Wall-mounted furniture is a unique furnishing style that can make a big impact in a variety of spaces. From wall-mounted coat racks and wine racks to wall units for media and wall-mounted tables, you can find pieces to serve a wide range of purposes.With options available for every room in the house, it begs the question:Why Wall-Mounted Furniture?
There are a lot of reasons to choose this less traditional form of furniture!For starters, wall-mounted furniture
is a great space saver that lets you double up on storage or utility in an area by going vertical. If you need to consolidate to better use a tight space, wall-mounted furniture can contribute to a clean, minimalist look by keeping floor space open and camouflaging functional pieces as design elements.And, if all that’s not enough for you, the convenience of these pieces can’t be beat. When you hang furniture on the wall, you can keep things where they're easy to access, easy to display and yet still out of the way.Many people also choose this style for the versatility it provides. Some designs may be more specialized, but most wall-mounted furniture is flexible and allows you to create a customized look that meets multiple needs. For example, a room with wall-mounted shelving and a foldaway wall-mounted desk could be an entertaining space, dining room, library and office all in one.Wall-mounted furnishings are also a great solution for small spaces, uniquely shaped rooms or transitional areas (such as hallways or entryways) that might not be suitable for standard furniture.How Do You Hang Wall-Mounted Furniture?
This is a question of practicality that inevitably comes up when considering wall-mounted furniture. Even if you like it, sometimes the installation process can seem intimidating, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. There are a couple ways that heavier pieces can be affixed to a wall:- Secure nails or screws to studs in the wall. Studs make up the wood framing inside your walls, and they are strong and sturdy enough to support lots of weight (unlike the drywall itself). Use a stud finder, then secure the furniture as detailed in your furniture instructions.- Use drywall anchors to provide a bit more support if you can’t use studs, or can’t find them. Wall anchors go into the wall before other hardware, both to firmly secure the screw and to distribute weight over a wider space. You can buy anchors at any hardware store; just be sure to check how much weight they can support before you buy.Once your mounting hardware is secured on studs or anchors, it’s just a matter of hanging your furniture. With installation this easy, and with such a variety of interesting and functional pieces to choose from, anyone can add some wall-mounted furniture to their home.Note: For more specific details on how to hang a floating wall shelf, check out our blog
on the topic.