Wall shelves are some of the most versatile pieces around when it comes to home décor. Both functional and stylish, wall-mounted shelves provide a storage solution that doesn’t compromise floor space, and add texture and dimension to walls.
We’re sharing some of our favorite wall shelf décor ideas, from the pieces we love decorating with to the hottest trending design styles. Keep reading to see how to decorate a wall shelf in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, or beyond …
Must-Have Wall Shelf Décor
When decorating open wall shelves, there are a few pieces of décor that never go out of style. We’re sharing a few of the must-have products for decorating wall shelves, from storage solutions to decorative trinkets.
Boxes, Bins & Baskets
While wall shelves themselves offer plenty of storage space, they also provide the opportunity to incorporate decorative pieces such as storage baskets and bins. Use decorative bowls and trays, storage boxes, or decorative baskets to get organized while still expressing your style throughout your living room or bedroom.
Small Decorative Accents
Use an eclectic array of décor to create a uniquely dimensional wall installation. Clocks, photo frames, sculptures, bookends, and more are all perfect living room shelf decor.
Potted Plants & Flowers
Plants and flowers are perfect for adding color and vibrancy to any space. Use live houseplants (crawling plants are great for high shelves) to keep your green thumb in practice, or add artificial plants to get the greenery without any of the work.
Decorating Wall Shelves by Room
When decorating wall shelves, you always have to consider how they’ll be used. Whether you’re stocking bathroom shelves with toiletries or organizing your entryway with wall shelves, we’re here to help you make your space look great.
Entryway Wall Shelves
Create an organized command center in your entryway by adding a wall shelf unit with additional features such as hooks or cabinets. Use your favorite decorative accents to define your home’s style as soon as you enter.
Open shelving in the kitchen is perfect for expressing your style while keeping your space organized. Use chic floating shelves to display your cutest dishware, favorite cookbooks, and other kitchen shelf decor.
Bathroom Wall Shelves
A wall-mounted cabinet is a bathroom essential, and with an open shelving design you can store linens and toiletries alongside your favorite decorative items. Use storage baskets and decorative containers to stay organized, especially in small spaces.
More Wall Shelf Looks We Love
Want some additional decorating ideas? Here are some of our favorite wall shelf decorations and designs …
Use a modular shelving unit to create a 3-dimensional gallery wall with your favorite decorative accents. Pair different colors, materials, and design styles to create a custom eclectic look.
Floating cubby shelves are perfect for both storage and decoration, thanks to their well-defined sections and shadowbox-like design. Choose a unit with an additional open shelf to display even more of your treasures.
Show off your favorite decorative accents with an illuminated display shelf. We love this modern industrial wall unit with its deep round frame, cool silver finish, and LED-illuminated shelf.
If your shelves could use a style boost, turn to Hayneedle’s wide selection of decorative items for shelves and decorative storage solutions. From artificial plants to practical storage boxes, we’re here to help you find the perfect addition to your wall shelving unit.