The art is hung and the gallery wall is perfectly in place, but there is still a plain wall in need of some love. The small knickknacks and framed photos are waiting for a home, and what better home than some hanging shelves? And not just any old shelves! We found plenty of ways to make our own personalized shelves for every space. Hit the hardware store, grab your tools and wait ’til the landlord leaves so we can start drilling holes in the wall!

1. Hanging Shelf: Stop worrying about creating too many holes in your rental home walls and try this DIY. Hang a wooden box from only one nail! (via Brit + Co)

2. Floating Shelves: White floating shelves on white walls. Clean and simple. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3. Bridge Shelves: These shelves are inspired by none other than Brit + Co’s hometown bridge — the Golden Gate! Suspension bridge shelves are modern and fun no matter what your style. (via Dezeen)

4. Birch Perch: Perch your shelves on some birch branches in a few simple steps. The addition of pinks and browns create a girly and country look. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

5. Branch Swing Shelves: Children’s rooms all over are begging for swing shelves like these. Let the show-worthy stuffed animals take a seat and have a swing! (via Garden Therapy)

6. Tetris Shelves: Tetris geeks, this one is for you/us. Fill them up or leave them open to show them off as art. (via Our Nerd Home)

7. Rustic Bathroom Shelving: You don’t have to go dumpster diving for old wood to get the rustic look. Just grab some wood planks and the right stain to make your shabby chic shelves. (via Design Dining and Diapers)

8. Hexagon Shelf: Hexagon shelves are a lot cheaper and easy to make than you might think. The hexagons are gift boxes from Target and mirrors are from IKEA! (via Jennifer Perkins)

9. Pegboard Shelving: Change your mind? No problem. Configure your shelves depending on your mood by moving around the pegs. (via Apartment Therapy)

10. Pink Ombre Shelves: These pretty in pink and ombre shelves are a perfect upgrade from plain white. Add some decorative rope and spray paint, and (boom) new shelves. (via Ducklings in a Row)

11. Copper Peg Shelves: We love copper accents around our home, and what a better way than some copper pegs? They are subtle yet bold and look great underneath shelves. (via Vintage Revivals)

12. Unique Drawer Shelves: All you need are some old drawers and wrapping paper to make these quirky shelves! (via Remodelaholic)

How do you plan to upgrade your shelves? Let us know in the comments!