Proof Your Wall Shelves Don’t Have to be Boring

published Feb 23, 2019
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Sure, wall shelves serve a practical purpose; they’re a vessel to neatly arrange our books, corral our tchotchkes, and place our candles. Instead of focusing on the actual contents displayed on the shelves, why not turn your attention to the shelves themselves? Just because they’re utilitarian in nature doesn’t mean they have to look it.

Below, we’ve found an assortment that we think will actually complement your decor, as well as the items contained within.

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Add a touch of boho chic to your space with this macramé hanging shelf. Dangling from a circular wooden ring, this reinforced mango wood shelf gives the illusion that it’s floating, for the ultimate conversation piece.

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We love the clean lines and fun shape of this origami wall shelf. It’s perfect for leaning books on an angle, placing a stylish objet d’ art front and center, or creating an attractive storage nook.

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Turn an ordinary wall shelf into a multifunctional space with this mirror, hook, and shelf combo. It’s a great way to jazz up your entryway while staying stylishly organized at the same time.

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Place this duo of circular shelves anywhere you’d like dramatic, show-stopping impact. Each shelf also features a raised edge to ensure your valuables don’t take an accidental tumble.

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These hexagonal shelves are sold individually, so feel free to place one on its own or group several together for an artsy statement piece. An added bonus: You can even choose your own color for a shelf suited to your personal decor.

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Spruce up your bathroom with this rustic wood and metal piping option from Wayfair. It’s got plenty of room to display your must-haves, with a rack below to showcase your favorite hand towels.

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This pretty wall-mounted shelf serves double duty as a makeshift bar cart. The timeless combination of white and bronze holds five wine glasses, with plenty of room above to show off your impressive liqueur collection.

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This chic Carrara marble shelf will modernize any space you choose to place it in. Equipped with shiny brass brackets, it’s an instant style upgrade.