Wall-hung shelving units are every storage fan’s dream item, offering a useful, stylish and modern solution for de-cluttering the home. Whatever you intend to place on them, it’s undeniable that wall-hung shelving units have a place in every room. Hang solo in a hallway for a handy alternative to a table, stack vertically as an alternative to a free-standing bookshelf in a living room, or add a fun twist to children’s room storage with a quirky design. With plenty of wall-hung shelving unit styles to choose from, you can find something to match your personal design style as well as your needs: use a corner shelf to organise a compact bathroom or home-office nook, try reclaimed planks to make stylish floating shelves in an industrial or vintage-style kitchen, while some decorative shelves just call out to be home to a display of personal trinkets and treasures. Here are our top pick of wall-hung shelving units to give you a few ideas.
A simple shelving unit is heightened with a few design tweaks – here a gently angled edge turns this dual-level shelf into a streamlined storage solution, rather than a bulky box unit. A soft-coloured painted finish adds further subtlety, so your display or books or photos becomes the real focus. Painted mango wood. Includes two keyhole hooks on reverse for hanging. H40 W35 D20cm.
Cox and Cox
Compact but wide, this shelving unit provides a neat home for books, DVDs or your favourite framed pictures, and can be used to create a focal point on a living room wall. Made from foil wrapped chipboard and comes fully assembled. Colour Grey Ash. H22 W120 D20cm.
For floating shelves with a difference, check out this set of three solid European oak hexagon mirror shelves. Each shelf is made from a single piece of bent wood, and features a mirrored surface at the back – ideal in compact spaces to create the feeling of depth. The shape of these shelves encourages you to be creative with the way you group them on the wall; hang them in groups or separately using the wall fixings and brackets provided. Largest hexagon H30 W35 D14cm.
Not on the High Street
This small floating shelf with its dark metal brackets will bring instant rustic style to a country home. Ideal for a hallway or utility room, use it to house pot plants and keys by the door, or to keep work surfaces free around laundry appliances. Crafted in Oak with Cast Iron Brackets. H3 W55 D15cm.
A contemporary update on the minimal floating shelf, this beautifully crafted storage makes a feature of the materials used to craft it – pale wood suspended by sturdy but stylish leather straps. Available in two sizes, you can play with the scale of your display, whatever room of the house you choose to hang these. Made of rubber wood. H45 W120 D30cm.
Graham and Green
Floating shelves fit a vintage-style home well – they have a lightness that works well with shabby-chic florals. This painted design, with its scalloped book-end brackets makes a great wall-mounted storage option in a kitchen (hello cookery books) or, well, any room really. Self-assembly. H18 W80 D20cm.Vintage Shelf
Featuring a recess with a small lip, this shelving is a safe place to house vases and other display pieces that need a little extra stability! Alternatively, use this wooden-style shelf to hold keys, spare change and post in a hallway. Made from PVC, fixings sold separately. L601 D151mm.
A decorative shelf that adds a little extra character, this wall-hung unit features five compartments to display your favourite ornaments and collectables. Natural wood backboard and black sides. H35 W95 D16cm.
Small but incredibly useful this narrow wall-mounted shelf, ideally placed next to the front door in the hallway of your home. Each wooden shelf has a series of magnets – specifically designed for hanging keys – inlaid into the underside, while a groove running along the top side of the shelf holds post or notes in place. Choose from Solid Oak or Walnut. Available in three sizes. Price shown is for small shelf, H7.5cm L35cm D7.5cm.
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Who said shelving had to be serious? Keep your head in the clouds, and your possessions off the floor, with this delightful cartoon cloud-shaped shelf. A dream display unit. Crafted from gold-tone metal with patterned detailing at the interior. Looks great hanging on a wall or topping a shelf. Metal. H34cm W12cm L72cm.