Lately, we’ve been seeing appealing LOW shelves in some of the interiors we’ve come across. The low-to-the-floor horizontals they create have the effect of making the ceiling look higher, especially useful in low-ceiling rooms.
We especially like the these clever shelves spotted at Il Richiamo Del Bosco (The Call of the Woods), and eco friendly bed & breakfast in Sala Baganza, Italy near the city of Parma. The shelves double as firewood storage, surface for display AND settee. The addition of cushions is all it takes.
It’s a great, simple design. The storage area would work for books and baskets as well.