Guest Picks: Up the Wall

Limited floor area can drive you up the wall. Fortunately, there are so many terrific options these days for bookshelves and wall storage that move far beyond your normal styles. These products are only the tip of the iceberg in regards to pieces that are large on both form and function. — Heather and Vanessa from In the Picket Fence

Pottery Barn

Markson Rolling Modular Storage – $59

Reminiscent of a rolling door, this space-saving attractiveness has tons of potential for virtually any room in the house. Use it in the cabinet, the kitchen, a playroom or even the dining room.

The Land of Nod

Down to the Wire Wall Bin – $39

Who does not want more storage options in their kids’ rooms? If my kids had these darling hanging baskets, I would actually have the ability to re install their floors more frequently.

Ballard Designs

Renee Shelf – $139

These dangling shelves possess such a wonderful classic feel. The crisscross pattern on the sides adds so much charm and character.

Home Decorators Collection

Harmon Wall Shelf with Hooks – $39

Discuss chippy charm! This darling wall shelf not just has hooks for hanging items, but cubby boxes that are ideal for dropping off the mail, keys along with the random range of things that end up on your kids’ pockets.

Cost Plus World Market

Chalkboard With Wire Basket – $79.99

Fantastic for that quick reminder or material, this chalkboard and basket mix would add charm and function to any wall.


Industrial Plumbing Pipe Shelf by Vintage Pipe Dreams – $189

I believe that definitely qualifies as classic industrial. The pipes are softened by the beautiful walnut timber, and these are a conversation starter in almost any home.

Lillian Vernon

Skateboard Holder – $49.99

No more tripping from the garage those skateboards! This storage alternative even has places to set their safety gear. Now I just have to determine how to persuade them to actually put it all away.

Smart Furniture

Conceal Floating Bookshelf – $13.50

These “invisible” floating shelves turn your books into works of art on the wall. I believe even Jane Austen would approve of her tomes being displayed like this.

Pottery Barn Kids

Birdcage Magazine Rack – $39

I just enjoy it when form meets function. These birdcage-style magazine racks do double purpose by turning a decorative element into something that’s also perfectly helpful.


Bird Nest Coat Rack – $60

This would put a grin in my face each day if it were hanging in my house. The sweet birds and nests add a wonderful element of whimsy, and the fact that you can decorate the nests seasonally is definitely a bonus.


Ekby Alex/Ekby Valter Shelf With Drawer – $54.99

With floor space frequently becoming a hot commodity, a collection of shelves with drawers moving up the wall are a great method of supplying much-needed storage for those things you may not want on display.

Rosenberry Rooms

Tide Pool Side Shelf – $200

The sweet simplicity of this shelf makes it ideal for any kid’s room. Use it as a bedside stand or a place to pile towels in the restroom. The possibilities are infinite.

Z Gallerie

Bolo Wall Hook, Black – $39.95

Hang your hat on a hat? Why not? Go daring and hang three of these Bolos in a row.

Restoration Hardware

Zinc Wall Shelf Profile – $295

Sleek and complex is the name of this game with this beautiful zinc shelf. It thankfully takes a back seat so as to let your decor glow.

Touch of Class

Seagrass 3 Tier Wall Basket – $49.99

I absolutely adore this three-tier seagrass basket! The organic tones work with styles, and I could see it being used for magazines, linens or, as you see, bathroom storage.

Grandiflora Home

Metal Wall Basket – $33.95

I recently used metal wall baskets similar to these for keeping my son’s Lego directions. It only goes to show how something so simple could be a smart way to make the most of space and get rid of clutter.

Grandiflora Home

Wood Memo Board with 4 Clothes Pins – $39.95

This is such an adorable way to display those mementos in style! Along with the classic clothespins only improve the farmhouse feel.


L Walnut Shelf – $59.95

For those who have a more modern sensibility, this L-shaped shelf becomes its own work of art. Put several together to genuinely make a statement in your home.


Primitive Wooden Wall Shelf with Mason Jar by Midwestern Treasures – $30

This bit offers shelf space and hooks for hanging items, but the accession of the Mason jar gives it the ideal dose of appeal!

Rosenberry Rooms

Tree Bookcase – $850

I’d have adored this in my room as a kid! Tree branches provide the storage, and the entire design is a whimsical way of conserving space in a child’s room.

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