Shelf systems piled with books and magazines often appear cluttered and messy, although shelves can be used to add a pleasing look to the place. Using a floating shelf or a wider floating mantle can help to increase the visible presence and utility of the shelf. In addition, choosing the suitable type of shelves and arranging items on those shelves in an organized way can bring an elegant look to the place.
There is a wide range of options: from the traditional plain wooden shelf to glass and steel wire shelves. The choice often depends on the place in which you are going to install the shelves and the purpose for which you want to use them. For example, wooden and metal shelves are stronger and more durable compared to glass ones, and this makes them suitable for heavy objects. Hence, wooden shelves are suitable for libraries and offices, while glass and wire shelves can be ideal for schools and laboratories.
Shelving is not just a means of storage and organization. With some creativity, it can become a useful means of adding an elegant touch to the organization of the place. For example, using some ornamental plates or glassware on the floating mantle shelf on which the LCD and plasma TV is put can add additional décor to it.
Shelving units are available in various shapes and styles that suit different needs and match different tastes. They have many advantages that make them ideal for many purposes. For example, a small floating shelf can be suitable in places where the space is too small to use a table. In addition, wooden shelving units that have wheels can be perfectly used in libraries. On the other hand, shelving units whose surfaces are easy to clean represent a good choice for kitchens, restaurants, and hospitals.