Mount Your Shelves
A storage solution that works for both big and small spaces
You’ve got stuff. We all do, right? And while there's no need to hang onto unnecessary clutter, what about the stuff we actually want to show off? You don't have to have a big wall of built-ins, but some well-stocked shelves speaks volumes about a man. A few stacks of books and a unique item you've brought back from a trip serve as a reminder—both to yourself and anyone who visits—that you're well-read, worldly and interesting. And when it comes to stylish shelving, wall-mounted is a smart decision.
Why? Well, for starters, it adds a nice shot of architecture to a room. Many come imbued with mid-century vibes that are as versatile as they are stylish. Plus, it frees up floor space, creating the illusion that a room is bigger and ceilings are taller. As for which set of shelves is best for you, that all depends on where you're in need of storage. They can work as a display case, a media center or simply functional storage in a kitchen or bathroom. Depending on where you place them on the wall, they can double as nightstands or even a floating entry table. Herewith, some of our current favorites.
The BestWall-Mounted Shelving
Sustainable wood floating shelves,
from $80 by West Elm
Vintage Poul Cadovius teak wall unit,
$2,345 at 1stDibs
$136 by AllModern
$295 at Jayson Home
Modular triple shelf,CB2$3,065 by
Index wall shelf (set of four),
$1,300 by Burrow
String wall shelving,
$685 / $582.25 at Design Within Reach
Swedish utility rack,
$249 by Schoolhouse
$305 by Leonard Aldenhoff for Woud
With Great Style,Comes Great Responsibility
If you’ve got shelves, you’ll need to dust them. Besides the allergic reaction, dust on surfaces can make furniture and items look dingy and dirty. Wood cleaner experts recommend dusting your surfaces at least once a month but ideally every other week.