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
These log wall shelves look like a piece of the forest right on your wall. They’re so rustic and unique.
Rustic Floating Log Shelves // Fix This Build That
Use simple black brackets and distressed wood to make these stylish shelves.
Simple Rustic Industrial Shelves // Lauren McBride
These floating rustic shelves have so much character – they are super narrow so fit in small spaces, and the wood is recycled.
Slim Rustic Industrial Floating Shelves // Seeking Lavender Lane
Here are some rustic shelves with touches of modern elements that give them an updated feel – with the clean, light wood shelves and the geometric background, the industrial metal stands out.
Modern Industrial Open Shelves // Sugar Bee Crafts
Use plywood instead of reclaimed boards to make create an even more industrial feeling with your pipe shelves.
Plywood Pipe TV Unit // Twelve on Main
Mini industrial shelves are perfect for displaying small items.
Mini Industrial Shelves // Love Create Celebrate
Make chunky corbels for your distressed shelves for an authentic farmhouse feel.
Rustic Farmhouse Corbel Shelf // Twelve on Main for Remodelaholic
Painted corbels matched with the stained wood shelves look AMAZING.
Two-Tone Corbel Shelves // Lost and Found
Make your own thin corbels, and rock the two-toned look with farmhouse inspired open shelving like this.
Modern Corbel Shelves // Christina’s Adventures
You can make the whole shelving wall – corbels and everything – out of the same reclaimed lumber! Talk about stretching your dollar!
Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Corbels // Twelve on Main
With thicker wood and pre-cut brackets, you can have a more traditional farmhouse look. Pair them with a cute cabinet for closed storage.
Chunky White Farmhouse Shelves // Inspired By Charm
These open shelves have a cool twist – the brackets are actually from a handrail system! A clever and unique re-imagining.
Farmhouse Shelves with Hand Rail Brackets // The Painted Hive
A chunky, rustic wall shelf unit is great in a bathroom or entryway.
Two-Tier Wall Shelf Unit // My Love 2 Create for My Repurposed Life