25 Home Office Shelving Ideas For Smarter Organization

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Home offices are slowly going up to the top and soon will be the most important spaces in our homes. While designing and decorating one, the first issue you need to solve is storage as home office often require much storage space. Space-savvy and smart designs are the best idea even if your home office is large – who doesn’t want a bit more space for an elegant couch or some pet furniture to keep your cat or dog around?

Smart shelving in the modern home office is an absolute must, irrespective of its size and the task that it is used for. Open, extensive shelves give the home office an organized, elegant and even sophisticated vibe without sacrificing on ‘visual space’. They also double as lovely displays when you do not really need to stack up tons of books, files or other accessories. We’ve prepared some ideas you may like, get inspired!

Wall-Mounted And Built-In Shelves

The easiest and undoubtedly most impressive way to add storage and display space to your home office is wall-mounted shelves. Convert an entire wall in the room into a series of shelves. If your home office has a double-height ceiling, even better! Now you can use a ladder to access the shelves at the top and this idea is absolutely ideal for homeowners who are also booklovers!

wall-mounted open shelving for storage and displaying is a stylish and cool idea to try

wall-mounted open shelving for storage and displaying is a stylish and cool idea to try

white shelves over the desk are a great idea to store many things and they won't take any floor space

white shelves over the desk are a great idea to store many things and they won't take any floor space

thick open shelves with lights over the desk highlight the style and shade of the desk and look cool

thick open shelves with lights over the desk highlight the style and shade of the desk and look cool

wall-mounted open shelves  an L-shaped shared desk will maximize functionality and let you work comfortably

wall-mounted open shelves an L-shaped shared desk will maximize functionality and let you work comfortably

a feminine home office with touches of blush and wall-mounted shelving unit that is delicate and airy

a feminine home office with touches of blush and wall-mounted shelving unit that is delicate and airy

a small home office nook with built-in open shelves that provide storage and fit the space perfectly

a small home office nook with built-in open shelves that provide storage and fit the space perfectly

a wall-mounted shelving unit with lots of shelves and boxes for storage  a built-in desk

a wall-mounted shelving unit with lots of shelves and boxes for storage a built-in desk

a whole wall taken by shelves and wire baskets below for smaller stuff is a cool and contemporary idea

a whole wall taken by shelves and wire baskets below for smaller stuff is a cool and contemporary idea

a whole wall taken with open storage units in navy will give you lots of storage space and display space

a whole wall taken with open storage units in navy will give you lots of storage space and display space

built-in blue shelves  closed storage units won't take much space and will give you much storage

built-in blue shelves closed storage units won't take much space and will give you much storage

built-in metal and wooden shelves and cabinets are a great idea to save some space

built-in metal and wooden shelves and cabinets are a great idea to save some space

built-in shelves and a built-in desk for a shared minimalist home office, which won't take much space

built-in shelves and a built-in desk for a shared minimalist home office, which won't take much space

built-in wall shelves and a built-in desk is a perfect idea for a small home office in taupe shades

built-in wall shelves and a built-in desk is a perfect idea for a small home office in taupe shades

mismatching box wall-mounted shelving units double as decoration in a home office

mismatching box wall-mounted shelving units double as decoration in a home office

open shelves that match the desk tabletop look chic and create a cohesive look in your home office

open shelves that match the desk tabletop look chic and create a cohesive look in your home office

sculptural shelves over the desk is a comfy idea that always works, they can hold a lot

sculptural shelves over the desk is a comfy idea that always works, they can hold a lot

some simple open shelving over the desk is a cool idea to store your things and display some decor, too

some simple open shelving over the desk is a cool idea to store your things and display some decor, too

thick open IKEA LACK shelving will hold lots of things and a matching floating desk is a cool idea for a contemporary office

thick open IKEA LACK shelving will hold lots of things and a matching floating desk is a cool idea for a contemporary office

shelves on both sides of the window, they match the desk and a closed storage unit under the window

shelves on both sides of the window, they match the desk and a closed storage unit under the window

Freestanding Shelving Units

A freestanding shelf unit that adds color, contrast or pizzazz to the home office! This one is all too easy to implement and it is only the color scheme, style and the overall dimensions of the room that determine your choice here. Shelves in metal and wood are currently a hot trend and they add both rustic and industrial overtones to the home office with ease.

a laconic storage unit of blackened metal is a cool and trendy idea to store a lot of things

a laconic storage unit of blackened metal is a cool and trendy idea to store a lot of things

a slate blue shelf and storage unit is a great idea to add a touch of subtle color and give you storage space

a slate blue shelf and storage unit is a great idea to add a touch of subtle color and give you storage space

a white open storage free-standing unit is a timeless idea to store everything you want

a white open storage free-standing unit is a timeless idea to store everything you want

metal and wood free-standing shelving units that match the desk create a chic industrial feel in the home office

metal and wood free-standing shelving units that match the desk create a chic industrial feel in the home office

a free-standing white shelving unit is a timeless idea for a home office, add some closed space to declutter the office

a free-standing white shelving unit is a timeless idea for a home office, add some closed space to declutter the office

two free-standing shelving units of metal and wood on both sides of the desk are a trendy idea

two free-standing shelving units of metal and wood on both sides of the desk are a trendy idea