No longer purely utilitarian, the humble and hard-working shelf has really come into its own of late. From large and round to Scandi-inspired replete with handy hooks, these are some of our favourite decorative shelving options. Not only are they practical (ahem, who doesn’t need more storage?), but they’re statement-making too.
West Elm Deco Round metal shelf: While styled in a bathroom setting in the picture below, this shelf would work just about anywhere in the home. Functional yet stylish, we love its statement circular design. $179.
Adairs Kids Arden Wall Book Shelf (pack of two): Featuring a boxy design accented with on-trend rattan, these gender-neutral wall shelves are ideal for a child’s room or play area. $149.99
Willow & Wood Scandi peg shelf: Handcrafted on the Gold Coast from New Zealand pine and beech timber hooks, this slimline design features a display shelf above a series of handy hooks. It’s a great spot to store bags, coats or hats. $179.
Kmart Arch wall shelf: We saw these shelves in a budget bathroom makeover recently and we couldn’t get over how fabulous they look for the price. The ideal spot to create a personalised shelfie, they look great styled with objects and plants for a pop of green. $19.
West Elm Kaia entryway organiser: An ideal ‘mudroom’ for dwellings short on space, this clever design makes fabulous use of unused vertical space. Its wooden ledge is the perfect spot to house memos or mementos, and the hooks keep essentials within easy reach. $198.95.
Hyde Park Home natural Marley round rattan hanging shelf: One for bohemian spaces, we love this shelf’s strong 1970’s vibe. Made from rattan, it would look fabulous in a beachside abode too. $249.
IKEA Flisat wall storage: Made from solid wood, these simple shelves are ideal for storing children’s books and toys but they work well as spice storage in the kitchen also. $22.
Kristina Dam Studio large grid wall shelf: Made from white or black powder coated steel, this shelf’s clean and classic grid design makes for an elegant way to store anything from shoes to books and kitchenware. $539.
Husky Workshop Japanese style classic floating shelf: Made to order in Melbourne, this Japanese inspired design is crafted from locally sourced Tasmanian oak and finished in high quality Danish oil. Custom sizes are available on request. From $49.95.