Decorating a home is a creative process. Choosing the various styles you want to go for in your home, planning colour schemes, and creating the look that you imagined are all ways to unleash your creative juices and be the interior designer you always dreamt of being.
However, the creative process doesn’t stop there. Redecorating a home is the ideal way to create your personal stamp on every room in your house, and express your personality through every cushion, lamp and table. The one thing you probably won’t get a chance to do is make your own furniture from scratch – however, the ideal option for anyone not skilled in carpentry, is to buy furniture that you can adapt without spending a penny, getting your fingers dirty, or even pulling out a screwdriver.
One example of this new breed of DIY furniture that doesn’t involve ‘doing’ much at all is this shelving unit, available from Fashion for Home. The Grid Shelving System, created by Scandinavian design studio 365° North, allows you to add boxes or shelves, without having to use additional fixtures. The walnut boxes are held in place with magnets, and you can move them around whenever you want, allowing you to personally adapt your furniture. The steel frame with walnut veneers creates a look that is modern and minimalist, and enables you to add your own personal touch to this easily changeable shelving design.
Another adaptable shelving unit is the Cross Shelves bookshelf (click here to view). Instead of having traditional horizontal shelves, it features crosses in their place. While it is not moveable, this shelf does allow you to be creative and make it your own. Instead of putting books on the shelf, you could use it to store collectible items or a selection of knick knacks – this can be anything from boats in bottles to china ornaments. My favourite idea is to put different candles on every cross, thus creating a wall feature.
Shelves are an ideal way to unleash your creativity without having to get down to making furniture. Either buy furniture that allows you to adapt it, such as the magnetic boxes, or just something a bit different that inspires you to try out new designs.