Whether in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room, most homes have some sort of shelving. They’re not really something we give much thought to, though – they’re just there to put our books, ornaments, tableware and such on. We consider them to have a purely utilitarian purpose, yet they can have a design function in the home just as much as any other decoration or item of furniture. Here are a few interesting shelving ideas that you might want to try yourself.
A few wood blocks fixed to the wall and you have a unique and interesting way of displaying your pottery.
Who needs to buy a whole new shelving unit when you can make your own by stacking old wooden crates on top of each other?
A simple, yet attractive shelf made from a piece of old wood painted grey and some leather straps.
Shelves constructed from old pipe are ideal if you’re looking to create an industrial interior design style in your home.
Looking for a quick and easy shelving solution? Then why not repurpose an old ladder you have lying around?
If space in your home is limited, making the most of every nook and cranny is essential. Corner shelves do just that, and are a great storage solution.
Rope-hung shelves are easy to make and well suited to the more rustic looking home. They’re also particularly attractive when hung in front of a window, allowing light to shine through any glass jars you may have.
These wooden triangle shelves are unconventional in their design, yet effective in their purpose. And, again, they’re pretty simple to make yourself.
Take the concept of triangular shelving to the next level with a triangle bookcase – it’s a design feature that would certainly be eye-catching in any room.
How about a shelving unit with a deliberately disorganised appearance? It’s fun and quirky and would certainly throw off anyone who enters the room!
When looking to repurpose an unwanted item or piece of furniture, shelving is a good way to go as it’s fairly uncomplicated to create – and it can be adapted from almost anything, like this old door for example.
For something a bit more eccentric, there’s always the option of shelves made out of vintage suitcases – practical and a talking point!
Exposed plumbing pipes doubling up as shelves? Why not? There are probably many things in your home that could be turned over to a dual purpose.
Okay, so how about no shelves at all? Or at least none that are visible. These books aren’t stuck to the wall, rather they have been stacked on invisible shelves – genius!