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.
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.
Triangle Shelves // Dwell Beautiful
Create a vintage feel by making an apothecary wall shelf for a smaller space.
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.
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!
15 Minute Gold Bracket Floating Shelves // Vintage Revivals
The clear, minimalist look of these DIY shelves is ultra sleek and modern.
Modern Plexiglass Shelves // Shabby Creek Cottage
Wood and glass together give a modern-traditional vibe.
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.
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.
Giant Pegboard Shelves // Vintage Revivals
Add some simple rustic shelves for a nice home office area.
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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