Using walls to your advantage

Cabinets, bookcases and shelving units can take up a lot of precious floor space, making a room feel cluttered and bottom heavy.

Instead, take advantage of walls as a storage alternative. Consider wall-mounted shelving for books, CDs/ DVDs, collectibles, and decorative items. Below are a few beautiful examples of wall-mounted shelving.

For books in the living room, from Apartment Therapy:

In the kitchen, by Rakks:

Mounting your television on the wall is a huge space saver. This TV wall mount bracket tilts and swivels, while this one (below) from Bontempi Casa looks sleek and modern:

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