If individual shelves feel too messy and cluttered for your walls, DIY pegboards. You’ll gain additional space for vases, plants, mirrors, frames, etc., and warm up your space with the giant wooden wall covering. (Plus, if you get bored of one look, you can easily rearrange them!)
These shelves are made out of popsicle sticks. This is not a drill.
You don’t need a china cabinet (and in fact, if you have one, you’ll want to chuck it in favor of this, anyway), you just need DIY A-frame ladder shelves. Minimalism FTW!
Industrial Pipe Shelves
Do you want to know how much these would cost new at Restoration Hardware? TOO MUCH.
If cookie-cutter floating shelves aren’t unique enough for you, this is the solution. And even better? They’re totally idiot-proof.
Copper Pipe Shelves
Put leftover copper pipe to good use with these super-simple shelves. For this project, you only need basic construction skills, and a long, flat surface to place on the pipes.
Use old belts to make these shelves. They’ve got that rustic vibe, yet you don’t have to have Clint Harp’s skills to make them at home.
Quilting Hoop Shelf
This circle shelf is the perfect place to display your favorite tiny objects. It looks store-bought, but it’s actually made out of three quilting hoops.
Floating Corner Shelves
Squeeze these whitewashed floating shelves into an unused corner and load them up with succulents. They’re an easy way to bring greenery into an empty space.
Repurposed Crate Shelves
Make old crates useful by hanging them on the wall, like this clever two-tone shelving. Here, they’re used to store makeup and nail polish — but you could also stock them with spices or knickknacks.
Easy-to-make driftwood shelving is the coastal-inspired DIY you’re long overdue to try (just like you’re long overdue on that coastal vacation). One caveat: Make sure the wood you select is light, otherwise it might hurt your wall.
Sure, you can’t put anything on top of this shelf, but it’s still so pretty. Mason jars are attached to the bottom of the board, with a small hole drilled through to slip your favorite bloom.
These rustic-inspired repurposed pallet shelves are a great way to display thin objects, like books, magazines, and family photos — just make sure to fully clean their insides first.
Warning: You may start seeing tetris shapes fall from the sky whenever you close your eyes. But we still think they’re super cool.