images, by showing off some clearly clever storage solutions.
Corner shelving, repurposed shelving, floating shelves, even shelving that separates or divides a space — the shelving that you use in your home can tell just as much a story as the furniture you choose to fill said home with. Look at any one of the images above and then imagine that same image but without the shelves. Do you think the spaces would have nearly the same impact?
(Images: As linked above.)