Our 5 Favorite Kitchen Shelves from West Elm

updated May 1, 2019
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When you think of West Elm, it’s easy to focus on sofas, dining tables, chairs, and decorative pieces. You probably don’t think of West Elm as a place that can help you get your kitchen organized the way IKEA or the Container Store can, right? Well, you should. West Elm has lots of smart, good-looking storage solutions (think: baskets, coffee tables with hidden compartments, shelves, and more). For now, we’re focusing on shelving — because there are five pieces in particular we’re dying to see in a kitchen. Our kitchen, ideally. But yours is also a good option!

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  1. Reclaimed Wood Shelving + Brackets, from $98: Hang this over your kitchen sink window, over your coffee maker, or anywhere else you have room. The reclaimed wood comes in three- or four-foot lengths and you can pick from super-stylish brass or black brackets.
  2. L-Beam Wall Shelf, $249: If you’re not willing to get rid of all your upper cabinets, perhaps this little guy could replace just one. It’s 32 inches wide and has three shelves, which means it’s narrow and still has plenty of storage space.
  3. Mid-Century Wall Shelving + Cabinet Set, $349: If you have an entire section of wall to devote to this shelf, we say do it. With a cubby and two shelves, this would be an ideal coffee station or even a (stationary) bar cart.
  4. Pipe Bookcase – Narrow, $499: Tuck this into the corner of your kitchen and use it as a makeshift pantry for ingredients, snacks, and even some small appliances. If there’s an outlet nearby, that’s even better.
  5. Wire Mesh Storage – Hanging Double Shelf, $99: Shown on the site in a bathroom, we think this shelf would look great in a kitchen with an industrial design. You can even hang tea towels or hooks and utensils from the bars on the sides.