Many homes have an alcove or two.
They provide an ideal space for storage and, when filled with shelving, can be cosy and useful at the same time. They are a practical and aesthetically pleasing way of storing your belongings.
However, do you choose built-in shelving or floating shelves? Do you insert a cabinet? What’s best?
Our article discusses the best way to make the most out of your alcove with shelving ideas.
Alcove Home Cinema
Are you sick of your television taking up floor space with a cabinet? If so, why not use your alcove to slot it in?
You can either shift your television and cabinet into the space or build shelving into the alcove to house your television as a home cinema. The space beneath can be styled with trendy cupboards and, around the television, storage shelves can be utilised to dress with plants and trinkets.
The home bar has become a staple addition to any home in recent years, whether it be indoors or in the garden – or even in a man cave or shed. However, why not utilise your alcove space by turning it into a mini bar?
Add a slim wine fridge, some shelves for booze and glasses, and a little countertop for the ideal home bar. Moreover, this will ooze glitz and glamour and will really impress your guests!
A Home For Your Pets
If you’re an animal lover, why not turn your alcove into a little home for your pet? Add a pet bed or cat litter into the alcove and make it their safe space in your home.
Make your home a little bit more cosy by adding a storage place for the logs for your stove or fire. Not only is this practical, but it also creates an eye-catching centrepiece within the room.
- Create a bookshelf
- Set up a home office
- Use wallpaper or a pop of colour to create a feature