The 11 Best Sources for Wall-Mounted Shelving

updated Feb 16, 2024
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One of our favorite small-space secrets — you know, one of those little things that takes a space from good to great — is wall-mounted shelving. While it’s definitely a bigger commitment than, say, the occasional shelf or a moveable bookcase, the advantages are manifold.

Some of the biggest benefits? Wall-mounted shelving takes up less visual space, occupies less actual space (because there’s no back, only the wall), and can be mounted over furniture and in the tiniest of tiny nooks with ease. It’s also important to point out that, with the right shelving system, these units can also act as a pseudo-art installation, immediately drawing the eye to show off everything from your impressive book collection to your beloved plant babies or planters.

Below we rounded up 10 of our favorite sources for wall-mounted shelving and shelving systems. They range from the uber-affordable to customizable options worthy of the investment. Find a shop to fulfill your shelving needs below.

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A member of the Wayfair family, AllModern is a great place to source stylish mounted shelving on a budget — like these eye-catching ladder shelves. Coming in two gorgeous color combinations (nutmeg/black and oak/white), this three-tier shelf is easy to mount and will add a touch of industrial glam to your home in an instant.

QVC is another prime destination for affordable wall shelves. Their products frequently go on sale, so you can snag something like this stylish two-tier number for as little as $51. It comes in either classic black or gold-toned brass for a touch of glam, and the shelf also arrives with its own mounting hardware. Hang it in the bathroom, entryway, living area, or wherever you could use some extra storage space.

One of the most useful places to incorporate mounted wall shelving is in your laundry room. Case in point: the Trenton collection from Pottery Barn. Helping keep all of your essentials organized and arranged in the most functional way, this set features an integrated drying rack, a laundry bag holder and shelf, a fold-out table, one 12″ shelf, and two 24″ shelves. Talk about a dream set-up.

Made in Poland from solid ash wood in an oak finish, these stunning Burrow Index Shelves from West Elm are a clean-line dream. These customizable shelves can be arranged in a multitude of ways to truly speak to your style while beautifully displaying your favorite books, photographs, plants, and more.

The EKET system from IKEA is a popular pick for those who are just delving into the world of wall-mounted shelving. Affordable and easy to assemble, the collection includes several color combinations and can be configured for unique shelving layouts. There’s a light gray/white for a minimal, earthy look or pale pink/white for a hint of color

One of the priciest options on this list, the Royal System Shelving unit is a wall-mounted shelving system that dates back to the ’40s. With a sleek and slim profile, this set offers space-saving storage that’s perfect for entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, and more. Best of all, it’s available in three different configurations to fit a multitude of spaces.

Compact and elegant, these modern shelves from Swedish home brand Swing are simple, practical, and elegant. The minimalist design consists of three shelves and two ladder-like side panels that can be combined into larger units both vertically and horizontally. These shelves are available in 16 colors, making them an ideal fit for any aesthetic.

If you’re wondering whether or not you can find top-notch mounted shelving on Amazon, the answer is a resounding yes. This set of Arras Floating Shelves from Wallniture comes with six rustic shelves that are durable, multifunctional, and easy to incorporate into most spaces.

CB2’s Helix Walnut Bookcase might set you back a bit, but it sure does look good. The warm walnut shelves of this modular design seamlessly float up the wall, while the bottom two drawers provide additional storage for any items you might want to tuck away.

The Container Store’s Elfa system provides a lot of options, from closet organizing systems to the ultimate kitchen shelf. These practical pieces come in a huge variety of finishes, and if you’re planning on showing off your literary library, you can also purchase bookend clips that help keep your books upright and looking neat.

Atlas Industries’ AS4 shelving system is beautiful, versatile, and made in the USA. Unlike other options on this list, these units are each custom-made to fit your design taste and size specifications. You can build your very own dream system on their website here.