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10 Out of the Box Ideas to Use Shelf Brackets

Updated on June 23, 2016

Introduction

Shelf brackets are highly useful stuff.

Apart from their conventional use, you can also use them in other ways that can add great functionality as well as appeal to your rooms. By being a bit creative, you can use shelf brackets in many unexpected ways. Below appear some delightful ways to employ shelf brackets in your home decor.

Fireplace Mantel

A mantel is simply a long shelf.

So, using shelf brackets makes sense in adding a mantel in a naked fireplace. Based on the brackets you choose to use, the result can be as modern or rustic as you wish. In this picture, the metal brackets look amazing on the all-white fireplace.

Fireplace Mantel

Special Lighting

Hang a light in an interesting way using a shelf bracket.

This is ideal for renters, or the ones who don't prefer hiring an electrician for adding a new sconce in their space. You can find many cute pendant lights having cords, which would work quite well with this idea. This cage light is hung using shelf brackets, and it looks really interesting!

Special Lighting

Kraft Paper Roll

Now this is a fun kraft paper roll!

It's a lot convenient to make lists, story boards, or keep a bored toddler engaged happily when you are busy working. The shelf at the top is a great place to store markers and pens. You can decorate the shelf with stuff like a flower vase, or die cut paper or fabric designs, cards and scrapbooks made using die cutting tools.


Kraft Paper Roll

Fence Planter

Here is an interesting planter on the fence hung using shelf brackets.

It adds an element of cheer to the otherwise boring corner. You may choose to cover a large area of your fence with several of such planters. That would be an inexpensive method of adding interest and color.

Fence Planter

Architectural appeal

Having a home lacking interest and personality?

Create architectural appeal by adding some shelf brackets over windows or doorways. This gives a traditional touch to your home, making it more visually interesting.

Architectural appeal

Entryway Table

In case you don't have a large entryway, you can create a narrow entryway table employing shelf brackets.

It won't occupy a lot of space, and helps to keep the region open while providing a space for keeping your loose change, wallet, or keys. People get the first impression of your home by looking at your entry. So, give the space a welcoming touch by placing some fresh flowers there.

Entryway Table

Cozy Corner

Lacking a cozy corner for breakfast?

In your kitchen, add seating by creating a bar using shelf brackets. Customize the style, height and length to meet your requirements. This would also make a great desk.

Cozy Corner

Standing Desk

If you have a home office or a study, you can build a standing desk using some mega brackets.

Standing Desk

Offbeat Clothing Rack

Shelf brackets can be interestingly used in place of a traditional clothing rack or hooks.


Off Beat Closet

Organizing Closets

Divide the space in your shelves or closets using shelf racks. With such division, you can better organize your linens and clothes.

Organizing Closets

Conclusion

Feeling inspired? So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and implement these ideas using shelf brackets. You may also come up with your own decor ideas with shelf brackets and apply them in your rooms.

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