Shopping Guide: Unique Shelving Units to Try at Home

There's always space for some more storage with these shelving units.

Updated on July 13, 2018 8:07 am

Luisa Wong

Shopping Guide: Unique Shelving Units to Try at Home

Shelving units are the holy grail of OC homemakers. These organisational tools are not expensive or too difficult to install. Rather, there are affordable and stylish ways on how to maximise your space by coming up with unique shelving unit ideas.

But if you think you’ve seen every single shelving unit idea, you’ve got it wrong. Time out with the usual shelves and explore unique ideas to keep all your clutter away!


1. Keep up with your home’s industrial chic vibe by installing a brass floating shelf. Allow the geometric lines to provide style and flair on your walls while keeping your things organised.

Our suggestion: Be out of the box and install Antiqued Brass Floating Shelves (Set of 3), $146.70, CB2.


2. If space is a problem, wall-mounted shelving units is your best bet! Swap your bulky bookshelves with these space-saving wall-mounted shelves.

Our suggestion: If you can’t DIY yours, get a versatile ALGOT Wall Upright/Shelves, $84, IKEA.


3. Show off your impressive collection of books or your prised mementos with stylish modern shelving units that you can combine with other units to create an elegant wall.

Our suggestion: Create that modern look by getting Como Bookcase, $695, Bo Concept.


4. Floating shelves do not necessarily mean just slabs of wood installed on the wall. If you’re looking for ways to amp up your wall, there are stylish Scandinavian floating shelves that you can use at home.

Our suggestion: Achieve a stylish Scandinavian look that exudes seamless asymmetric design with the Jet Shelf, from $397, Kuhl Home.


5. If you are the DIY gal, time to put your skills to good use. Create a DIY crate shelving units that will suit your rustic style and taste. Mount your crates randomly to create a 3D effect on your walls.

Our suggestion: Refurbish your wooden crates to recreate the look or get a Rustic Storage Crate, Etsy.

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