When Benson and I finally got married, it was the happiest day of my life. However, it also meant leaving my parents’ big house and moving to a much smaller house- where we have stayed for the past two years. The challenge of living in a much smaller house took a toll on me, as I was used to living in a big house. My husband and I are saving money to buy a new house, say in the next five years- when the babies start coming. In that regard, we can’t afford to pay more money in the form of rent.
In that case, I had to think of a way to create space and make our small rented apartment more organized, spacious and beautiful. I hit the internet and the number of things that one can do to improve little space is just overwhelming. I found the idea of floating shelves more appealing and attractive. My husband loved the idea and was very excited. In the same month, we bought everything that was needed and planted several shelves on the walls of our small house- including the living room. At the very least, now I have a place where I can display my valuables.
The best thing about floating shelves is that they hang beautifully on the wall. Further, they can easily be fixed anywhere. Our walls don’t look cluttered even if we have limited space. Besides, even though they appear weak, they are very strong and capable of holding heavy items. For instance, our home entertainment systems, music system and television sit comfortably on these shelves.
Apart from their functional benefits, these unique shelves have considerably improved my home décor. We had the opportunity to choose several colors and designs that give our home a modern look. I am in love with my shelves and now have no problem staying in my little apartment for the next four years, or more. This simple and inexpensive idea of the hanging shelves made our house feel even homier. If you are fed up with your small house, try this idea; believe me, you will love what you see in the end.