A bachelor pad on its way up

Creatively display your collections with a variety of shelf options from West Elm.

With condos getting smaller and our need for consumption ever-growing, it’s time to look at displaying our stuff up and off the floors and tables. Freeing up the floor, counters and tabletops is the best way to make your space look more spacious and organized.

Listen up
Investing in wall-hung electronics keeps consoles clutter-free. Just remember to hide the cords. Flat-screen TVs, stereos and speakers are all available to be hung instead of taking up valuable console space. The BeoSound 8 from Bang & Olufsen ($1,200) can be wall-mounted and displays tablets and plays other sound devices.

Entertain it
Creating an entertainment centre doesn’t mean adding another cabinet to the living room; simply mount everything under existing cupboards. Under cupboard racks and wall shelving keeps all bar accessories at hand. The 6-bottle Wine And Glass Rack from Bed Bath & Beyond ($40) keeps the well-stocked bar in view at all times.

Hang it
Hooks keep everything off the floor. Put them everywhere: behind doors, inside the walls of closets and under the island bar; a great place to hang a purse or shopping bag.

The Flip Coat Rack from UMBRA ($30) has hooks that hinge down when in need and tuck away when not in use. No more sore shoulders on the way to the bathroom at night.



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