DIY Crate Shelves Display shelving doesn't have to be pricey; in fact, all you need to make these crate shelves is a few craft-store crates and your favorite hue of paint. Staggering the cabinets creates additional storage space atop each crate and allows the shelves to double as wall art. Great for beach houses!!
Cottage-Style Display Shelf When you think an item has no functionality, think again. Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room placed a small, brightly colored stepladder on the wall to function as a display shelf and eye-pleaser. The weathered finish on the ladder paired with crisp white frames on the adjacent wall gives the room a classic cottage look.
I like the idea of a tall one in the corner, brighten up the room also good for storage of linens etc