It’s interesting all the different ways we come up with to create beautiful storage or display opportunities. We all love a great wall of bookcases and arched niches are an architectural trend.

There’s another look that’s caught my eye, it’s a slightly different kind of built-in: wood trimmed niches. The asymmetrical layouts are especially alluring to me.

Below are a few creative examples of ways to steal storage from inside your walls. Note how the wood trim adds contrast and warmth and can be incorporated in several ways, around the perimeter, along the back, or simply with shelf inserts.

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