Design*Sponge Black Book: Shelf Brackets

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In the world of home decorating, practicality is often overlooked for something, well, decorative. But I love when form and function can come together for something as simple and beautiful as a shelf bracket. I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately as we’ve been adding DIY shelving to our apartment wherever possible. So today’s Black Book entry is all about 15 brackets that are sure to do their jobs – and look good while they do it. xo, grace

*If you want to DIY your own brackets, check out these great geometric concrete brackets you can make and hang yourself!

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Click through for all 15 brackets after the jump!

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Image above: Chinese Chippendale Bracket $21.29+

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Image above: EKBY STILIG $4 (I used these at home and love them!)

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Image above: Reata Cast Iron Shelf Bracket $19.95

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Image above: Wishbone Bracket $18

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Image above: 2 Wall Stirrup Shelf Brackets $80

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Image above: EKBY BJÄRNUM $6 (These in the image from The Kitchn are painted gold, which I think looks better than the standard silver they come in)

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Image above: Fan Floret Bracket $34

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Image above: Basic Brackets $29 by West Elm

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Image above: Iron Shelf Bracket $32

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Image above: Solid brass scroll shelf bracket $18.79

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Image above: Simple Arch Cast Iron Shelf Bracket $9.95

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Image above: Prism Brackets $58 (with shelf)

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Image above: Black Iron Shelf Bracket $13

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Image above: Center Circle Bracket $19.29

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Image above: Rustic Brass Shelf Bracket (shown in Polished Brass) $32.95

emily

so many great choices that would look great with so many styles. really loving this series.

Abbey

This might be one of my favorite posts on DS – I have been wanting bracket shelves and this is great inspiration.

Robert

Small details like shelf brackets can really have a big impact and completely change a simple shelf! Do you think bright colours would work as well? I like when white and bright colours are associated to create a Pop style!

Amanda

Love this post! Thanks for sharing Grace. I was wondering – which shelves did you use with the IKEA brackets? Just gathering ideas for our nursery!! xo

Juanita Hoover

Nice, but not what I am looking for. I need brackets, dowels or something that fits into predrilled holes in the sides of the bookshelves. The ones I have seen are too short. They don’t extend out far enough to hold the shelf. Can anyone help?

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