When you need a home decorating hack, look no further than the versatile selection of IKEA shelves for the perfect solution to your decorating needs.
A new home decorating trend is to ditch coffee tables in favor of oversized ottomans to add a touch of style to the main living area. While this opens up space in front of the sofa to achieve a more open look, the downside is losing valuable storage space for books, magazines, remote controls and decorative knick-knacks.
One enterprising blogger easily solved the storage problem with IKEA wall-mounted shelves. She simply installed the shelves flush with the top of the sofa and positioned the sofa as close as possible to the shelves to create the illusion of a sofa table to open up as much living space as possible.
The key is to mount the shelves a little lower than the sofa cushions so that you don’t see the shelves. However, you open up a world of possibilities for decoration like lamps, vases, books or baskets to hold remote controls and other electronics devices that are best stored out of sight.
Not only are the shelves perfect for opening up your living space, they’re a great decorating choice for reclining sofas that make it difficult to use a coffee table.