30+ Tutorials for DIY Wall Shelves

Tired of the same old drab, big box store shelves?  Looking for something with more personality?  DIY those wall shelves!  You can add so much character and style to your home with the right shelves.  When you make them yourself, you’re able to customize to get just the right size, fit and look.  Want something rustic?  Eclectic?  Modern?  Traditional? Well, we’ve got DIY shelving ideas – big and small – for any style home.  Here are some of our favorites.

Add some extra storage with wall shelves. Try one of our featured 30+ DIY shelving ideas for any space featured on remodelaholic.com

30+ DIY Shelving Ideas & Tutorials

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Geometric shelving has a simple, clean look that’s modern – but can be traditional or rustic depending on how you finish the wood.

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Triangle Shelves // Dwell Beautiful

Create a vintage feel by making an apothecary wall shelf for a smaller space.

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Apothecary Wall Shelf // Rogue Engineer

These modern, scandi-style shelves use copper tubing as brackets – and you’ve got to see how she attaches it all.


Copper Peg Shelves // Vintage Revivals

The matching floating shelves and mantel here are an easy build.

Floating Shelves Before And After

Modern Floating Shelves and Matching Mantel Shelf // A Crafted Passion

You won’t believe how easy it is to install these floating shelves with stylish corner brackets – perfect for an office space!

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15 Minute Gold Bracket Floating Shelves // Vintage Revivals

The clear, minimalist look of these DIY shelves is ultra sleek and modern.

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Modern Plexiglass Shelves // Shabby Creek Cottage

Wood and glass together give a modern-traditional vibe.

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Hanging Modern Glass Shelves // My Repurposed Life

Combine plexiglass, reclaimed wood and chunky hardware for a modernized industrial look.  The tutorial makes this build look like a breeze.

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Industrial Modern Floating Shelves // Vintage Revivals

A cute, petite peg shelf unit would be an awesome modern solution in a small space that needs just a touch more storage.


Peg Shelf // The Merrythought

Or, for a larger space – say an entire wall – use this giant pegboard inspired plywood and dowel creation.

DIY Giant Pegboard Tutorial

Giant Pegboard Shelves // Vintage Revivals

Add some simple rustic shelves for a nice home office area.

Easy Rustic wall shelves Tutorial

Rustic Shelves // Remodelaholic

Get creative with floating shelves and use unexpected items, like these suitcases, to fit the theme and style of your space.


Floating Suitcase Shelves // Grillo Designs

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  1. I *LOVE* this compilation, and am currently seeking shelf ideas for my (very small & zero cupboard space) kitchen. So, *thanks so much*!
    I am, however, getting a “404”/not found error for page 2 and for page 3, it bounces me back to the first page, I counted the shelves on page one and know it’s only part of it… so, I’m wondering, is it just me having this problem? Or am I missing something? Lol because that could be it! ☺️ Whichever, I’d love to see the rest of the shelves!!
    Regardless: pinned & shared to friends!
    Thanks again!!! ????✨????

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