Cool wall shelves can add visual interest and storage space in any room of the home. Find your favorites in this list of unique shelves and a few to build too.
Before you add those shelves to your walls try putting up shiplap, painting a herringbone accent wall or create a faux wallpaper look.
Wall Shelves to Buy
There are so many great shelves around to buy. They come in all shapes, sizes, and finishes. And we’ve done the work for you! Check out our favorite cool wall shelves.
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- Modern Floating Picture Shelf in White – Amazon
- Rustic Metal and Wood Floating Shelves in 4 colors – Amazon
- Black Modern Floating Picture Shelf – Amazon
- Thick Wood Floating Shelf – Amazon
- Floating Metal and Wood Shelves with Towel Bar – Amazon
- Three Tier Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Tressie Rustic Tiered Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Treyvon Industrial Wall Shelves – Wayfair
- Crossed Metal and Wood Shelves – Wayfair
- Metal Grid and Wood Shelves – Wayfair
- Column Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- White Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Rustic Wooden Wall Shelves – Wayfair
- Diamond Shaped Shelf – Wayfair
- Three Piece Metal Gold Square Shelf Set – Wayfair
- Metal Frame Shelf – Wayfair
- Round Metal and Wood Shelf – Wayfair
- Geometric Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Metal Three Piece Shelf Set – Wayfair
- Rustic Hanging Shelves – Wayfair
- Gray Triangular Ledge Shelf – Wayfair
- Oval Wall Shelf with Basket – Wayfair
- Hexagon Wall Shelf Set – Wayfair
- Hanging Rope Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Wood and Gold Shelf – Wayfair
- Industrial Tall Wall Shelf – Wayfair
- Bentley Wall Shelf Set of Two in Four Finishes – Wayfair
- Hearth and Hand Industrial Rustic Wall Shelf – Target
- Opalhouse Decorative Wall Shelf – Target
- White and Gold Shelves – Target
- Wall Mounted Shelf Set – Walmart
- Triangle Floating Wall Shelf – Walmart
- Geometric Tier Shelf – Target
- Triple Cubby Shelf – Target
- Antique Brass Oval Shelf – Walmart
- Vintage Gray Wood Wall Shelf – Walmart
- Round Metal Shelf – Target
- Wave Shelf in lots of colors – Walmart
- Wall Shelf and drying rack combo – Target
- Natural and Ivory Wall Shelf – Target
- Round Hanging Storage Shelf – Overstock
- Mid-Century Modern Shelves – Overstock
- Rustic X shelves – Overstock
- White and Gold Geometric Shelf – Overstock
- Diamond Corner Shelf – Overstock
- Magazine or Book Shelf – Overstock
- Galvanized Metal Tiered Shelf – Overstock
- Arrow Shelf – Overstock
- Tiered Geometric Wall Shelf – Overstock
- Modern Metal Gold Shelves – Overstock
- Boho Wood Shelf – Overstock
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Wall Shelves to Build
We love to build things around here too, so it wouldn’t be fair to not feature cool wall shelves to build too. And the good news is, most of these are fairly certain DIY projects.
- Floating Rope Shelves
- Leaning Plywood Shelf
- Pocket Shelves
- Reversed Bracket Shelf
- Corner Shelf
- Rustic Farmhouse Shelves
- Geometric Display Shelves
- Drawer Shelves
How to Style and Use in the Home
I can’t say it enough, but cool wall shelves can be used in practically any room. See how some of these shelves have been styled and used in different spaces.
The laundry room, a place that always needs shelves for laundry essentials, but this one has a special trick, it folds out to be a drying rack, how cool!
Offices are great for adding picture ledges. Mix in photos and prints for a fun look. Picture ledges can be a great alternative to a gallery wall. Hang a shelf, then rearrange the photos on the ledge until they look how you like.
Floating shelves are so trendy in kitchens right now. They give an open airy look and can be used for some pretty storage or to add greenery.
Create a dramatic effect with a large geometric wall shelf, they work great in living rooms, bedrooms, over desks in an office.
Bathrooms are also a great space to add some floating shelves above a toilet for extra storage and use of that space. Where is your favorite space to add cool wall shelves?
Looking for even more DIY wall shelves? Check out these wall shelf tutorials, 5 tips for building a floating shelf, and even how to build a recessed shelf.
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