There is so much potential resting in each corner of our home, which is why these design ideas for DIY corner shelves are such incredible idea starters. Mostly underutilized and misunderstood, the corners in a home, be they in the kitchen, living room, or bedrooms, don’t get the amount of attention they deserve. Yes, it can feel tricky or even impossible sometimes to find something that fits just right from a big box store, but that is why this amazing list exists. You don’t need to go out and shop for the best corner shelf when you can make it on your own at home.
When you start your own shelves DIY project or any DIY furniture, you want to be sure not to be in a rush. Take your time and think through all the stylistic choices and options for placement. You can build a hanging shelf for a nursery or a sturdy dark wooden bookshelf for a study. You can take inspiration from the ideas listed here and give each of them your own spin to make the perfect shelf for your needs.
When creating a corner shelf, it is important to remember that there often is not much light in the corner of rooms. Consider this when placing and building your shelves and maybe add an overhead lighting unit or a lamp to brighten your new space.
Of course, there are also many great purchasing options out there available through Etsy that maintain that DIY furniture feel but make things a lot easier for you. Often you can collaborate with the designers to get the exact right look you are searching for, thus customizing the project without doing all the work yourself.
Take your time and be sure to double check all your measurements before getting started. Corner shelves can be tricky, but the finished product is so rewarding that it will be well worth your time and effort.
1. Sweet Hanging Swing-Style Shelves
If your home has a whimsical design aesthetic or if you are creating DIY corner shelves for a nursery or child’s room, this hanging shelf is just right. Slightly overlapping, the shelves on each wall meet in the middle just right. These shelves hang from a support beam, you will want to make sure that your selected rope will be strong enough to hold whatever you intend to place on these shelves. Pick a paint color that matches your room’s theme and try to find rope that goes well with it, too. Enjoy the childlike innocence and whimsy of this playful design.
2. Space-Utilizing DIY Corner Shelf Design
Small nooks and crannies can easily feel like wasted space in a home, particularly when you have so many beautiful items that it would be nice to set out somewhere instead of gathering dusk in a box tucked away in the attic. This DIY corner shelf idea is simple to design and create and provides you with a large amount of space for setting your favorite odds and ends without the imposition of a large hutch or other more obstructive furniture. Choose supports that match your decorative theme and have fun picking out colors.
3. Purchase or DIY Corner Wine Shelf
This amazing design available on Etsy uses three shelves to create a gorgeous corner wine display: one shelf for glasses, one for bottles, and one in between for a decorative accent. If your home is into wine, this shelf is a must have. It is so much safer and more practical than most designs, and you don’t have to worry about the kids or the dogs breaking a glass. They are safe and secure since they are way up on the third shelf. If you decide to purchase this option, you can select from five different colors of wood, so you are sure to find the perfect match.
4. Rustic Wooden Floating Corner Shelves
This DIY corner shelf design is full of rustic charm. Although this item is no longer available on Etsy, you can still use it as inspiration to craft your own shelves DIY style. These can be stacked however you see fit, meaning that if you have specific items you want to place on a lower or middle level, you can make sure that the next shelf up has ample room for your items. Take your time and have fun creating the rustic and weathered finish. You can add a white paint or choose a different color to go with your décor.
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