10 creative wall shelf design ideas

Wall shelves are simple and ingenious storage solutions for things like books, decorations, personal collections and other small objects. They are particularly practical because they can be placed anywhere there is a little free space and this includes areas with no free floor space. Another interesting thing about them is that they come in all shapes and sizes and some of them have really creative and fun designs. Have a look at these examples.

1. Cylindrical wall shelves.

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When we think of a wall-mounted shelf we almost always envision a flat piece of wood, metal or other material. But this is not the only shape a shelf can take. For example, this a series of very creative storage solutions,. They are cylindrically-shaped shelves that come in several sizes and thay can be combined in any way you like. You can use them to store small objects.Available on site.

2. A book bookshelf.

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This is literally a book shelf. It’s a very ingenious idea for a shelf and it has a charming vintage look. These shelves are great as statement pieces. In fact, they could be considered a work of art. They are vintage books turned into shelves and they can be used to store other books. What could be more appropriate for this purpose?

3. The Typeshelf.

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This is a wall shelf that actually spells its designating term. It can be folded down or flipped out and it comes in the form of a punched-metal piece. It’s made in black and white and it uses words ad objects. It features 2d cut letters and it’s made of stainless steel. The letters are bent along the perforations at the bottom to form the actual shelf.Found on site.

4. Modular shelf by Giulio Parini.

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Even though shelves are every practical and functional, when you think about it, you actually don’t even need a sturdy, compact surface to store your books or other objects on. As designed Giulio Parini shows us, a few strands are enough for that. He experimented with this idea and created this minimalist system consisting of only a few iron rods and connectors.

5. A twisted wall system for the corners.

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Even though shelf can theoretically be placed anywhere, they are most useful in corner, where you can’t use anything else anyway. They allow you to use that small but useful space for storing books and all sorts of objects and it’s a system that can adapted to all the room, including the bathroom. This shelf system was designed by William Feeney and has twisted but well-balanced look.

6. The Boa shelf by Tuyo Design Studio.

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This is another ingenious shelving system. It’s modular and adaptable and it has a very suggestive name. it is only made from a few carved slots and some stripes of felt. Because of this very simple and modular design, the user can add as many levels as he wants. It’s a minimalist but creative storage solution and it’s also an interesting decorative element.

7. The Cloud shelf.

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This is a shelf designed for children. It is shaped like a cloud and has a friendly and simple look. It was designed by Estela Lugo and represents a stylized shape that is laser cut from heavy grade metal. This makes the shelf sturdy and durable. The Cloud shelf is 6’’ deep and 30’’ long. It has a hook on one end, perfect for the backpack or the robe.

8. The WOW shelf by Arthur Analts.

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This is a very compact wall shelf that was designed by Arthur Analts. It has a design inspired by the Latvian ethnographic symbol called “mara” which is a representation of love and safety. The shelf is made from a single sheet of aluminum and has a powder-coated finish. It comes in several bold colors.

9. The Piegato shelf by Matthias Ries.

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When delivered, this shelf is just a flat piece of sheet steal rack. It has a pattern carved on it and the user can have fun putting the shelf together. All you have to do is bend a few pieces to form the actual shelf. It’s very useful for storing books, pictures or anything else and it has a subtle industrial look. It also serves as a magnet board which makes it perfect for the office.

10. The Rolling Shelf by Catherine Greene.

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It seems very simple and yet it has a detail that makes it unique. It’s an adjustable shelf designed by Catherine Greene and it has one end made of individual pieces of wood held together by fabric. It’s a flexible piece and it can be extended according to the user’s needs. Given its simple, natural look, it’s great for storing flower pots or utensils in the kitchen.