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8 of the Best Cheap Shelves to Buy From IKEA

These cheap shelves from IKEA look great and provide ample storage to showcase your favorite decor pieces!

IKEA is the place to shop for cheap shelves. 🙌
Who said cheap shelves can’t be chic? Every home has shelves that feature their favorite items – whether it’s books, memorable knick-knacks, family photos, and so much more. Hang around for a bit and check out these affordable and stylish IKEA wall shelves that can not only hold your memories but all your favorite possessions, too!

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Here are our top picks for highly-rated, cheap shelves from IKEA:

1. Get creative with this SVENSHULT Wall shelf with storage.

Svenshult Wall Shelf – $37.99

This unique shelf will add a pop of color to your walls while providing storage. We love the artistic and modern design. This shelf can double as artwork and allows you to showcase your creative side.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Can be mounted in a variety of different ways
Ample space to store belongings
Ability to charge electronics on it as cords fit through the net portion
Can be spray painted to match other decor
Substantial max weights

Maximum load – 35 pounds
Maximum load/shelf – 15 pounds
Maximum load/compartment – 4 pounds

Cons that some reviews want you to consider:

Difficult to assemble on your own

“I installed this shelf on our garage wall near the power outlet so I can store my radio and electric lawn mower recharger. The mower recharger cord rests on the u-shaped shelf and is easily accessible. Plus, it keeps these essential tools off my workbench and close to the power source. Not to mention it looks cool – better than a boring set of shelves.

If I were to purchase a second unit, I would assemble it first and then install on the wall – I suggest this approach instead of instructions.”

– Dan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2. This versatile SKOGSTA Wall shelf can amplify your existing interior design.

SKOGSTA Wall Shelf – $49.99

Whether your home is full of rustic charm or all the modern industrial your heart desires, this shelf will fit seamlessly in any space. And while it will create a warm focal point on a wall, it also adds a modern touch with its clean lines.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Durable and natural shelf made of solid wood
Versatile – fits with many different home decors
Seamless design that uses concealed hardware when mounted to a wall
Pre-treated with hard wax oil
A maximum load capacity of 44 pounds
9″ deep so it can fit slightly, larger decor

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

According to IKEA customer service, traces of formaldehyde are found in this product as it is a naturally occurring substance, however, they do not add formaldehyde to the products – some reviewers don’t like this.
Had to drill their own holes to mount to the wall.

“I have had this shelf in our kitchen for 4 years holding up coffee, snacks, mugs, and other stuff over our coffee station. We screwed some hooks for the mugs into the underside (it’s mounted like a stylized r) and the oiled acacia behind them looks beautiful. Plus, it’s been very easy to wipe clean and I just occasionally re-oil to keep it looking beautiful.” 

– Allie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

3. You can hang this versatile LACK Wall shelf unit in a variety of ways.

LACK Wall Shelf Unit – $79.99

If you need something stylish, minimal and that offers ample storage space for your wall, this LACK wall unit is just what you need! Plus, I absolutely love that you can hang it either vertically or horizontally! It’s one of the best cheap shelves at IKEA!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Can be hung vertically or horizontally
Comes in 3 neutral colors – white, black/brown, and white stained oak
Great for tight spaces and small, unused walls
Holds 55 pounds horizontally or 6 pounds per shelf when hung vertically
Coordinates with other furniture in the LACK series

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

Mounting hardware is not included
Must secure to studs to support weight properly

“This unit is so perfect. Can hang it in 2 directions. We choose the vertical. It has great size shelves for displaying your memorabilia. Easy to put together and hang too. I wish I would’ve gotten it years ago!” 

– Allison ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. Use this EKBY ALEX Shelf with drawers as a shelf, vanity, or desk!

EKBY ALEX Shelf With Drawers – $59.99

Shelves can be way more than just a space to display your favorite books. In fact, this shelf can be your next office desk, vanity space, or a beautiful extension of furniture that hangs seamlessly on your wall.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Versatile – works as a shelf, desk, or vanity
Drawers can organize and hide things you don’t want to be seen
Comes with interior drawer stops
A maximum load capacity of 44 pounds

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

Drawers are small and narrow which will only hold small, flat items like pencils, scissors, etc.
Does not come with brackets or screws for mounting
Made of particleboard and fiberboard versus solid wood
The back is not painted white

“Sometimes you just need a minimal setup to keep your life organized. I bought this desk for my daughter to use as a vanity since she just has a small space available in her closet. So far she loves it and it’s so nice that this shelf created her own little space. We anchored it to the wall to keep it steady and added IKEA pegboards as an additional display surface and easy access to beauty products. Perfect combination!” 

