10 of the most stylish wall shelf options for a nursery or child’s room on any budget

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There’s no denying a wall shelf is a must in a nursery or child’s room — a perfect way to display treasured toys, rest artwork or keep other precious items out of reach from those tiny hands!

Because there’s no such thing as too much nursery inspo, here is our round up of the most stylish wall shelf options on any budget!

IKEA picture rail

We just love these versatile IKEA picture rails — they are super affordable, stylish and flexible.

Available in black or white, in short or long lengths, there’s no limit to the ways you could style them!

Shop the Moslanda picture rail from $7.99

IKEA shelf
Image via Tess Donohue

Kmart ply shelf

Trust Kmart to have on-trend and budget-friendly products, and this ply shelf is just one of the many shelf options available.

Clever mama of 5, Tamra Ellis, personalised the shelf with a timber and pom-pom garland. Love it!

Shop the plywood round shelf $19

Kmart shelf
Image via Tamra Ellis

IKEA Ekby shelf

If you’re looking for an affordable shelf that has good depth to it (so you can layer items in front of each other), look no further than the Ekby shelf.

Combining timber brackets with white shelves, they look modern while adding warmth. You can also hang a coat hanger or light decor from the brackets.

Shop the Ekby shelf $24.99

IKEA shelf
Image via Jessica Kate Ryan

Mocka shadow boxes

Make a bit of a statement with the Mocka shadow boxes! These shelves are so whimsy and fun.

Sold as a set of 3 (in different heights) with your choice of black or white painted interior, in either the house design or rectangle design.

Shop the Mocka shadow boxes $39.95

House shadow box
Image via Mocka Australia

Pollie shelf by Ollie Ella

Using a simple timber and dowel design, this shelf surpasses trends and will last the distance.

You can mount the shelf either way, using the dowel as a rail to hang items (as pictured below) or the opposite way around and use the rail to hold books and other items stacked neatly behind. It can also serve as a table top paper holder, perfect for play rooms.

Shop the Pollie shelf $45

Pollie Shelf
Image via Ollie Ella

Wood Rabbit cloud shelf

Many of the shelves in this round up could be used in other rooms of the home but not this cloud shelf, which is just so sweet!

Available in white, black, grey, blush pink and mint, you’ll be able to find one to suit your colour palette.

Shop the cloud shelf from $59.95

Cloud shelf
Image via Growing Footprints

Leather strap shelf by Interior Motives

These locally made shelves are made from beautiful matte white or solid Tasmanian oak with black or natural leather straps. You also have the choice of rounded or straight edge leather, and black, silver or gold screw caps.

Customise the shelf to suit your space and know that you’re supporting a small business, purchasing a product that’s handmade with care.

Shop the leather strap shelf from $100

Black leather strap stylish wall shelf
Image via Interior Motives

Alps shelf by Willow & Wood

This snow-capped mountain shelf is another adorable choice. Bring a hint of wilderness to your child’s room.

With the depth of a picture rail, it is ideal for resting artwork or holding smaller decor (but not larger items due to the limited depth).

Shop the Alps shelf $119

Alps shelf
Image via Willow & Wood

String Pocket shelf

A personal fave of ours is the String Pocket (the mini sized String System), which is perfect for storing all your small treasures.

The modular design means you can easily move shelves up or down, or attach additional shelving to create a larger shelf unit.

Shop the String Pocket shelf from $275

String pocket shelf
Image via @bllhome

Rafa-Kids natural and white shelf

Topping off the list, is this drool-worthy designer shelf with curved wood details.

This shelf is a decor piece in its own right, but just imagine how beautiful it would look with your child’s favourite treasures. It also has a metal back and three metal hangers, so it’s easy to hang a backpack, jacket or other accessories.

Shop the Rafa-Kids shelf $499

Rafa shelf
Image via Growing Footprints

Have you spotted a shelf that you think should be on the list? Tell us in the comments below!

And if you’re not shy to DIY, you might like to check out our DIY bear shelf tutorial here.

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