If you’re looking to add some shelf space to your boy’s bedroom, the costs can pile up while looking at the traditional ideas. A great and often cheaper way to spruce up the room is with DIY shelves. This will add creativity and likely lower the cost of the project.
Whether you want to add colorful storage solutions or more practical shelves, there are plenty of DIY ideas to spruce up an all-important bedroom or play room. Here are some shelving ideas for boy’s rooms that are simple and you can change them up a bit to suit your own preferences.
These ideas are easy and inexpensive tricks and tweaks that have some serious style impact. There are some great space-saving ideas as well as ways to get the most space out of a small bedroom. Here are 20 cool ideas.
Tire Display Shelf
Find an old, light tire and attach shelving inside. Simply paint some old boards you have on hand, or buy some new slabs of wood from the hardware store and decorate them as you please. This is a great way to store all of those toy cars and trucks that are likely laying around. via etsy.
Industrial Pipe Wooden Shelves
If you need a lot of shelving space, turn an entire wall into shelves using industrial pipes and wood. It is easy to personalize this idea with different heights and colors of shelves, depending on what you need to display. It is great for displaying several small items as well as that tall item that you can’t find anywhere to put. via beneathmyheart.
Homemade Letter Bookshelves
These bookshelves are an easy way to add a personal touch to your boy’s room. Create his initials or name with wood and display his favorite things inside of the letters. via homestoriesatoz.
DIY Skateboard Shelves
This is a perfect way to use old skateboards without throwing them away. Just attach them to your boy’s wall to create a deep set of shelves that can display some of his larger items. The skateboards can easily be hung on the wall if you attach supportive mounds that you can then place the skateboards on top of. via thecraftedsparrow.
Tire Book Shelves
If you have a heavier tire, cut it into four even pieces and use them as corner storage. This heavy-duty solution can hold a bit more weight than some of the others, so it is very useful for heavy items.
Cool Honeycomb Hexagon Shelving
These geometric shelves are useful for displaying books and other keepsakes in your boy’s room. These can be personalized by adding more hexagons, creating more shelving space. via todayscreativelife.
Easy DIY Cloud Shelf
Just grab some paint and a board to create this fun and decorative shelving. This is a very simple way to add some cool decor to your boy’s room while also saving some money. You can also make this shelf as big or as small as you need. via papelisimo.
Basket Displays with Sports Stuff in it
These baskets are light and easily hung, but they are deep so they can store a lot. This is a creative way to add cubby space into your boy’s room without the traditional cubby shelves.
DIY Star Wars Shelf
Is your boy a Star Wars fan? Here is a fun and creative way to bring his passion into his room while also adding some useful storage space. All you need is some wood and some paint to help add to a Star Wars themed room. via hertoolbelt.
DIY Wood Honeycomb Shelves
This is a fun way to take up a lot of space on a wall with artistic shelving. You can create as many or as few shelves as you need in this honeycomb idea. via jennaburger.
DIY Branch Swing Shelves
If you just need some light shelving for small toys or stuffed animals, these brand swing shelves are a fun and creative way to bring life to your boy’s room. You can even find some branches from your yard or from a hike out with your family to make it even more personal. via gardentherapy.
Rustic Crate Shelving Unit
Here is another deep shelving idea that will add a rustic touch to your boy’s room. Find some old crates to repurpose to create some truly authentic shelving space. via lovelyshelter.
DIY Rope Shelf
Here is a creative way to make an entire bookshelf if you wish. You can use as much or as little materials as you need to give your boy some significant storage with these shelves. Because these build up rather than out, they are perfect if you are trying to maximize the space in a small room. via oakfurnitureandsofa.
DIY Bookshelf Tree
Use wood to make a reading tree that you can paint to match your boy’s current decor. This adds a creative touch to a traditional bookshelf and is easy to put together. Additionally, these shelves can be attached to a base and set on the floor for some extra support. via lowes.
Repurposed Tire Toy Shelves
If you find an old tire, you can completely repurpose it by painting it to match the room or the display items. You can use a large and thin bike tire if you want to display small items or a thicker car tire for items that have some depth to them. via spaceshipsandlaserbeams.
DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves
You can also use industrial pipes and wood to create just a small amount of shelf space. This is perfect to put above a desk to hold textbooks and reading materials. These are also great to build up rather than out, so can fit into a small room. via mypassionfordecor.
DIY Pallet Bookshelf
Have you had something large delivered lately and need something fun to do with the pallet? This is a great chance to make personalized shelves with just a bit of paint and creativity. You can easily match these to any existing decor and they are great for holding books. via meandmadeline.
DIY Pipe and Rope Shelf
This industrial look provides deep and sturdy shelving for some heavier items. Because the rope is easy to tie, you can make these shelves as long or as short as you may need. via seekinglavenderlane.
DIY Cloud Bookshelf Ledges
To add some security to art, nail some ledges onto your cloud bookshelves. While this takes some additional time, it may be worth it to you if you find that things are often falling off of the shelves or your boy is taking things off of the shelf that he doesn’t need. via howtonestforless.
Shelves Made from Old Motorbike Tyres for Boys Room
If a full tire is too much and a quarter of a tire is not quite enough, go for a half of a tire! With deep shelf space, your boy can store larger bike-related items onto this themed idea.