Open shelving is the new buzz word. It’s been “buzzing” for a while now and I was afraid this new style would be on it’s way out soon. You’ll see style magazines discussing how this open shelving trend is just that- a trend. Because open shelves can be affordable, easy to create, super stylish, and a good storage solution, I’m thinking this “trend” might outlast the test of time.
Over my last few years on this blogging journey I’ve made a handful of shelves. I’m going to share affordable DIY wall shelf ideas that anyone can create.
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Affordable DIY Open shelving
Affordable shelves for the living room
When we first moved in a few years ago, I wanted to add affordable open shelves to our small desk space without having to do a project. I found these shelves on walmart.com and have been so happy with them ever since.
Purchasing simple shelves like these are a great option for those of you who don’t like to DIY but also don’t want to pay a lot for open shelves.
Don’t these simple open shelves add something cozy to this space?
DIY open shelving in the kitchen
Speaking of cozy, I love the way our open shelves in our kitchen cubby makeover created a little dimension to this space! They provide much needed kitchen storage and a fun area to add some kitchen decor.
You won’t believe what this space looked like before! The refrigerator stuck WAY out like a sore thumb, so we knew we needed to repurpose this space. I knew I could create a beautiful cozy space WHILE being functional.
These shelves were so simple to DIY because all I had to do was cut a piece of wood, paint it, and attach the hardware. Isn’t this hardware cool?
Speaking of cool shelving hardware, check out this next project.
Easy bathroom open shelves with prism brackets
Everyone needs extra storage in the bathroom right? This was another set of easy custom shelves DIY. Learn how I created two DIY shelves with prism brackets. All it required was a few pieces of wood and then screws to attach to the brackets. Just like that I had a few new open shelves for the bathroom.
The best thing about these shelves is that they for corner areas too. I love their geometric “boho” look. What do you think?
DIY industrial pipe shelves
On the topic of bathroom shelves, check out my DIY Industrial Pipe shelves. These were also super easy to create. All you need is a few plumbing materials and a little wood and BOOM, you have a few open industrial shelves.
I love the industrial farmhouse vibe they give the space.
DIY rain gutter book shelves
If you are looking for a set of shelves to hold books (with maybe a more “repurposed” vibe), check out these DIY rain gutter bookshelves I made for my daughters room. For under $10, not only do they look good, but they are super functional shelves too!
It’s funny how much more we read when she can see her books on display. I love how she can reach most of them. This was such a fun and easy project that would be great for a beginner DIYer.
Easy DIY rope shelves
If you are looking for DIY shelves with a nautical vibe, then look no further! I created a “mini” set of DIY rope shelves to hold my daughters small dolls and toys. These look great displayed in a kids room, living room and like I said, anything with a nautical vibe!
My daughter loves to line up her small dolls on them. Anything that promotes organization in a kids room is a bonus right?
DIY floating dining room shelves
The last set of shelves I want to share is a set of DIY floating dining room shelves. They are a little more labor intensive to create and require a little more skill. That being said, I hope my instructions are concise enough for an easy DIY.
I love the look of floating shelves in a dining room, don’t you?
DIY shelf decor ideas
If you are looking for tips on HOW to style shelves with DIY shelf decor, I’ve got a full tutorial with a video. Styling shelves doesn’t have to be tricky with these few tips.
Want to see more of this DIY shelving unit that I created? Check out my DIY feature wall of thrifted built in bookshelves. This is my favorite DIY to date. I created storage, a feature wall, and a lovely space all in one. Score!
Thanks for stopping by friends. I hope you gained some insight on these DIY wall mounted shelving ideas.