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Corner Shelving Ideas: Creative Ways of Adding Corner Shelves

Corner Shelving Ideas

If you are need of more storage space, then look to the corners of your room to see if there is potential there. Here are some ways to add some corner shelves.

Floating Shelves

The great thing about floating wall shelves is that they don’t need brackets under them to hold them up. Having brackets creates a cluttered look, especially when you want to have layers and layers of shelving on the wall. With floating corner shelves you get a a modern and sleek design – just like in picture (1).

Shadow boxes also don’t use brackets, and can be tailored to a corner (2).

The industrial look is quite popular right now. People are using industrial pipes to create legs for tables and chairs. They are also being attached to the walls to create shelves. The shelves in picture (3) are a modern and minimalist way of adding piping shelving to a corner.

Corner Shelves

Using shelves with brackets can work for your corners. You just don’t want to have too many above each other as it will look chaotic. The corner shelf in picture (4) is being used more as a display shelf than for storage.

Made for the Corner

A simple way of adding storage space to your corners is to use a free standing corner storage cabinet (5).

Built In Units

If you want to make the most use of your space, then built in units are the way to go. They will be custom made to your room’s layout, and you can build all the way up to the ceiling to get the most storage space possible. The built in units will also be designed to blend in with the rest of the room (6), this is great for creating a uniform look and making the space feel larger.

Lazy Susan Hack

A great addition to a built in corner storage unit, or any corner storage unit, is a lazy Susan. You’ll have easy access to things you store in the back, simply by spinning the lazy Susan (7).


A whimsical and crafty way of adding storage space to a corner is to modify an old door. Craftaholics Anonymous has taken an old door, and fitted shelves to it so it can be used for corner shelving – as seen in picture (8)

Another DIY way to build corner shelves is by using brackets, railings, and planks of wood. Follow along with the instructions over at A Beautiful Mess to create your own custom adjustable shelves seen below. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

DIY Corner Shelves

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April 18, 2014 in Storage

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