You don’t have to buy decorative shelf brackets - you can make them instead. With a little imagination and some common sense, you could take many household or flea market objects and turn them into creative and unique shelf brackets. Bicycle handlebars, old baseball bats, hockey sticks and children’s toys could all be usable as brackets. Just remember that first and foremost they need to provide stable and uniform support for the shelves that they are meant to hold up.
Part of the fun of decorating often comes from using design in creative and often surprising ways. Even if you live in a modern high-rise apartment, you can still enjoy a traditional style of decorating. If you’d like to add a traditional look and feel to your modern living room, here are some decorating tips to help get you started.