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Cat Themed Interiors

Cat themed interiors? I tend to stay away from the idea of filling a room with some kind of animal theme, not in animal prints, but in the idea of having animal pillows, carpets, wall art, etc. randomly coating a room with its pesky furry decor theme. But if done subtly, with a few unique choices, featuring a cat, for example can add a nice touch to any room.

A simple way to add “le chat” to interiors: a cool cat wall sticker. Below, floating shelves, which I love, feature a cat wall sticker addition to make it a bit creative and interesting. Cat wall sticker by 33dodo Studio.

I love Tiffany style lamps and this cat ceiling pendant is no exception. Stained glass lamp designed by Meyda Tiffany.

Luxurious style bedroom with an unexpected touch of leopard print carpeting. I kind of like it.

And so I couldn’t resist this:

A cat themed interior to the extreme. I can’t resist unique spiral staircases!

Floating Shelves Revisited

I am probably a floating wall shelf fanatic, and would no doubt have them in every room if I could. They are clean, simple, EASY to clean, and give a modern apartment space fresh look that is functional as well as decoratively beautiful. Floating shelves can be used in place of wall art where one can display collectables or unique pieces that are better to view at eye level instead of on tables.

I have to say, my love for this design option did not come without some fear – a fear of collapsing shelves, smashed treasures, and torn walls! But a little research has put my mind to rest. Manufacturers of floating shelves take into consideration that these babies hang without external support and are designed with sturdy internal screw mechanisms that, when installed correctly, make the shelves extremely strong for even heavier objects or a load of books.

I once visited a modern home that had a beautiful room for relaxation and reading enjoyment. The main wall was covered with floating shelves, all of which were covered with randomly arranged books, from hard covered books to paperbacks.  The lack of subject structure was refreshing and added to the beauty of the room. (I wish I had a picture!)
In the image above I love the great use of floating shelves in a corner office space for an apartment bedroom.

Clever floating shelf idea: the Concealed floating book shelf.  You actually use one of your own books as the base shelf with this nifty, easy to install bracket. The results are pretty cool.

Here’s a few more floating shelf inspirations for your apartment or home.

I love, love this room!

Floating Shelves

I simply love the idea of floating shelves. They give an apartment space a new face and can be like a work of art themselves! Floating shelves are great for leaning art or photography works. The shelf above has a lip support for just that purpose.
And of course, the floating shelves are great for books. This type of shelving keeps the floor of your living space free for tables, furniture, or your desk.
Floating shelves are great for vase arrangements and other artistic items you may like to display, like the photo above and below.
And keep in mind the bathroom space for floating shelves as a space saver with great functionality.
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