The Ingenious Foldaway Shelf with Wheels That Adds Instant Storage Anywhere (It’s on Sale!)Organize & Clean
This collapsible four-tier unit can be used as a kitchen cart, bar cart, bookcase, plant stand, and so much more.
Aug 4, 2023
This IKEA Picture Ledge Is Almost Unrecognizable, Thanks to This $50 DIYStyle
Just look at that trendy scalloped trim!
Apr 4, 2023
10 Stylish, Space-Saving Decor Finds from Urban Outfitters Under $150Living
Beauty and utility don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Feb 7, 2023
This Small-Space-Friendly Find Transforms Unused Corner Space Into Extra Storage (It’s Only $22!)
It basically creates storage out of thin air.
Feb 6, 2023
This Space-Saving Floor Lamp Gives Me So Much Extra Storage That I Bought Two of Them (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)
It's the perfect lamp-storage combo.
Jan 17, 2023
This Is the New, Retro-Inspired Way to Do Open ShelvingStyle
Open shelving remains a hot kitchen trend, but this slightly polarizing style is getting a chic upgrade.
Dec 20, 2022
The Game-Changing Surge Protector That Doubles As a Shelf (It’s on Sale!)
Apartment dwellers will totally love these.
Nov 2, 2022
These Sleek Shelves from Etsy Instantly Create Extra Storage Space Just About Anywhere (They’re Drill-Free!)Organize & Clean
You can put them in your closet, kitchen, home office... there are so many possibilities!
Oct 17, 2022
This Ingenious Gadget Instantly Turns Any Outlet Into a Shelf to Save You Floor and Counter SpaceLiving
There's nothing better than a clutter-free tech space.
Oct 5, 2022
The Ingenious Amazon Shelf That Makes the Most of Unused Corner SpaceLiving
It's time to put your corners to work.
Jun 24, 2022
10 Stylish Shelves That Double As DecorLiving
Make your storage furniture just as cute as your home decor.
Jun 17, 2022
The $26 Rental Hack That Instantly Added More Storage Space in My Tiny Studio ApartmentLiving
They install in minutes — no tools required.
Apr 12, 2022
These Floating Shelves Saved Me So Much Space and Turned My Book Collection Into a Work of ArtLiving
Who doesn't want to display their favorite reads?
Feb 28, 2022
These Stylish Floating Shelves Add Storage Without Taking Up a Ton of SpaceStyle
Not only do floating shelves free up precious floor space (especially when several are hung together), but they serve as a pretty focal point in a room, too.
Sep 22, 2021
Keep Your Clutter in Check with Bed Bath & Beyond’s Epic Storage SaleNews
Ready, set, organize!
Sep 21, 2021
The Property Brothers Hate Open Shelving In Kitchens — Here’s WhyHome Projects
Jonathan and Drew Scott say pump the brakes before you jump on this hot kitchen trend.
Aug 5, 2021
Maximize Your Small Space with These Double-Duty Furniture Finds from Overstock’s End of Summer SaleNews
These multi-use items will save you space and $$$!
Aug 3, 2021
This Multi-Use Costco Shelf Is Perfect For Small SpacesStyle
All small space dilemmas may just have been solved by one super affordable item.
Jul 31, 2021
6 Different Ways to Build Floating ShelvesHome Projects
From "I feel comfortable using thumbtacks" to "Let me get my power tools," we've got a little something for everyone.
Jun 22, 2021
This Trendy Shelf is All Over European HomesStyle
And it’s one of the best ways to store books!
Nov 10, 2020
A Small Portland Apartment Has Seriously Good Open Shelving Inspiration Tours
Rachelle added more shelving for storage AND plants!
Oct 4, 2020
9 Places to Buy Inexpensive and Stylish Wall ShelvingOrganize & Clean
Say hello to a new home for your favorite books, plants, photos, and more.
Aug 26, 2020
This $69 Shelf Might be IKEA’s Most Functional Piece YetStyle
Have you met IVAR?
Jun 12, 2020
Before and After: A Major Twist on a Plain Jane Cube Shelving UnitHome Projects
The ubiquitous white cube shelf unit is affordable, attractively minimalist, and endlessly useful, but occasionally it needs a bit of a twist to fit in with the rest of a home’s decor. This particular unit—similar to this one from Target or this one from IKEA—needed some real TLC: I had this six-cube shelving unit in the playroom. It has several scratches on top and stickers on the sides but it was still in good shape.
Feb 24, 2019
Before and After: Someone Found a Way to Make a White Wall InterestingHome Projects
This unassuming bit of wall doesn’t necessarily scream office built for two, but two desk chairs, eight shelves, and countless colors later, it is now a bright cheerful office suitable for two professional adults—and Rainbow Brite. Here’s a bit of background about what was needed, and what the limitations were: My boyfriend and I moved to Brooklyn last year and needed a solution to the problem of having two computers but no designated room for an office.
