Shelving ideas – 10 of the best

Create practical and decorative displays with 10 inspirational shelving ideas from Style at Home. Find more interior design ideas at housetohome.co.uk

Fit a redundant alcove with bespoke cubby hole shelving and banish the clutter into vintage boxes.

1/10 Cubby hole bedroom shelving

white wall with white shelves and white hanger on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Tom Meadows)

2/10 Colourful kitchen display shelf

brown shelve with red coffee maker and yellow cup

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Rachel Smith)

Add colour popping kitchen accessories to a black shelf against a blackboard-painted wall for an eyecatching and totally trendy effect.

3/10 Neutral radiator cover with shelf

white wall with white wall table frames on wall and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jeremy Phillips)

Make a hallway radiator look 10 times better with a stylish radiator cover and shelf. Add a few well chosen books, plants and framed pictures above.

4/10 Fresh white kitchen display shelf

white wall shelf with white bottles and designed glasses

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Atrobus)

kitchen doesn't just have to be purely practical. Make one shelf a 'styled' shelf to fill with accessories that tie together the whole kitchen scheme.

5/10 Shelf with feature fairy lights

grey wall with light and photo frames

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Brighten up a shelf by adding pretty fairy or tea lights - they'll bring a warm glow to picture frames and other styled objects.

6/10 Stark white living room wall and shelf display

white wall with white deer antler wall piece and white showpieces

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Lizzie Orme)

For a super striking look in your living room, create an area where the wall, shelf and accessories are all stark white for a stand-out feel that will look good for years.

7/10 Dressing table bedroom shelf

white wall with designed mirrors white desk white lamp and designed glass fiber chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Douglas Gibb)

Wall-hung drawers are handy in a bedroom. Use as a slimline dressing table and finish the look with a stylish chair, chic mirrors and oh-so-pretty accessories.

8/10 Living room picture shelf

grey wall with frames on wall shelf and white door with wreath

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jamie Mason)

A narrow picture shelf above a sofa or table is a fab way to display art and favourite accessories. Paint the shelf the same colour as the wall for a super-chic look.

9/10 Book shelf with quirky bookends

red designed wall books and white designed pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jeremy Phillips)

Line up a selection of books on a shelf with quirky bookends. A smart, eyecatching wallpaper adds extra character.

10/10 Shelf with homemade memento stands

white wall photos posters and memento stands

(Image credit: Future PLC/ David Giles)

Display your favourite holiday memories by popping them on a simple shelf. Homemade photo stands are oh-so easy to make using wire and pebbles and work particularly well with seaside snaps!

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Laurie Davidson
Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson is a professional stylist, writer and content creator, who lives and breathes interiors. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading interior magazines, styled homes up and down the country and produced sets for TV shows, adverts and top brands, it’s safe to say Laurie has had a pretty exciting career. Find her on Instagram at @lifeofaninteriorstylist or over at lauriedavidson.co.uk