A hanging wall shelf is almost always the perfect solution for making a space look less empty and more complete. Hanging shelves are a perfect blend of looks and functionality. They’re practical and they also look quirky and stylish and they’re awesome alternatives to common things like nightstands, side tables, bookshelves, cabinets or just regular wall-mounted shelves.
As already mentioned, hanging shelves are quite versatile and flexible and can take the place of all sorts of other furniture pieces, including nightstands or bedside tables. It’s a great design strategy for small bedrooms. A hanging shelf nightstand takes up zero floor space and maintains an open and airy decor.
The thing I love most about a hanging rope shelf sort of like this one is the fact that it’s a perfect DIY project. Just look at it. You could make something like this any time you wanted to. You just need a few simple supplies such as some leftover wood or plywood, some thick rope, a bit of paint, clamps and a drill.
You can make a hanging shelf out of pretty much any flat object. A board, a piece of wood or plywood, even a book can all work as long as you’re able to drill holes in so you can actually hang the shelf. You can either use string, rope or some other materials for the hanging part. You’ll also need to drill two holes in the wall and put screws in. A cool trick is to add a third screw and a magnet so you can fold the shelf up. Check out all the details on instructables.
A set of sturdy hanging shelves such as the ones featured on lemonthistle can be a cool and practical addition to an office space. You can easily hang them in any empty corner without sacrificing any floor space and you can use as storage shelves for documents, devices and all sorts of other things.
Hanging shelves can also be really handy in bathrooms where they can hold the usual toiletries, extra towels, rolls and other such things. Installation is easy and you can even use one of the already existing wall hooks in your bathroom if the placement is right. Check out this three-tier bathroom shelf featured on shanty-2-chic. It’s just what we had in mind.
Hanging shelves can be useful in all sorts of different ways. For example, you could use one as a wall desk. It’s an option which you should consider if you’re the type who only uses their laptop occasionally and for short periods of time or if you like to have a surface on which to keep your laptop if you want to watch a movie or listen to music while you’re also doing something else. You can find more details about how to make such a desk on instructables.
Doesn’t this hanging shelf look adorable? It’s small and cute and chic and you can easily make one just like it if you have the following: a piece of wood, some white paint, leather or suede rope and a drill. You can add one of these little hanging shelves to your kitchen and keep a small herb pot on it or pretty much in any other room of the house. If you want to find out more about it, check out brepurposed.porch.
Speaking of hanging shelves that are great for kitchens, check out this tiered fruit basket from alwaysrooney. To make something like this you need three wooden bowls of different sizes. You can use two platters and a bowl at the top. You’ll also need rope, wooden beads, a drill, a metal ring and a ruler. You can paint the beads if you want to add a bit of color to your design.
Hanging shelves also go well with planters and with corners. In fact, that’s a great combo. You don’t even have to worry much about the materials and tools needed because, as it turns out, this is a very simple project. You can even repurpose a cutting board into a shelf. Just drill some holes in it and hang it with rope or string or leather cord. This one featured on decorlovin reuses a Fascinera cutting board from IKEA.
The entryway could make good use of some hanging shelves too. In fact, you could combine several into a shelving system so you can display and store multiple items here. You can install a few hooks to the underside of the shelves for coats, scarves and other accessories. This particular project idea is not suitable just for entryways but for other types of spaces too. There are plenty of ways to customize this project based on the type of space, style and your storage needs and preferences. in any case, you can find more details on remodelista.
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