One of the biggest reasons I was drawn to the Room of the Week was the cleverness of the built-ins surrounding the room. Usually this much storage in such a small space would make a room feel claustrophobic, but this room actually looks very cozy to me. The clean lines and color painted to match the ceiling help these shelves recede in the room, rather than loom overhead. And my favorite detail is the uniformly shaped shelves. The rectangular shelves match other objects found in the room (fireplace, windows, artwork) and the actual shape of the room itself. Matching the shape of the shelves to the space really creates a harmonious room that is easy on the eyes. Imagine that large wall of shelves with a bunch of squares instead…not as cohesive.
I put together a few other examples of matching the shapes of your storage to your space to give you a better idea of what I mean.
ONE: Bookshelves | Mirror | Candlesticks
THREE: Bookshelves | Mirror