When you’re looking for extra storage or display space, there is no solution as simple as wall shelves. It’s cheap, practical, easily available, easily installed, and best of all, takes up so little space! When you find the right wall shelf design, you also elevate the aesthetics of your room.

Open wall shelves also make curios, books, condiments and more easily accessible. So bid goodbye to bulky storage solutions and take home some of these handy, low-profile wall shelf designs today! From the living room to the kitchen, pooja to kids’ room, we’ve got you covered!

Wall Shelf Design for Living Room
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Sleek white shelves
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Scattered shelves for style and functionality 

When it comes to living room display options, most of us makeshift with the available furniture. But you don’t have to! You can easily put in lone ledges that make a statement. Take a look at how we’ve used sleek white ledges next to the sofa to display accent pieces. Up for experimentation? Turn your TV wall into a work of art with scattered shelves like we did for this home.

Wall Shelf Design for Bedroom
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Style and functionality combine in these display shelves
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Create interesting patterns with simple wall ledges

Did you think of having display shelves in your bedroom? The ideal place to put display ledges in your bedroom is the wall adjoining the TV unit. If you do not like the idea of having a television in your bedroom, you can have cube-style display shelves on the wall that cover the entire space. It is ideal to store books and other essentials. On the other hand, you can have simple ledges on the TV unit to display your favourite curios. 

Wall Shelf Design for Bedroom
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 Hanging shelves
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A dash of playfulness

Did you think of having display shelves in your bedroom? The ideal place to put display ledges in your bedroom is the wall adjoining the TV unit. If you do not like the idea of having a television in your bedroom, you can have cube-style display shelves on the wall that cover the entire space. It is ideal to store books and other essentials. On the other hand, you can have simple ledges on the TV unit to display your favourite curios. 

Wall Shelf Design for Kids’ Room
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Making the most of corners!
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Even if your kids are clumsy, these shelves will hold the books

The main idea of having shelves in a kid’s room is to store books or toys. It could also be used to display trophies or other achievements. This set of shelves caught our eye because it makes efficient use of corner space. The impressive thing about the other set of shelves is that they fit like a fiddle into this nook. Functionally, they are worth the while because they are shaped like baskets; hence, the chances of books toppling over are slim.

Wall Shelf Design for Kitchen 
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Plain yet effective spice racks
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An open pantry for those who stock up groceries

A few racks of open shelves in the kitchen is sure to come in handy. This is primarily because open shelves like these spice racks are easily accessible. Add a line of hooks to it and you can easily hang your cooking spoons and spatulas too! If you like to stock up on groceries and your kitchen interiors are shooting over budget, an open pantry can be a life-saver. You could opt for stone shelves since they are affordable and durable too.

Wall Shelf Design for Bathroom
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Declutter a bathroom with kid-friendly shelves
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Inbuilt shelves for a small bathroom

Whether big or small, the bathroom is the one room that never seems to have enough storage space. Creating a cache for toiletries might just be what your bathroom needs but don’t know how? Open shelves are the ideal storage options for big bathrooms with empty walls. Small bathrooms require elements that have a purpose and are functional so your safest bet will be to install in-built shelves.

Wall Shelf Design for Pooja Room
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Use bracket shelves pooja altars for heavy idols
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Floating shelves add a dimension to the pooja room

A great deal of thought goes into the height at which deities are placed in pooja rooms. Whether you prefer sitting or standing while praying, idols must be kept on a sturdy surface. Propped up against the wall, a bracket shelf is ideal for pooja rooms with heavy idols. On the other hand, floating shelves go unnoticed and are perfect for photo frames of deities.

We believe there’s a shelf design for every room in every home. Check out What Wardrobe Should You Get? for more home interior inspiration. 

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— editor@livspace.com