When you lack space, the obvious solution is to create more storage wherever you possibly can. But adding bulky cabinets or mounting shelves can take up valuable floor space and clutter the room. Here’s a brilliant idea: a wall niche!
What Is A Wall Niche?
A wall niche is basically a decorative box nested inside a wall of your home. People love them because they’re fully customizable, and they offer a creative way to squeeze in some extra storage out of a blank wall. But not all niches have to be functional, and in fact many are purely decorative. Wall niches are nothing new and today more homeowners embrace them as smart storage solutions in pint-size spaces. Wall niches are very versatile spaces that can be placed almost anywhere throughout your home, contrary to mountable shelving, which can get in the way (and make rooms look smaller), wall niches don’t extend past the surface of your wall and in one niche you may get a lot of shelves at once.
a neutral airy bathroom with a bathtub and niche shelves by its side is a cool idea, there you can store anything you want
a neutral wall with a series of niche shelves is a great way to display various decor and accessories
a niche for firewood is always a good idea, it will add coziness and make your space more welcoming
a niche with a hearth and a niche with wooden shelves are a great way to accent them and show off what's inside
a niche with a series of shelves is a stylish idea for any space, here it's used to display books and vases of various kinds
a niche with firewood as a decor feature for an outdoor dining room, to connect it to nature and make it look cozy
a niche with multiple wooden shelves is a great way to make use of an awkward nook you have
a niche with shelves lined up with stained wood is a stylish idea for a living room, here you can display anything you want
a niche with wooden shelves and additional light is a perfect way to style your awkward nook the best way possible
Where To Make A Niche Shelf?
The most popular places for such wall niche shelves are kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and living rooms. They’re often built into showers, and you can put bottles of shampoo or body wash, hair product, or even daily vitamins, medications in a bathroom wall niche. It’s also a great place to have a mirror for easy makeup access and application. An entryway wall niche shelf is a great place to hang key hooks or leave your wallet. You can also use this space as a little charging station for phones. These functional entryway niche shelves guarantee you won’t leave home without the essentials, while also keeping things organized and out of the way. In your living room a niche shelf will be a perfect spot to place small conversation pieces, figurines, and collectibles, here it’s often added more for styling the space than for storage. You can choose how to decorate your niche based on the theme of the room. Get inspired by these and many other ideas below!
a non-working fireplace and an open storage unit with firewood make this Provence room cozy and welcoming
a refined living room with a large niche in the wall featuring some shelves, books and decor is a gorgeous space
a series of sleek wall niches is used as a bookcase, which is a smart idea to save floor space and not to add more furniture here
a white shower space with Zellige tiles, a niche shelf, gold fixtures and a small shelf or bench in the corner
a whole wall taken by various niches that are used to display decor and add decorative value to the space
an elegant space with a vintage fireplace and a small and narrow niche by it is a lovely and stylish idea with a modern feel
cool niche shelves with stained wooden framing and lights will display your stuff at their best
long and narrow niches with wooden shelves inside add decorative value to the space and show off some stuff inside
stack your firewood right next to the fireplace making the room cozy, welcoming and warm
a cottage entryway with niche shelves and woven boxes plus an upholstered bench is a cozy and cute space with plenty of storage
an arrangement of round niche shelves is great for a dining space, here it's used for storing wine bottles
a small niche shelf integrated right into the backsplash is a lovely idea to store things right and save some space