– Morgan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5. This floating LACK wall shelf uses discreet mounting for a seamless look.

LACK Wall Shelf 74 3/4″ X 10 1/4″ – $39.99

Sleek and super minimal, this timeless staple piece from IKEA is the perfect place to display your favorite home decor and accessories. The hidden suspension brackets make this shelf seem like part of the wall. While the price tag labels these shelves as cheap, your guests will never know that this floating beauty is just under forty dollars!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Seamless design
Uses concealed hardware when mounted to a wall
Hidden suspension brackets are included
Comes in multiple colors – white, oak effect, and black-brown
Clean and minimal design
Easy to match to existing decor
Deep shelves allow for ample storage

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

Shelves tilt forward if not installed properly
Holds weight best if attached to studs
Some purchasers had to drill their own holes for proper installation
Screws for mounting are not included

“This was perfect as a mantle in my daughter’s apartment. Simple, clean lines, good for a contemporary design. I also purchased a white one some time ago for my tv wall. They are easy to hang and sturdy as long as they’re installed appropriately.”

– Gladys ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

6. This HEMNES shelf is an ideal place to store cosmetics, perfumes, and other toiletries.

HEMNES wall shelf – $89.99

Need a place to store perfumes, cosmetics, nail polish, or even towels? This pretty HEMNES shelf from IKEA is up for the job! Available in either white or gray, it fits in shallow places so it can come in handy no matter how large or small of a space you own.

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Great shelving unit for compact living
Open storage makes it easy to see and access your belongings
Can hang hand towels from its rack
Can hang from the wall or back of a door
From the trusted HEMNES line at IKEA

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

A little pricey for a shallow shelf
Requires care when attaching towel rack as screws can get stripped

“This is the perfect fit for the wall behind my bathroom door. The bathroom is small, so smart storage is essential. It’s great for all of the little items that needed a home. Wish I had found it sooner!.” 

– Jonna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. This FLISAT wall storage is a unique way to store your child’s books and one of our favorite cheap shelves from IKEA.

FLISAT Wall Storage– $19.99

If you’re looking to feature some of your favorite books, this shelf is the perfect way to display them. And if you have a baby on the way, it will definitely make for a great keepsake corner in their new nursery. Hurry while they’re still available!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Made of durable, solid wood
Timeless and clean style
Can be stained or painted to match any decor
Easily accessible for children to grab books if installed low enough
Can use with other products in the FLISAT series
Able to store small knick-knacks and books

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

Missing parts upon delivery
Quality control is poor and wood seems completely different in color and texture than previous orders
Wall screws are not included

“We bought 2 of these wall storage shelves for our kid’s rooms and it was easy to install, great quality, and very sturdy – the kids love them! Each shelf carries up to 16 regular children’s books and I appreciate the plain natural wood color which enabled us to paint them to match their rooms. The only thing I would recommend to IKEA for next time is to provide the screw for the walls because my husband had to go to Home Depot to buy this separately since this package does not provide the screws for the wall. Overall, our whole family is satisfied with my purchase!” 

– Diane ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. Hip2Save readers recommend this modern picture ledge from Mosslanda.

Mosslanda Picture Ledge 45 1/4″ – $17.99

A picture ledge is a chic and modern way to display your favorite photographs and smaller art pieces. The MOSSLANDA ledge was recommended by Hip2Save readers and they are using it for much more than photos! Readers have reported using this picture ledge to hold everything from shoes to books!

Here are some other reasons you’ll love it:

Versatile – can hold photos, books, and collectibles
Comes in several colors – pink, black, white, white pine effect, birch effect, walnut effect
Easy to install
Available in a smaller size
Sturdy feel
Fits minimalist styles

Cons that some reviewers want you to consider:

Does not come with brackets or screws for mounting
Made of fiberboard vs. solid wood

“I have an empty wall in my kitchen that definitely need “something” to add interest, but was too shallow for traditional shelves, so I bought three of the Mosslanda shelves and mounted them there with a mix of cookbooks, oil/vinegar, and other kitchen items. It looks great!”

– Casey, Hip2Save reader

“Even though it is considered a picture ledge I use them as a shelf for small items, decor and small baskets. I like they are under 5” in width so I can install them behind my doors making more use of wasted space. I was able to put in a faux “mud hall” wall behind my back door where there is almost zero space and use them behind a door in my nursery to hold books. If I need a flat surface I just install them upside down and they seem to work fine.”

– Jessica, Hip2Save reader

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