There are two different kinds of interior designers: the kind that picks up a few ornaments during the design process and leaves it at that, and the kind that loves nothing better than to add new ornaments whenever they get the chance.
When it comes to the latter, it’s fair to say that things can get out of hand very quickly! Sure, it might be fun and exciting to constantly add new things to the home, but it can also get a little difficult when you run out of places to display them!
But that’s what we’re here for. Below, we’re going to tell you about seven of the best shelving display ideas specifically for your ornaments, all of which can give them the stage they deserve while also not taking up any more space!
Okay, we’re going to start with one that isn’t exactly a shelf, but hear us out! Hanging shelves are essentially inch-long strips of wood where ornaments can be hung. This idea is especially good for trinkets or jewellery lovers. Say, for instance, you’ve bought a beautiful chai necklace but don’t know how often you’ll wear it. Hanging shelves give you the ability to show off items like this 24/7, without the need to store them away out of sight.
This one is definitely for the hardcore! If you’ve got a large number of ornaments that you’re looking to display, open shelving can essentially cover an entire wall, helping you to place as many objects as possible into each enclosed square. Compared to an average storage unit, this can be a great economical option that also creates a strong visual impact in a room.
The only problem with having lots of shelves is that they can easily make the room feel a little smaller – especially in more compact spaces like the lounge or kitchen. There is a way around this, however. With glass shelves, you can display your ornaments without creating that illusion of a smaller space, and your ornaments can look like they’re floating against the wall rather than sitting on top of something opaque.
Shelving is ordinarily quite linear, with many homeowners choosing around three to four shelves that run horizontally across the wall. With honeycomb shelves, however, you can shake things up a little bit. These are octagon-shaped shelves that run diagonally and horizontally, helping to create a bit of spontaneity over linearity.
One of the best shelving trends in 2023 is the “DIY shelf”, which essentially involves cutting the woodwork and installing it yourself. Don’t be afraid if you’re lacking in carpentry skills. DIY shelves are designed to look a little more imperfect and raw, and they can really compliment a more traditional or modern-traditional space.
Toilet Roll Shelves
Yes, really. We said these ideas were going to be unique! The toilet roll shelves are used by designers who want to be more sustainable, reusing household objects to create shelving rather than buying the shelves online. If you have smaller ornaments or trinkets, this can actually be quite a subtle and beautiful option, provided it’s done with care and delicacy, of course!
Lastly, one of our favourite 2023 design trends comes in the form of “wooden triangle shelves”. These are essentially triangular-shaped shelves that can be placed on the wall at any angle, perfect if you would like to create a more abstract space with no trackable order. Because of their shape, you’ll only be able to fit a certain amount of ornaments inside them, but they can still be a great option if you have smaller ornaments that are looking for their forever home!