By Sing0. Bookcases. At Friday, July 27th 2018, 20:41:00 PM.
Find a theme. A palette of ivory, indigo, and naturals helps these eclectic shelves look pulled together. If your shelves are a blonde wood tone or white, choose deeply colored objects that contrast.
Open Kitchen Shelving. Open shelves feel hospitable―guests can just grab wineglasses off the shelf―and force you to edit. Try following this homeowner's rule of thumb: “If you use it more than once a week, have it out. If you use it a few times a month, stick it in a cabinet. Once or twice a year? It belongs in the basement.” Build in flexibility, cubbies are ideal for storage and display―and are easy to stack and rearrange.
Stair savvy. Staircase walls are notoriously difficult to deal with: If you hang photos, how do you line them up? If you paint the wall, does the color look equally good on both levels? Shelves make it easier—and create extra storage space. Special treatment, a cherry red bookshelf is like a shot of energy in this traditional home. The strong color acts like a frame for its contents, so give them some extra love with interesting bookends and small houseplants.