30 Stylish Shelves For Every Kitchen and Living Room

The dark backsplash, backlighting and copper pots make this the most glam kitchen I've ever seen.

The dark backsplash, backlighting and copper pots make this the most glam kitchen I've ever seen.

Shelves are the unsung heroes of home design.  Any polished home will have items artfully arranged around shelves.  There's something to be said of the psychological effect it has for one's need to not look at clutter.  (Neat freaks certainly know what I'm talking about).  Either way, I hope you appreciate the beautiful design that these kitchen, bath, bookshelves, and storage spaces have on a home.

Try an ombre effect with the wood shelves and pair with brass brackets.

Try an ombre effect with the wood shelves and pair with brass brackets.

The low ledge adds a modern edge to this organic modern bathroom.

The low ledge adds a modern edge to this organic modern bathroom.

This custom office shelving and desk is a masterpiece of its own.

This custom office shelving and desk is a masterpiece of its own.

The hanging shelves in the kitchen create a quintessential midcentury modern theme.

The hanging shelves in the kitchen create a quintessential midcentury modern theme.

This cubist shelf gives the home a stylish focal point.

This cubist shelf gives the home a stylish focal point.

This white farmhouse kitchen mixes traditional design with modern open shelving.

This white farmhouse kitchen mixes traditional design with modern open shelving.

This hexagonal shelf in the entryway is the perfect spot for keeping keys and glasses off countertops.

This hexagonal shelf in the entryway is the perfect spot for keeping keys and glasses off countertops.

This Hawaiian kitchen creates a lovely geometric imprint of glass open shelves to give it the perfect midcentury modern look.

This Hawaiian kitchen creates a lovely geometric imprint of glass open shelves to give it the perfect midcentury modern look.

This marble and leather cord shelf gives the home a modern boho environment.

This marble and leather cord shelf gives the home a modern boho environment.

These midcentury modern shelves from the West Elm give any small spaces like a wetbar a big design boost.

These midcentury modern shelves from the West Elm give any small spaces like a wetbar a big design boost.

This modular cube shelf is a DIY'ers dream.  It's easy to cut and glue together with wood glue.

This modular cube shelf is a DIY'ers dream.  It's easy to cut and glue together with wood glue.

West Elm's rolling cubed storage shelf is the perfect home for small knick knacks that should be on display.

West Elm's rolling cubed storage shelf is the perfect home for small knick knacks that should be on display.

Staggered shelves like this study provide a sophisticated look to any study, library, or coffee shop.

Staggered shelves like this study provide a sophisticated look to any study, library, or coffee shop.

This teardrop shelf is perfect for a chic nursery, kids, or young adult room.

This teardrop shelf is perfect for a chic nursery, kids, or young adult room.

These geometric shelves create a free-spirited space for the open minded.

These geometric shelves create a free-spirited space for the open minded.

For those who aren't ready to dial it all the way up for open shelves, these sliding covers provide a great compromise.

For those who aren't ready to dial it all the way up for open shelves, these sliding covers provide a great compromise.

I love a beautiful white marble kitchen with open shelves.  They make it so easy for all of your dinnerware to look beautiful.

I love a beautiful white marble kitchen with open shelves.  They make it so easy for all of your dinnerware to look beautiful.

This wire shelving space from West Elm is perfect for an industrial modern bath or living room.

This wire shelving space from West Elm is perfect for an industrial modern bath or living room.

This industrial shelving system looks right at home in this Tribeca loft with exposed brick.

This industrial shelving system looks right at home in this Tribeca loft with exposed brick.

I love shelves that are not only beautiful but also functional.  This wooden shelf in the shower creates a lovely bench that isn't intrusive.

I love shelves that are not only beautiful but also functional.  This wooden shelf in the shower creates a lovely bench that isn't intrusive.

These hexagonal shelves are too cute and a great accessory for an organic modern home.

These hexagonal shelves are too cute and a great accessory for an organic modern home.

This rolling bookshelf with weathered rustic wood shelves looks great in a minimalist room.

This rolling bookshelf with weathered rustic wood shelves looks great in a minimalist room.

This custom design not only looks great, but provides varied space that can fit any treasured piece.

This custom design not only looks great, but provides varied space that can fit any treasured piece.

Any chic living room should have a staggered bookshelf. 

Any chic living room should have a staggered bookshelf. 

The shelves in this office are both minimalist and warm at the same time. 

The shelves in this office are both minimalist and warm at the same time. 

Cubed kitchen shelves maximize space for dinnerware.

Cubed kitchen shelves maximize space for dinnerware.

The lighting and shelves create a polished boutique feel for this office.

The lighting and shelves create a polished boutique feel for this office.

While not technically a shelf or ledge, library catalogues are a stylish storage option, especially if your papers and knick knacks aren't quite display worthy.  Best of all, you can still place a vase, framed photographs and other momentos on the top.

While not technically a shelf or ledge, library catalogues are a stylish storage option, especially if your papers and knick knacks aren't quite display worthy.  Best of all, you can still place a vase, framed photographs and other momentos on the top.

White subway tiles provide a stylish backdrop for an open kitchen with traditional brackets.

White subway tiles provide a stylish backdrop for an open kitchen with traditional brackets.

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