When you have limited storage, corner shelves are a fantastic solution.
They slip into an otherwise empty spot, creating extra functional shelves without getting in the way.
Whether you live in an apartment or a large house, these DIY corner shelves designs can help make the most of the available space.
1. Faux Tree Bookshelf
If you want the perfect bookshelf that will have your guests stopping and staring at it you should consider making your own one-of-a-kind corner tree bookshelf.
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2. Alternating Corner Wood Shelf
Get out your woodworking tools — you’ll need them to build this beautiful corner shelf.
It consists of wedge-shaped shelves and square side panels.
The alternating side panels allow your wall covering to peek through, creating a light, airy feeling to this otherwise substantial unit.
3. Corner Shelf With Spoon Hooks
Is your front entryway too small for a coat closet?
Make use of an unused corner with this clever corner coat rack.
The L-shaped design creates plenty of space to hang scarves, jackets, and bags.
Add a small top shelf to store your keys or display decorative items.
4. Mix Up Triangle Directions
Shelves become modern art in this fascinating design, which uses triangular wood panels in varying sizes.
The floating hardware creates a clean, contemporary look. The trick?
Orient the shelves to highlight their differences; this turns the arrangement into an art installation as well as a useful storage space.
5. X Marks The Corner
Here’s another DIY shelf project that doubles as a decoration.
This design is all about the X-shaped braces, which extend above and below the shelves to create a big statement.
Leave the wood unfinished to soften the effect of the striking shape, or paint it to match or complement your walls.
6. Clever Corner Hanging Space
Need more closet space? A corner becomes a small closet when you install a corner shelf with a hanging rail.
This industrial-style project features natural wood and metal pipes; we love how the pipe fittings bring a cool, loft-inspired vibe to your room.
Use the shelf to store accessories or shoes, and rely on the sturdy bar to keep your hanging garments in order.
7. Standing Corner Crate Shelf
When you need extra storage on a budget, this DIY corner shelf is a great solution.
You can make it with wood scraps or pick up the wood planks without breaking the bank.
Wedge-shaped supports provide an impressive amount of stability and strength.
Tuck this little shelf in a bathroom, hallway, or bedroom for an easy-access storage spot.
8. Corner Wine Storage
Celebrate your love of wine by turning a corner of your home into a dedicated wine-storage space.
Stacked triangular shelves create a handy spot for a collection of bottles.
For extra convenience, turn the bottom of one shelf into a hanging rack for stemware.
If you’re not a woodworker, you can also purchase these shelves.
9. Reclaimed Pallet Corner Shelves
Turn an old wooden pallet into a beautiful shelving unit with a few nails and screws.
The offset plank layout creates a sense of movement that’s echoed in the alternating shelves; the result is charming and unique.
Leave the wood in its distressed form for a rustic look, or add a coat of paint for a cottage-style design.
10. Mount Floating Shelves In Corners
These stunning shelves are beautiful and practical — they’re designed to look like hollow wooden boxes, providing plenty of room to show off the gorgeous distressed finish.
The empty interior and open bottom also allow easy mounting, so the shelves appear to float in the corner.
11. Stylish Rounded Edges
Transform a small corner into a focal point of your home by mounting three wedge-shaped shelves.
Here, each shelf is a different size; the rounded front edges tie the set together.
Use your adorable shelves to store towels in a bathroom or showcase your favorite treasures and potted plants in other rooms.
12. Diamond Shaped Hanging Corner Shelf
If you live in a contemporary or mid-century modern home, a geometric wooden shelf can make a striking design statement.
The secret is to choose an unexpected or asymmetric shape that pops against the wall.
Make sure to mount your shelf low enough to show off the unique design.
13. Wood Slice Rustic Corner Shelf
Give your home a rustic, natural feeling by turning a wood slice into a shelf.
The bark and natural coloring bring texture to the wall, and the visible wood grain adds a pop of pattern.
To prevent splinters, simply sand down the top and outside edges.
14. Utilize Extra Space For Corner Storage
Kitchen storage can be a challenge when you live in a small cottage.
This adorable shelving unit is the perfect solution — the stacked shelves offer room for decorative dishes and functional pieces, and the scrollwork brackets add a vintage flair.
This is also a great alternative to a china cabinet.
15. Modern Industrial Corner Base
Head to the hardware store to pick up the components for these fun floating shelves.
By adding pipe fittings and metal pipe supports, you can transform a simple triangular shelf into a work of art.
Leave the wood bare or stain it to match your furniture.
16. Book Tree Corner Shelf
This stunning tree shelf looks beautiful with or without books.
The branches wrap around the corner of the room for creative use of space, and the flat and angled shelves offer space for your favorite novels.
We love how the live bark enhances the tree design and the colorful books resemble changing leaves.
17. Corner Shaped Hanging Shelf Unit
Don’t want to drill many holes in your wall?
All you need for this DIY corner shelf is a hook. Each shelf is suspended on sturdy cables, and a top loop slips over the hook for instant installation.
It’s best to use this unit with light items — pictures, small pots, and miniature plants are the perfect options.
18. Add A Cute Plant Swing
This adorable corner shelf features a one-of-a-kind design accent — swings that suspend from the bottom edge.
The box-style design creates room for books, photos, and more. In a child’s bedroom, you can even position favorite dolls or vintage toys on the swings.
19. Overlap Corners For Hanging Corner Shelves
Double the storage in a bedroom or playroom with this clever set of hanging shelves.
It features rope supports to reduce weight and bear weight. Instead of mounting each shelf, you can fasten the ropes to strips along the top of the walls.
These shelves are exceptionally strong, so you can load them up with toys, books, and other supplies.
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20. Build A Clever Zig Zag
If you’re interested in woodworking, these zig-zag shelves are a chance to practice your joints.
Each panel flows smoothly into the shelves, creating a gorgeous piece that adds depth and dimension to a plain wall.