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.
Decorating Details for the Traditional Living Room. It’s often the small decorating touches and details that can make or break a room’s style. A well-placed art sculpture, decorative clock or interesting wall shelf can add a lot of visual interest to a room. Creating a focal point can also be a great way to define a room’s style. A large potted tree, a collection of framed family portraits, or an oversized art print can all serve as a focal point. Even if your apartment features wall-to-wall carpeting, you might want to consider an area rug. Strategically placed rugs can add a very traditional look to a room, while also serving to visually unite seating areas and room design features. By adding traditional styling details to your sleek high-rise apartment living room, you’ll be able to create a cozy living space that you’ll love coming home to.