Diverse DIY Suspended Shelves That Add Flavor To Your Décor

Suspended shelves have great potential in a lot of different cases, settings and decors. They’re a preferred choice for spaces such as the kitchen, pantry, laundry room but also social areas such as the living room or dining space. Wall shelves are part of a lot of great makeovers and can easily be treated as a DIY project.


Shelves are a great way to add storage to a room without using up any floor space. They combine really well with desks. For example, use open shelves on the upper portion of a wall and place a wall-mounted desk on the lower portion. The desk itself can also be a shelf. Consider this combo for your next makeover.{found on designsponge}.

Mid century wall desk

Desks and shelves can also be combined in a lot of other great ways. The design featured on oldbrandnewblog is really versatile. This is actually a DIY project. The process goes like this: spray paint the tracks and brackets and attach them to the wall. Then simply attach the shelves. You can create of great configurations.

Modern wall shelving for living room

A similar shelving unit design can be found on almostmakesperfect. You can build two of them and place symmetrically in the living room, on either side of a fireplace or window. To build the units you need tracks, brackets, a few pieces of wood for the shelves and some wood stain.

Pipes shelving system with desk area closer to window

For an industrial look, use pipes and reclaimed boards to build a shelving unit with a built-in desk. You’ll also need some joints and anchors. Measure and mark the spots where you want to attach the pipes to the wall and create the frame for the unit. You can use tape to get an idea of how the whole unit would look like on the wall. {found on madmimi}.

Shelves with gold brackets

A different strategy is to have multiple individual shelves mounted on a wall. You can customize the way the look by choosing a certain color for the wood stain or a certain type of brackets. The design offered on cuphalffull has a lovely rustic flair.

Wooden shelves hanging chain

Suspended shelves are extremely versatile and a wonderful solution for creating a display area for ornaments, decorations but also books and other things. Check out the chic design featured on sawdust2stitches. To build such a piece you need wood boards, hooks, link chain, stain and spray paint. Check out the full description of the project for more info and details.

Triangle open shelves

If you prefer minimalist and compact designs that suit contemporary interiors, take a look at the project offered on burkatron. These cute triangle shelves are perfect for displaying plants, books and other things. You can combine several of them and combine them to create interesting geometric displays.