Here is a photo of my living room (it has changed a little since but forgive me for the old photo):
So a few things have changed already but the layout for the big furniture is the same. See the shelves in the right corner?
This shelf is starting to feel oddly-placed and too crowded for me. My parents recently painted their DIY built-in wood shelves in their living room and it has inspired me (they look awesome but sadly I have no pics at this time).
As you probably remember Husband and I moved from a 2 story 3 bedroom home with a basement to a 2 bedroom (no dining room) apartment. We LOVE our apartment but it is considerable smaller and storage is a fun task to complete (but I LOVE the challenge truth be told). I could use more storage and I know having more shelves means I could spread stuff out a bit-instead of cramming it all on one shelf in the living room. The goal is NOT to get more stuff to fill these shelves, I stress that to you and to myself-I need to reminder:)
Expedit now has high gloss colors available! Yes please!
Unfortunately the size shelf I want is only available in birch, white, or black-brown:
So, what to do?
I was originally thinking of adding the above size shelf to the ends of the couch/corners of the living room and then putting another 2X4 shelf behind the couch/in between the windows.
Now I am worried about these being too short in comparison to the windows and my high living room ceiling. AHH!
So…I am thinking maybe the Billy bookcase is a better option-it is about 20 inches taller than Expedit!
Or I could go for these open shelving units:
I hesitate with open shelving though-you cannot hide ANYTHING. I am not sure I want to commit to that yet.
I am leaning towards the Billy bookcases and putting them in the two corners and in the middle of the windows.