Feb 5, 2019
Before and After: This Living Room’s New Bookshelves Have a Built-In Dog DoorHome Projects
Many makeovers involve transforming dark rooms with white paint and paring things down, but this one is completely the opposite. This room is about to get a lot darker, significantly fuller, and exponentially more fabulous—with one special surprise. This is absolutely stunning. The room has the feel of a 200-year-old study, a magical place to stumble upon in an ancient home. One would never guess it was totally put together from scratch.
Dec 17, 2018
9 Super IKEA Shelf Hacks Anyone Can Pull OffHome Projects
For every item IKEA brings into this world, there’s at least 10 ways to improve upon it, or make it your own. Some hacks are laboriously complicated and too involved for most humans, other projects are easy for just about anyone to pull off. If you’re looking for some super simple ways to tweak, alter, improve, or upgrade your shelving, here are nine ways to hack those BILLYs, EKBYs, EVETs, and LACKs.
Oct 29, 2018
How to Make A Quick Floating Shelf with Invisible BracketsHome Projects
This is a quick and satisfying project.
Oct 20, 2018
11 Inspiring Ways to Style Your Floating ShelvesStyle
The possibilities are endless, but if you're stumped on how to style your floating shelves, these inspirational shelfies are sure to point you in the right direction.
Sep 30, 2018
Before and After: A Remarkable Shelf Redo That Cost $5Home Projects
Hanging up some wall shelves is one of the best things you can do for a room, and even a shelf you don’t adore is a good thing to have. However, if you can take an ordinary, affordable shelving unit and transform it into something remarkable for just $5, why not?
May 4, 2018
Here’s the Truth About Open Shelving (From People Who Have Them)Style
Ahhh, open shelving. There are some very strong opinions about this kitchen trend. I’m 99% ready to take the leap myself, ditching the looming floor-to-ceiling boxy pantries a previous owner added to our Victorian home. They close in the already small-ish space, make getting around the kitchen island an annoying shuffle anytime my husband and I are both in there (every meal time, ever), and in general take up way more footprint than is necessary.
Apr 25, 2018
The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Living Room Under $100Home Projects
Amp up your space for very little money.
Feb 18, 2018
Before & After: A Big Blank Wall Gets a Very Functional FaceliftHome Projects
Here’s a lovely dining room that boasts ample natural light, beautiful wood floors, covetable furnishings, a graceful light fixture, and happy plants. It’s nearly perfect! There is, however, the matter of that huge blank wall that somewhat sucks the life out of the room… This is so fun!
Feb 4, 2018
Before & After: This Room’s Beautiful Bones Get Even BetterHome Projects
Here’s a room with beautiful bones—stunning wood floors, classic fireplace, tasteful paint colors, interesting accent wall, high ceilings—but can it be even better? Here’s how the homeowner kept everything that’s good about this room, while remedying the “big empty space!” next to the fireplace. First, here’s how Lindsay of Indigo & Gray described the situation before the change: We had just moved into our brand new house.
Feb 3, 2018
The 2′ x 7′ Storage Space You’re Probably OverlookingHome Projects
Great ideas for an often unused area.
Jan 15, 2018
What It’s REALLY Like Living With Open Kitchen ShelvingOrganize & Clean
The debate between open shelving and closed cabinets in the kitchen divides many people. Some find the look charming, but hate the practicality of it. Others think it looks messy, but wonder if they’d use their stuff more if they could see. And many other opinions in between abound. So I asked some folks who live with open shelving in their kitchen every day to share the real truth. Kristina Browngardt is the co-founder of Wilder Design Co.
Sep 5, 2017
Real Life Results: Super Stylish (& Tidy!) Shelving in Real KitchensStyle
Open shelving in kitchens has been an ever-growing trend for the last decade. Especially as homes moved toward open concept layouts, kitchens opened up and got a bit lighter. Walls of closed in cabinetry gave way to sleek shelving. But, with any big switch comes concerns and in the case of open kitchen storage the primary one is “won’t it look too chaotic and messy?”.
Nov 19, 2016
The Open Shelving of Your Kitchen Dreams Is Totally In Your BudgetHome Projects
With a new kitchen renovation in the early stages of planning, I’m spending my fair share of time browsing the web for kitchen inspiration (hello, Pinterest). With a relatively small home, I’ve opted to skip the upper cabinets in favor of open shelving to help maximize our space. But rather than go the traditional route, I’ve been seeking inspiration in less conventional styles that make a stylish statement. 1.
Aug 30, 2016
10 Spots to Sneak in a Little More Shelf StorageStyle
Stylish little shelves in unexpected places make a home feel custom-built, while also adding some extra storage in a small space. If you’re not sure where to keep all of your books, vases, and tchotchkes, let these rooms inspire you to set up a shelf in an under-utilized spot in your home. Over the door, above the toilet, tucked in every corner—the shelf is going where it’s never gone before.
