Shelved – Design Your Own Furniture In Minutes

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It’s said that every problem has a solution. Maybe that’s true but every solution isn’t always a simple one, especially when it comes to our homes. Renovating, planning and designing all need time, funds, knowledge and a desire to do these things in the first place.

In the same way that all people are unique, so too are our homes. The way we use our homes is constantly evolving, none more so than in the last two years and the place we live is now having to work harder than ever before to accommodate a vast array of requirements. We understand the need to compromise too, but when it comes to furniture and furnishings we would ideally like to keep those compromises to a minimum.

One-size-fits-all is no longer the answer

It’s an outdated approach. Houses come in all shapes and sizes and people use their rooms in increasingly varied ways. Mass production will always have its place but it’s becoming increasingly popular now to take a readily available item and then customise it to suit our own style and tastes – we are indeed becoming nation of furniture hackers and upcyclers.

Imagine a way though of designing and creating the perfect furniture item or storage system, customised exactly to your own requirements. Welcome to Shelved!

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Designing your own furniture

You know what you need better than anyone else. And the problems that lead to those questions that were mentioned above? Well, you have the capabilities to fix them too, all by designing your furniture yourself.

That might sound like a bit of a mammoth task, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think, and you don’t need any experience or knowledge of furniture design to create something truly incredible.

So, how do you do it, and why is it so easy? Let’s find out!

The Shelved 3D Configurator

If you haven’t come across Shelved before, here’s a quick run-down of what they do – Shelved are a family-run British business who are transforming the way people think about furniture and their homes. They design and produce a unique modular furniture system that prioritises quality, functionality, and beautiful aesthetics that’s made right in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Shelved provide a diverse collection of pre-designed modular furniture configurations that you can buy and use in their existing setup, with the option to change and transform the layout with new modules (or by changing around the existing ones) at any time. This alone gives you the opportunity to design your own piece right there in your home. But Shelved take that element of personalisation even further, giving you total creative control before you even decide to buy it with their clever 3D Configurator directly on their website.

Using the Shelved 3D Configurator to create your own modular masterpiece

Shelved’s configurator is all about giving you the opportunity to create something that truly fits your needs. You have the ability to create something that’s entirely unique to you with your own features and functionality, all without having to go through the lengthy and complex process of having to actually create technical drawings or build long lists of specifications. The configurator is made for ease of use, letting you craft your ideal piece of furniture without complications.

Because the Shelved system works using a diverse range of different modules, the configurator allows you to piece these different modules together interactively to build your creation. You have two options when it comes to designing your furniture – you can either start with one of the existing configurations on the Shelved website and modify it by adding, removing or changing modules, or you can start with a blank canvas and build something entirely new.

The configurator gives you the choice to design and create something that’s made specifically for you. You can create home office spaces with desk modules, TV units of all shapes and sizes (including distinctive bridged units with plenty of storage space), storage for clothing, vinyl and media storage spaces, unique feature shelving units, and so much more. A wide variety of different modules means that the possibilities are almost endless.

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Quick and easy to use

It’s been touched on a few times already so far, but the ease-of-use that the Shelved configurator provides in the realm of furniture design is incomparable. It’s an intuitive software platform that puts you completely in control, letting you create your dream piece of furniture in just a matter of minutes. You don’t need a degree in product design, and you don’t even need to know exactly what you want to create before you start. It’s a design platform that gives you the freedom to create what you want – to bring out your creativity, and transform what you see on your screen into something real that can become a vital part of your home.

Even with its easy-to-use nature, Shelved want to make sure that you can use the configurator with confidence. They’ve put together a collection of handy configurator help videos that let you to get setup using the platform, covering everything from the basics of the Shelved framework, the system’s accessories like cupboards, dividers, panels and planters, through to more advanced features like using your own room measurements to ensure that everything is going to fit perfectly. These advanced features let you place a handy floor plan within the configurator to give you a true sense of scale and sizing whilst you’re building, so you don’t have to worry about adding up the dimensions of different modules. It’s made to be as straightforward as possible, and if you need a little helping hand, Shelved actively encourage you to get in touch with them by emailing hello@shelved.co.uk so that a member of their friendly team can give you the guidance and assistance you need.

The finishing touches

All in all, the Shelved 3D Configurator doesn’t just make designing furniture easy – it actually makes it a possibility. Because this isn’t something that has always been an option for most people. Furniture design is a notoriously complex and intricate process, meaning custom creations have often felt out of reach for countless households. But that’s no longer the case. Shelved’s clever software and modular furniture system means that you have that opportunity.

Thank you so much to Shelved for this super informative guest post, I hope you have found it useful!

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2 Comments

  1. July 12, 2022 / 4:51 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I’m looking for storage options for a big study we are creating at home and something personalised like this would be perfect.

    • Lins
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      July 12, 2022 / 10:07 pm

      As much as we often want off the shelf solutions, sometimes customising is really the only way to go! Good luck with your project 🙂

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