Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hot Tip! Hide Unattractive Bookshelves

One thing apartments often have going for them is open wall space. 
Rework a pair of sturdy bookshelves into an attractive storage wall:
Curtained Bookshelves

Cover them with curtains that match or complement your window treatments (for an extra touch, try pinning a wire sunburst or other lightweight art to the fabric, pictured here). 

Try placing the shelves side by side, or use a floor-length mirror to separate them and give the illusion that the room expands past the shelves.

To make your ceilings seem taller, hang the curtains from the ceiling rather than from the top of the bookshelf.