7 UNIQUE SHELVING IDEAS!

A shelf is the first thing that pops in mind when you think of storage…but why only stick to the tried and tested types? Here we will show you 7 completely out of the box designs for shelves which will make you go “wow”!

This is a real Jaguar with its heavier parts removed and set up against the wall to act as a shelf!

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This one is an interesting compilation of “crosses”…easy to get done too.

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This fold out shelf is actually a mural painting, sectioned into multiple panels. Just a simple mechanism can convert it into a storage unit from wall decor. Incredible!

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If you think pipes are just functional and can’t be a thing of beauty, think again…this space saving shelf cum coat rack looks super cool despite its simplicity.

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This shelving unit uses taut cables fixed on a wooden frame, to hold books, magazines, clothes and so on…won’t be able to support very heavy items though.

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This wall unit celebrates the beauty of “differences”…and we love the space created for the guitar 🙂

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“Hole in the floor”…sums up the idea behind these unusually designed shelves which look as if their bottoms have been sliced off!

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So now it’s time for you to “feed us back”! Let us know which one you liked the most and why…also we would love if you share your ideas and inspirations with us 🙂

Photo courtesy: Oddee and Houzz

ORGANIZATION IDEAS FOR THE LIVING ROOM…

There’s a reason why we call it the “living room”…we “live” here, enjoy with family and friends or just simply relax with a cup of coffee and a good book! We all have our own way to get the most out of this space. So making it look beautiful is very important. And let’s not forget, we usually have so much stuff that we need to figure out smart ways to design storage that pleases the eyes. The living room is a great place to go creative and come up with such solutions.

The first thing that comes to mind are shelves…simple floor to ceiling shelves can house tons of items, books, artifacts, stationery, photographs what not! Depending on the kind of things you want to display and the furniture in the room , you can choose a simple, new age look or a rough, rustic look or a plush, ornate look.

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If you don’t want dust to get at your things or maybe want to store items which you don’t want your guests to see, closed cabinets are the best option…floor to ceiling and wall to wall cabinets are ideal for storing endless stuff. You can also go for a combination of shelves and closed cabinets or where only the TV shows (there is in built space to accommodate that)! Check out the images below for a clearer idea…

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Other clever ideas are keeping pretty, matching bins (http://tinyurl.com/opytp64under the coffee table or designing a stylish table around the sofa where you can arrange things both on top and underneath. Cushioned seating benches with box storage below is a great multi-functional piece of furniture. A narrow console or entryway table with bins or baskets in the space under, can help a lot too! See below for a closer look…

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And here’s a real off the beaten track way of storing things in the living room without looking shabby…a staircase which leads to the loft and offers adequate storage simultaneously!

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So, think different and make your living room unique 🙂

Photo courtesy: Houzz, House to Home, Digs Digs

 

8 AWESOME CRIBS FOR THE NEW AGE BABY!!

The baby’s crib is the the centerpiece of any nursery. It is where your bundle of joy is going to be most of the time and parents always want the best for him or her. We are all familiar with traditional cribs but the human mind is always thinking of something new, something different…so here you will get to see some completely out of the box cribs, expensive but ready to blow your mind!

This crib made by an Australian company is eco-friendly, safe, with transparent sides and can be converted into a toddler’s bed when your baby grows up.

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This Vetro crib is made entirely from recyclable clear acrylic and is convertible. You might think your baby is sleeping on air!

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This bubble baby bed is transparent and designed to rock in a circle. Made from clear Plexiglas it is easy to clean and can act as a storage container when your little one grows up.

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This crib is all about adding some rustic charm to the nursery…you can hang fun stuff from the tree branch.

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The abstract zebra crib is funky with 2 stationery legs, 2 wheeled legs for easy portability and a “tail” which can be used as a steering mechanism.

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Is this a crib or a carriage on wheels for your little princess? Well that’s fantasy redefined…the crib comes with storage space and a changing table too! The journey of motherhood is sure to become a dream with this…

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There’s only one thing to say about this crib…it’s king sized!!

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This quirky cylindrical crib is made from natural pine and will help you rock your baby gently to sleep 🙂

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Photo courtesy: Trend Hunter and Oddee