Jul 27, 2016
9 Products to Maximize Every Last Inch of Your Cabinet SpaceOrganize & Clean
Find space you didn't even know existed in your kitchen and bathroom.
Jul 25, 2016
How to Build a Long Wood Floating Shelf (That Won’t Sag in the Middle)Home Projects
All this week we’re talking about bathroom renovations, starting with Ashley’s recent remodel, and following up with tons of helpful posts about the process! Floating shelves are fantastic, and I knew I wanted one above the tub in my new bathroom. We searched high and low for a floating shelf that not only looked good, but could hold a lot of weight without sagging —especially because the wall is pretty long.
May 26, 2016
Buy or DIY: The Coolest Geometric Shelves Under $100Style
A home really starts to take shape the moment shelves are hung on the walls, and these stand-out geometric gems pack enough personality to set the tone of the entire room. Whether you choose a market pick or decide to make it yourself, these statement shelves look like modernist works of art—even before you fill them with your most marvelous collectibles. (above) Room goals: Pentagonal shelves that stack up to the ceiling. Geo Shelf, by Urban Outfitters, $89.
May 24, 2016
20 New Ways to Use Shelf Brackets You’ve Never Thought OfHome Projects
Think outside the shelf.
Mar 30, 2016
It Can Be Done: 8 Spaces that Make Track Shelving Look GoodStyle
Track shelving might be the most common in a pantry, office or garage, but if you know how to style it right, it can be beautiful enough to sit front and center right in the living room. Just check out these eight rooms, which each put their own spin on the track shelf thing. Above: Mounting art to the wall between the shelf standards gives this wall unit from Old Brand New a more upscale look.
Feb 11, 2016
This Customizable DIY Dresser Drawer Bookshelf Is Just What Your Wall NeedsHome Projects
Reuse old dresser drawers to create a bookshelf installation like Mike and Kate’s! The couple found free dressers on Craigslist and used the drawers to transform an empty wall in their Chicago home. dresser drawers (preferably dovetailed) paint wall mounting hardware measuring tape hammer drill From Kate: I turned to Craigslist and found free dressers, took the drawers, and trashed the dressers themselves (don’t worry—they were really ugly).
Feb 10, 2016
Corner Shelves: A Smart Small Space Solution All Over the HouseStyle
The corners of our homes often go overlooked and underutilized, but, especially if you’re short on space, stake a claim on this space with some corner shelves. It’s an idea you can truly use anywhere in your home to gain storage or to put some of your collections or art on display. Here are a trove of inspiration photos from different rooms around the home showing off how serviceable and attractive corner shelves can be.
Apr 5, 2015
Smart Storage Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Chris’s Cozy Chicago HideawayStyle
Name Location Size Years lived in Apartment Therapy tours give us the chance to see how other people live their lives, and we are all the richer for being invited into their homes. Today, we’re taking a look at all the custom ways that Chris maximized space in his small Chicago studio. Chris is a DIY guy, so there’s lots of unique inspiration to absorb and plenty of innovative ideas to take away.
Apr 1, 2015
The 10 Best Sources for Wall-Mounted Shelving
Part decor, part storage solution, all style.
Mar 5, 2015
Smarter Storage: 7 Ways to Reclaim Usable Space UNDER Your ShelvesOrganize & Clean
Always on the hunt for ways to reclaim space from your small or cluttered home? Look now UNDER your shelves — you can make use of that space for storing stuff, too. We’ve gathered a number of examples of ways that people have transformed the space under their shelves; grab inspiration for your own! Small wooden boxes attached to the underside of a strong and sturdy shelf create little miniature and functional drawers. Seen here as a great addition to an entryway landing strip.
Feb 18, 2015
The Beautiful, the Bizarre, the Wonderful: 10 Crazy Bookcases We Can’t Get Enough OfStyle
Bookcases don’t have to be boring. After you see these 10 designs, you may never be satisfied with plain old, run-of-the-mill bookcases ever again. Sorry about that. Above: Russian architect Andrei Saltykov created this USA bookshelf for his London home. “I thought about doing Britain or Russia,” he said, “but there weren’t so many sections, and the United States has lots of straight-lined divisions—great for holding books.
Feb 2, 2015
Beautifully Organized: Home Libraries of All SizesOrganize & Clean
Whether grand or small, full or empty, bursting with books or outfitted with objects, I’d wager that all of us have bookshelves of some sort in our home. Having a dedicated library room is not a luxury that all of us can have, but no matter how small your library, there are still some tips for making it as beautifully organized as possible. TOP ROW: Keeping carefully grouped books visible, the hidden storage in Suzanne’s Color in Harmony Room makes the shelves multifunctional.
Jan 12, 2015