Bringing a Hallway to Life
Decorative elements can liven up any space. Add an architectural feature such as a bookcase, and you'll really have something to brag about.
Shelves provide storage and display decorative items. Two slightly recessed glass shelves--which allow light from the recessed fixture to filter down to the lower shelves--were used at the top to highlight cherished pewter pieces, a gold-framed etching, and a porcelain bowl. The lower ones contain textured baskets, which are practical and portable enough to hold mail, magazines, and books.
Tip: It's good to include an electrical outlet on a shelf.