Shelves are a functional decor item in any room, they add character and provide a useful storage area. Why not add a shelf to one of your rooms this weekend with these easy DIY shelf ideas?

rope tie shelf

Use two hooks screwed into the wall to suspend a plank with some rope and create a rustic looking hanging shelf.

rope tie link shelf

Suspend multiple shelves by either using rope loops or some building wire to attached the lower levels. Multiple hanging shelves are perfect as a book shelf in a study or lounge.

copper and wood shelf

Use copper pipe fittings along with some wooden dowels to create a wall mountable shelf or a free standing shelf rack.

wood and hooks shelf

With some timber and moulded sections from your hardware store, you could create a robe hanger for a bedroom, coat hanger for an entrance or a towel hanger for a bathroom. The shelf on top could be used for keys and cellphones in your bedroom or entrance or to keep toilet rolls, air freshener or soap in the bathroom.

galvanised pipe shelf

Use some galvanised pipe fittings to create an industrial themed shelve for a bathroom or kitchen. Add a horizontal section underneath as a towel rail.

concrete block and wood s

Stacked concrete blocks and some wood planks make an elegant free standing shelf unit which can be used as a book shelf, radio stand or tv unit.