The 10 Best Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Put your empty walls to work with these space-saving floating shelves, cubbies and cabinets.

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January 17, 2023

Wall-mounted shelves, ledges and cabinets are our secret weapons for maximizing untapped storage potential in small spaces and minimizing chaos within bustling family homes. We consider floating storage a must for any cramped room in your house because, unlike traditional desks, dressers and cabinets, floating shelves leave valuable floor space open so that you can easily navigate the room. Better still, the best wall-mounted storage solutions work overtime as stylish statement pieces in your design.

Whether you need a catchall for your crew’s shoes by the front door, a space-saving alternative to your current dining cabinet or are ready to take your garage storage to the next level, we’ve got you covered. Below we share the best wall-mounted storage solutions for every room in your house, plus style tips to incorporate them into your space. Check out our top picks and shop our favorite finds in the links below.

$434 $170.38

Streamline your laundry room, garage or basement storage with this contemporary wall-mounted cabinet from Wayfair. The three-door cabinet features roomy shelved compartments, providing ample out-of-sight storage for everyday items like cleaning supplies, gardening gear or sports equipment. A metal rod runs the length of the cabinet below for hanging delicate clothes after the wash or keeping coats on standby at your backdoor. Grab the wall-mounted storage cabinet in black or white for a classic look, or snag the dove gray or natural wood finish for a fresh, of-the-moment appeal.

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$49.99 $39.99

Transform your home gym or workout corner from chaotic and chronically cluttered into a calm, orderly space you're motivated to visit. All you need is this wall-mounted yoga mat organizer. This top-rated Amazon find provides unparalleled storage for all your foam rollers, exercise mats, resistance bands and more. The compact, vertical holder features five shelves plus a set of three hooks at the bottom for hanging gear.

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$229.99

Take notes from your kiddo’s classroom and install wall-mounted cubbies in their bedroom or playroom. This 10-section coat locker offers endless storage opportunities for your kids’ favorite things: books, crafts supplies, plush animals and toy baskets galore. Better still: five dual-coat hooks line the bottom of the wall-mounted locker to hang practical items like jackets and backpacks or store fun dress-up costumes. Keep the birch wood locker as is for a simple, airy look. Another idea? Customize the wood to suit your space with a punchy paint color or darker stain.

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$89.99

If you fancy yourself the household barista, there’s a high likelihood that your kitchen counter is a touch overcrowded with coffee accouterment. Maximize your empty wall space with this floating pipe shelving unit from Amazon. The contemporary-industrial design features five generous wood shelves to hold all your canisters, coffee beans, spices and syrups in one place. Its inky metal frame ups the contrast in your space and offers hanging mug storage with six metal hooks along the base.

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$79.99

You can never have enough storage for your kid’s room. Make organization an integral part of your little one’s bedroom with this charming wall-mounted bookrack and cubby system. The floating bookcase boasts a 4.7-star rating for its solid construction and versatile compartments. Line up your little one’s favorite storybooks on the two upper racks and fill the cubbies with toys, photos or coloring books. Hang their school bag on the peg hooks or dangle a pennant banner from each end for festive touch in the space.

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If your attic and hall closets have reached max capacity, consider this your sign to take advantage of all that wasted wall space in your garage. The Rhino Combo Universal Garage Storage Kit comes in 12 unique sizes ranging from four to 16 feet in length and promises to hold 650 pounds for each four-foot section. The kit includes innovative aerospace aluminum forged brackets that install to your garage wall (without compromising your ceiling) to provide reliable storage for your home. Head to the store and grab some lumber and storage containers, and you can have a custom Rhino system installed in a weekend or less.

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$279.99

Your children no longer have any excuse for leaving their shoes strewn across the house, thanks to this handy wall-mounted shoe cabinet. The minimalist metal cabinet holds up to 12 pairs of shoes within three pull-down compartments. Plus, the cabinet’s inky facade is opaque, which keeps your family’s kicks out of sight and cuts down on visual clutter in your entryway.

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Feel like your laundry room could use a little TLC? This Trenton Essential Laundry System from Pottery Barn is prepared to get the job done – and then some. The wall-mounted system includes three mango wood wall fixtures for your laundry room: a fold-out table, a fold-down laundry basket and a fold-out drying rack. Take your storage game to the next level by using your Trenton system’s fold-out table and laundry basket unit to hold open-air storage bins with cleaning supplies and stain removers.

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$306 $169.99

Your office storage has never looked this good. Treat yourself to this wall-mounted organizer for an office that looks just as bossy as you. The Charlotin Wall Storage Organizer oozes industrial farmhouse charm with a bronze finish and five wire storage baskets. The wall-mounted design is perfect for organizing your writing materials, books, magazines, tech gear and more. Oh, and the Charlotin boasts a 4.7-star rating and has more than 700 rave customer reviews, meaning you purchase this with a clear conscience because you know it will be a solid choice for your space.

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$139.71

Working with tight space in your dining room? Free up some much-needed floor space by swapping out your bulky dining room cabinet for this space-saving and stylish shelving unit from Amazon. The Nathan James bookcase offers ideal open-air storage for your stemware, spirit decanters and fine china collection on four walnut-stained wood shelves. Contrasting metal brackets anchor the minimalist wood shelves to the wall and lend the unit a contemporary flair.

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