Your Bike, At Home

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Biking's not just a warm weather pastime anymore, saved for bucolic rides in parks and along country lanes. In London, New York, even in Los Angeles, I've been noticing a lot more people riding bikes. Whether it's for the environment, convenience or economics, it's clear bikes are the wave...errr...wheel of the future. But where do you put them at the end of the day?

These five bike solutions, from sleek to crafty to rustic, all play on the idea of the shelf and are a great solution if you have ample horizontal wall space.
If your space is a bit smaller, a vertical solution might be a better bet. The Cycloc even lets you hang your bike along a narrow space between two windows. It's a popular solution among Apartment Therapy readers.
A bigger challenge comes when you're sharing a space with another biker or are a bike enthusiast with more than one bike. If you've got multiple bikes, check out this post for a simple DIY solution!
You could store it on the ceiling. It looks great; the challenge will be getting it down. This might be a better idea for longer term storage.
Of course, if you're like many Apartment Therapy readers, your bikes been chosen as much for aesthetics as for its functionality. As long as there's ample space to scoot past it, many bikes are so beautifully designed that even leaning against the wall they give off a sculptural vibe . i have one friend who takes it one step further. He parks his bike in the living room near a small sticker on the wall that reads "Bike 5. Metal, rubber and plastic."

Image: Leah Cyd Ross from Nina's Styled Studio

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