From Birds to Rubber Bands and Speech Bubbles

By: Rose Nazarali - Jul 28, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Many avid readers love displaying their affection for books by displaying their favorite novels on funky book shelves. Wall units also make a great place to show off collectibles and knick knacks.

Take a look at the slideshow for an array of wall-mounted shelves.

Implications - It is interesting to see that businesses are now getting creative with normally practical items, looking beyond a furniture piece's original purpose and adding an interestingly imaginative touch to make it both personalized and artistic. Changing a practical furniture piece and turning it into a piece of home decor, designers are incorporating a secondary purpose for regularly non-decorative items.