When you live in a place where floor space is very limited – like a small city apartment – storage space is a premium. You can try to live a minimalist lifestyle, but that’s not a good choice for everyone.
If you have a lot of belongings that you need to find storage for, there are alternatives to buying space-consuming cabinets. You can make use of your walls for storage solutions with the help of strategically placed wall mounted metal shelves.
PLACING METAL SHELVES IN YOUR APARTMENT
Here are a couple of design ideas on where you should install wall mounted metal shelf brackets so that you can have more than enough storage space for all of your belongings.
You can place a couple of picture frames (and those fancy scented candles) as well as other decorative items that you like on these shelves. You can also implement this idea above the bathroom door, so you have storage space for towels and other bathroom essentials.
Above the Couch - Some people hang huge pictures over their sofas, however, if you do not have any large paintings to hang, you can use the bare space above your couch for displaying family pictures on floating shelves (just make sure to install the shelves high enough, so you don't hit your head when you sit down). Shelves above the sofa are also a great place for collectibles and other decorative knick-knacks.
Above the Bed - Another space in the house that is usually ignored is the wall space above the headboard of the bed. Rather than just leaving it bare, you can install two or three levels of floating stainless steel shelves above it. Use the upper shelves for plastic storage bins (you can place old baby clothes, kids' toys, and other things that you want to hold onto for the future), and the rest for decorations and books.
Place the books you are currently reading on the shelves above your bed so you can have easy access to them in case you’re looking for something to read before going to sleep.