Affordable (& Unique) Shelving Ideas That’ll Give You Storage While Keeping You On Budget
Storage isn't always the most glamorous part of decorating your home — but it can be. Just because something has to be high functioning doesn't mean it has to lack in style, and some of your favorite home goods retailers are making a case for that more and more. Not only that, but they're also giving you options that suit even the strictest budget, so if you've been looking for affordable shelving ideas, your search ends here: With a little creativity and just $100 bucks or less, you'll be able to display your books, trinkets, and other odds and ends in a totally fashionable way.
If you've only thought of your shelves as utilitarian objects, it's a good time to revisit your own. For example, open shelves in a kitchen are not only chic, but they're also seriously handy. And even if you've got more books than you know what to do with, there's a way to make the cluttered vibe work when you've got the right pieces to display them. (Pro tip: one of IKEA's faves can mix into any decor style and make your collection shine.) Besides that, you can go with a DIY approach by mounting storage cubes or even crates to the wall, try floating shelves if you're short on square footage, or even utilize some clever door-hanging shelves to stash extra bathroom products and supplies. There are some really great options to take advantage of right now at your favorite stores.
All that said, if storage has been one of your biggest design challenges, there's no longer a need to stress — and ditto for your budget. Ahead, find 10 completely unique and stylish shelving ideas that are all under $100. Problem solved.
This gold and glass, honeycomb-shaped shelving unit is so pretty, it doubles as wall art.
Minimalists will love how seamlessly this wall mounted shelf blends in — making your collection the focal point.
If you're not quite crafty enough to create your own crate storage unit, this one makes a pretty good alternative.
Good with your hands? You might love this industrial option from Etsy, which comes with wood panels and pipes for a DIY approach.
This reclaimed wood floating shelf from West Elm is both rustic and chic (not to mention sustainable).
For extra bathroom storage, this over-the-door shelf if a no-brainer.
This mod unit is perfect for mixing books, plants, and whatever else you've got to display all in one.
Small objects will look so stylish in this wall-mounted shelf from Target.
This hanging shelf (yep, hanging) makes the most unique nightstand idea.