12 Way To Beautify Your Home With Brackets

Beautify your home and you’ll beautify your soul. Many architects and industrial designers implement the art of feng shui when designing a building. This Chinese philosophical system is all about harmonizing everyone with their surrounding environment. Whether you live in a two-story house or a tiny apartment, maximizing your space is key. Everything has a place, and that place should rarely be the floor.

Brackets serve a very simple purpose: to hold things up. Usually implemented in wall shelves, these little triangular bits of wood and iron can actually be used to do a lot more. You should always think twice before you throw out any old furniture or fixtures; odds are, the decor warriors of the internet have already found a plethora of ways to repurpose any “junk” you have. Add a charming accent to your hallways, create new and useful storage above your door frames, make a useless boomerang that doesn’t boomerang – the possibilities are endless.
If you have some spare brackets lying around, check out these clever ways to add a touch of flair to your home.

1. Room “Street” Signs
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Make antique “street signs” to label the rooms in your house. Get a step-by-step tutorial at My Cottage Charm.

2. Yoga Mat Storage
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Make a shelf with nifty storage space underneath for your yoga mats.

3. Upside-Down Shelf
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Right-side up is boring. Add some vintage flair by putting in an upside-down shelf.

4. Plant Hanger
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With a pre-drilled bracket and some heavy duty twine, you can make a floating indoor plant holder. I Came To Dance can show you how.

5. Door Frame Shelves
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Create more space for your belongings by installing a shelf above a door.

6. Closet Dividers
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Keep your linen closet organized by using brackets as dividers. Looks great and keeps things nice and tidy.

7. Curtain Hooks
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Drape a curtain over a window with the aid of two brackets to add some romance to the bedroom.

8. Bookends
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Keep your books in line by making your own bracket bookends.

9. Wall Lamp
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How cool is this?! Create a simple and rustic looking wall lamp that doesn’t take up too much space. Find out how to make this with help from That Nordic Feeling.

10. Bike Racks
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Maximize floor space by storing your bikes against the wall using these simple IKEA brackets.

11. Paper Dispenser
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Straight out of Santa’s workshop, modify two brackets to create a kraft paper dispenser. Yellow Brick Road has a great guide to help you make your own.

12. Standing Desk
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