Shelf decor is a fun and easy way to make a room feel more personalized and homely. Here we show you rustic DIY shelving ideas to try today.
If you are looking for creative ways to organize and display your stuff, these Rustic diy shelving ideas are a great way to take your storage to a whole new level. Plus, you will save yourself some money at the same time when you do it yourself.
From floating shelves to corner shelves, we’ve found the most beautiful and creative DIY shelves that you can actually make yourself. Get some inspiration from these 25 Rustic DIY Shelving Ideas and then try and get your hands dirty as I will.
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Rustic DIY Shelving Ideas
These shelving ideas are an awesome way to add organization, style, and decor touch to home in a very easy and frugal way. Especially the wooden shelves are the best among shelf categories to get your hands dirty with as they are sturdy, rustic, and full of natural warmth.
And to get the cheap or cost-free wood source you can get your hands on pallets, barn wood, tree wood or any other wood lying uselessly in your surroundings.
To create the lived-in-homey feel of rustic décor, what you need is all about adding texture. Reclaimed wood, galvanized metal or cast iron are all part of rustic home decor style.
These natural, less polished materials provide a sense of one-of-a-kind craftsmanship and will give any room an immediate sense of character. To achieve that kind of style shelving is a must.
Whether you need something for storage or you just want to add a bit extra to your décor, shelves are the perfect and most simple solution.
I’ve collected over 25 Rustic Shelving Ideas you can easily DIY. They are frugal, easy, and will add beauty and style to your home. You will find a shelf for every room and every budget. Whether you need something in the bathroom to store towels or beauty supplies or in the office for your job items, or even your bedroom, there is a shelf in here that will be a perfect fit for you.
There is also a style for everyone, some hang on the walls and some sit on the floor but all of them are going to add a perfect touch for your home décor and functional to your home.
What can be used as a shelf?
Creativity is the limit. Depending on the weight you are planning on putting on the shelves you can be very creative but here just a few ideas:
- Reclaimed Wood
- Wine Box
- Copper Pipe and wood
- Wood and Leather
- Fruit Crates
- old chairs and tables
Is it cheaper to build your own shelves?
That depends. It can be very cheap if you use or reuse old stuff. The costs may vary depending on what you have to buy, where you buy it, the quality/brand of what you buy. It’s hard to say for sure. What I can say is that it can definitely be cheaper than purchasing prefab.
So, grab a cup of coffee, sit comfortably, take a few minutes and browse this lovely collection. I’m sure you will love more than one idea and I bet you will want to build them!
Collection of Rustic DIY Shelving Ideas
*Disclaimer: All these images and links are only for inspiration purposes because I think all these bloggers are amazing and just like I do for all my round ups, I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. If you are at all familiar with that platform you know there are tons of pictures with no direct links to the original source. Some pictures featured here I found no source for or directed to the wrong one but if you know the source, contact me and I will update this post immediately, thank you so much!
I particularly LOVE these shelves. It’s so creative and original. Using hooks and industrial hardware to create shelves is one genius idea.
DIY Turnbuckle Shelf by Lolly Jane
Adding a wall of open shelving can be the perfect solution to add to the storage (always a plus in the kitchen) and create visual interest on an otherwise boring wall.
DIY Stained Open Shelving by 11 Magnolia Lane
Rustic-painted corbels and dark stained wood planks are all you need to create shelves that scream farmhouse all over it.
DIY Farmhouse Shelves by Lolly Jane
Geometrical wall shelves are one of the most popular trends in interior shelving today! Cut some wooden pieces that should have sharp edges, to make hexagonal shapes, and mount them on the wall! Additionally, these hexagonal shelves would also work great as wall art and give your decors more display space!
Hexagon Shelves by A Beautiful Mess
Rustic Shelving by Life as Rambling Redhead
DIY Ladder Shelf by Making it in the mountains
Bathroom Built-ins by Not Just a Housewife
Industrial Pipe Shelves from House of Hawthornes
Small Bathroom Shelving by Graceful Order
Chic Workspace Shelving by Home OH MY!
Open Shelving in the Kitchen by Chatfield Court
These could easily be the simplest shelving system you could make. I love how rustic it looks and how much storage space it adds. This type of shelves works perfectly in almost any place such as living room, dining room, storage room, garage, closet, basement, etc.
DIY Open Shelves by Wood Grain Cottage
Want a perfect rustic unit to display your kitchen accessories? Although the rope is not used to hold the shelves, it does look very real!
DIY Rustic Hanging Shelving by Making Home Base
Gotta loves industrial shelving. This bookshelf looks amazing in that living room and it’s really easy to make.
Industrial DIY Shelving Unit by The Golden Sycamore
Triangle DIY Shelving by Whimsy Darling
Some wood planks, a few shelf brackets, and some huge glass jars are what you need to recreate this gorgeous storage system. You don’t need fancy expensive hardware here. The focus is on the jars!
Open Kitchen Shelves by Ella Claire
Shelves don’t have to be just for decoration, they can be for function. While I love how pretty they are, they can serve a purpose. Bathroom storage space! Nothing fancy and yet so pretty.
Easy Bathroom Shelves by Making Home Base
With just a few wooden boards and some rustic shelf brackets, you can turn a boring wall into a gorgeous decorative space.
DIY Farmhouse Shelves from The Turquoise Home
Use this industrial style shelving unit to maximize the space in your small room! For this project, you will need leftover pipes and straight lengths of wood! I think this industrial shelving scheme would make an excellent panty makeover!
Industrial Pantry Shelving Step-by-step tutorial by DIY How Off
Laundry rooms can also look pretty. Put up some fun shelves and add some flair and color.
DIY Decorative Shelving by The Idea Room
Want to show off a few small items like frames, candles, and vases? This belt shelf is a smart idea that’s cheap and easy to create. All you need is wooden planks and old suede or leather belts.
Leather and Wood Shelving by Made by Rachel
If you have an old dresser with broken drawers, then this project is the perfect fit. Turn it into a storage shelf. This could ve especially useful in the nursery or kid’s room or playroom.
Repurposed Dresser Shelves by A Thousand Words
Here again, I fell in love with using leather straps DIY wall shelves. She even used the straps to hang some picture frames. Such a nice accent for the kitchen, living room, or dining room.
DIY Shelves with Leather Straps step-by-step instructions by Shanty 2 Chic
Add floating shelves to your interior spaces to make the wall space look bigger and more stylish. Floating shelves are a great choice if someone wants to display decors and gifts in a truly stylish manner!
DIY Floating Corner Shelves Tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic
Bring style to your plain boring bathroom and also a rustic vibe by mounting these rustic floating shelves there adding some really nice decorative items!
Full-Bodied Shelves by Bower Power
How adorable are these shelves? Cut a wood slice in half and then using simple brackets mount them on the wall. These could look especially good in the kitchen.
Modern Wood Slice Shelves by Girl Loves Glam
Hope you all got as inspired as I am with all these Rustic shelving Ideas. I don’t know where to start but I’m sure I’ll be making a few of these in my own way! Hope you will too!
*Disclaimer: All these images and links are only for inspiration purposes because I think all these bloggers are amazing and Just like I do for all my round ups, I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. If you are at all familiar with that platform you know there are tons of pictures with no direct links to the original source. Some pictures featured here I found no source for or directed to the wrong one but if you know the source, contact me and I will update this post immediately, thank you so much!
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