DO IT: WALL STORAGE
Running out of floor space? The only way is up. From shelves to hooks, there’s an option to suit every room.
IF A LACK OF STORAGE SPACE IS DRIVING YOU UP THE WALL, fear not because that’s exactly where you need to be looking. Making the most of your wall space is a way to avoid the need for bulky furniture, such as cabinets, and it also gives you the opportunity to get creative and show off your favourite objects and relics. The shelfie craze means you can personalise a space in your home and at the same time you have the perfect spot for all those little knick-knacks that would otherwise be shoved in a drawer or cluttering up other surfaces.
Try it A weathered wooden wall hook from Kate and Simon’s business, The Wood Room, is handy for hanging hats, towels and swimming costumes on their verandah and means there’s still plenty of space for the kids’ bikes. And it looks great, too.
Try it There are so many options with shelving. It can be as utilitarian or as decorative as you like. Whether you want your shelf to blend seamlessly into your home office or create interest with different shapes and colours, there’s something to suit everyone.
Try it Kids’ bookshelves don’t have to be boring. Make them a focal point by choosing shelves in unusual shapes and displaying books, toys and pictures for functional and decorative appeal.
WELL ROUNDED Harto “Lou” coat hook, $29, from Clickon Furniture. BRIGHT IDEAS Losjön hooks, $9.99 for 5, from Ikea. GONE FISHIN’ Metal wall hanger in Gold, $14.95, from H&M. X MARKS THE SPOT Kids wall hook in Mint Cross, $14.95, from Adairs.
DIY wall hooks are easy to do and inexpensive. You can use anything you like, such as these vintage cotton spools.
Beautiful curves Create a feature with a spiral bookshelf.
SHELF LIFE Ekby Järpen wall shelf, $39.99, from Ikea. ROUND IT OFF Round metal wall shelf, $19, from Kmart.
By the book Open shelves are a great way to display books. Inspired by