Buy or DIY: Inspiring Unconventional Shelving

Here are 13 unconventional shelving ideas that marry the logical and creative, for the best of both worlds. Positive/Negative space corner shelves by Martina Carpelan. Unique geometric shelving found in Little Nuffield Cafe, featured on Design Sponge. Whether you’re handy or prefer to put your credit card to work, here are lots of great examples that you can make yourself, buy or just be inspired by to duplicate in your own space. I know I struggle with that question at times. Peg board style shelving lets you change things up and customize, spotted in the October issue of Inside Out magazine from Australia. Honeycomb DIY shelving, full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess. BOTTOM ROW

Cubic corner shelf unit, available at The Fundamental Shop (in German). Make it custom with a modular stacked shelving system by Muuto or try creating your own. Geometric 3D modular T-Shelf, available to buy at J1 Studio. Shelf on a rope. (Image credits: Whimsy Darling; Martina Carpelan; J1 Studio; The 807 on Etsy; YoY; Carnets Parisiens; Kodin; zaINTERIORAnet; A Beautiful Mess; Design Sponge; Fundamental Shop; Muuto ; Inside Out magazine) A whimsical wall of shelves made to look like blowing paper by YOY.

Updated: 03.12.2014 — 02:12