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40+ Best DIY Shelves For Any Home Decor Style

Are you looking for DIY shelves you can build today? Here are some of our favorite DIY shelves for any room in your home.

6 different DIY shelves in polaroid frames from wall shelves to easy DIY shelves.

DIY Shelving Ideas Can Get Your Organized

Building your own DIY wall shelves can save you money and have you get the actual look you were going for. As far as DIY home projects go, building your own shelves is not that much harder than putting up premade ones (not to mention how much you will save for way higher quality materials). 

Why build your own shelves?

The best part about creating your own shelving is that you get to pick the style, price of materials, and difficulty. You will love checking out this list of DIY shelving ideas.

You may even decide that there is a blank wall in your home that could use some shelving or a closet that could get redone after seeing these shelf designs. 

We hope to inspire you to go and create your own shelves that you will love after checking out these awesome ideas. 

Read More: If you love organizing, you will love our DIY memory box project. You can store it in your closet (which will soon have DIY shelves)!

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Looking for more DIY shelving inspiration, then follow our Pinterest Board all about shelving and organization.

Is it cheaper to build your own shelves?

It all depends on the materials you are using. Most of the time your DIY shelves will end up being cheaper if you build them right the first time and purchase your own materials. The best upside to building DIY shelves is that you will be able to customize the shelves for your space. In this list, you can see 70″ kitchen floating shelves and super long wall shelves that you would never be able to purchase as is.

30+ diy shelves to build this weekend with images of different shelves

Types of DIY Shelves To Try

  • Wooden shelves
  • Floating shelves
  • Shelves with brackets
  • Bookcases
  • Picture ledges
  • Bathroom Shelves
  • Closet shelves
  • Hanging shelves
  • Garage shelves

Our Favorite DIY Shelving Ideas

This list contains all different types of shelving ideas, from DIY wall shelves to easy shelving ideas to bookcases. There is a DIY shelf to fit anyone's budget, style, and skill. We can't wait to see which ones you love!

DIY Shelves for Walls

Everyone loves to have wall shelving to help them stay organize or to just display their favorite home decor items.

Easy DIY Shelving Ideas

Not everyone wants to get out power towels to build their own shelving units. Here are a few shelving ideas that can be done with minimal tools and time.

DIY Built-in Shelving Ideas (and some fun bookcases)

Here are some inexpensive shelving ideas that really help make space feel like home. Learn how you can use store-bought shelves (IKEA hacks anyone) or simple materials to create a custom look for half the price.

DIY Closet Shelving Ideas

Bye, bye wire shelf organizers. These DIY shelves for all types or closets are sure to help you organize your space the way you want to.

We hope you found inspiration from these DIY shelf ideas. We know there are a few new ones that we would love to try. Bye, bye wire shelving that we have all over. If you need more DIY closet shelving ideas we have you covered.

Shelving To Purchase

Now sometimes we know that DIY projects can be too much to take on. Here are a few shelves that we would consider purchasing now instead of making them.

7 different types of shelving to buy

  1. Bookcase from Target 2. West Elm Floating Shelves 3. West Elm Circle Wall Shelf 4. Wall Shelf Brackets From Etsy 5. Pottery Barn Leaning Shelf 6. White Cube Shelf Organizer from Walmart 7. MCM Wall Shelf from World Market

Our Related Home DIY Posts

Read more about our tips for organizing our children’s closets and how we even made our own storage boxes out of old cardboard boxes.

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Friday 26th of June 2020

I love these! As we are decluttering, we are seeing where we need shelving solutions.


Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Steph! Yes, DIY shelves are the perfect solution for decluttering!

Emily Flint

Friday 26th of June 2020

I am always looking for new places to put things and I love that you put together so many ideas in one place. I am definitely making some of these shelves this summer!


Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Emily! I am glad you enjoyed seeing all types of DIY shelving options. I love that this list not contains unique shelving ideas, but will allow you to stay on budget because you are trying to do-it-yourself. Good luck building.


Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Erin - I love all of these creative DIY shelves. PINNED! Thank you for including my book case reveal. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly


Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Holly! I am glad you enjoyed these shelving ideas. We were happy to include your book case reveal!


Friday 26th of June 2020

Thank you! We are buying a house and one of the first things we want to make are some shelves! This will be helpful!


Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Rachel! Hopefully, you will be inspired by a few of these DIY shelving projects. I know there are a few on my DIY list now.

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