15 Ways to DIY Creative Corner Shelves

Lots of homes have that one strange corner. The corner that’s too small for a chair or dresser but awkward if left empty. If you had a corner of your home pop into your head, you know exactly what we’re talking about. And it’s time to solve the problem with the addition of corner shelves. By adding corner shelves to the offending space, you can fill out your room and add storage space in one fell swoop. There are basically no negatives. Take a look at these 15 ways to DIY creative corner shelves and get your work gloves ready to rock and roll.

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Let’s start simple, shall we? With some planks of wood and easily installed racks, you can have corner shelves in your empty space by lunch time. The racks give you great options for variety of height and will let you change things up easily. A great option for renters and budget decorators. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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Of course if you’re committing to the corner shelf game, feel free to use your woodworking skills to create your masterpiece. Leave your wood unfinished for the Scandinavian vibe or you can choose to paint it a bright color that will make your once awkward corner stand out. (via Deuce Cities Henhouse)

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You know that weird spot in that one room that just makes the smallest corner ever? Construct a set of shelves with triangle shaped pieces of wood. You’ll find it will fill the space beautifully and provide some serious styling opportunity. (via 4 Men 1 Lady)

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The corner in between doors that is basically part of a walk way is the worst. Instead of constantly playing the “Should I put a table or a chair there?” game, install some corner shelves with lovely trim. It will look like it was meant to be that way all along! (via Truly Lovely Life)

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Looking for a more modern version of floating shelves? Opt to stack your shelves instead of placing them at even distances. You’ll create lots of little nooks and crannies that you’ll enjoy filling with your modern knick knacks. (via A Home West)

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Open shelving is a big trend in the kitchen and lucky for you, it’s a great option when you have to turn a corner above the countertop. You’ll discover it’s definitely the prettiest way to get the most out of your storage space. (via Design Sponge)

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Does your home lack a pantry? Use a set of corner shelves in your kitchen to give you plenty of storage space and effectively create a makeshift pantry. It is certainly a good excuse to buy the prettiest jars and bowls. (via Kitchn)

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Don’t be worried about floating corner shelves in your classically vintage home. You can make a corner into built in shelves with just a little more effort and no one would ever guess it was an empty corner to begin with. (via Copper Dot Interiors)

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Aren’t these 3D shelves the most fun? They would make a great addition to any child’s room to keep all their little tiny precious treasures organized. Plus this particular shelf won’t take up much space so even small bedrooms can accommodate.

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While this particular shelf is to buy, it would be oh so easy to make yourself. Not only can it go on an inside corner, it will also fit around an outside corner. Your opportunities just got limitless.

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Corner desks can be difficult in terms of sufficient storage. But not with corner shelves! Make them the length of your desk so they provide plenty of storage and blend in with your office corner. (via Shanty 2 Chic)

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So many nurseries are made out of closets and empty corners in small homes. If you’re looking at an empty corner for your baby’s space, install some corner shelves that will act as your storage space and surface space and everything else your baby should need beside as crib. (via Apartment Therapy)

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When you have an excuse to use a tree trunk to decorate your rustic home, you take it with open arms. These corner shelves are just that. You’ll never want to leave your cabin’s reading nook ever again.

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Are you in search of country style storage space for your small country styled dining room? Build this beauty out of reclaimed wood for that one empty corner. It will become your favorite piece to style for every season and holiday. (via Ana White)

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Books might be one of the most fun ways to decorate your child’s bedroom. Make these corner shelves that will corrale all their pages in a corner that will decorate their space and inspire many hours of reading. (via Apartment Therapy)