Take a Great Shelfie, these storage and display ideas veer from the straight and narrow and into the realm of room-transforming. When we think of wall treatments, we often focus on wallpaper, paint or architectural moldings rather than on shelves or bookcases, even if they’re built-in. Shelves are viewed as having more in common with extraneous wall hangings, such as art and mirrors, than with feature walls. And yet, there’s that rare shelving unit that houses our books and knickknacks in such a unique way that it manages to completely transform the room it’s in. Here are examples of shelves whose scale or material makes them utterly cool alternatives to the standard boxy bookcase plunked against a wall.