In This Post: Learn which Floating Shelves are the absolute best for your home! We will cover floating shelves for your living room, kitchen, and bathroom!
I absolutely love the way floating shelves look on a wall. A floating shelf gives the illusion of being suspended in the air, but it actually isn’t. Instead, these shelves are attached to multiple brackets on a wall, which are then hidden behind the shelf frame. Floating shelves also come in various sizes and colors and work with a variety of home decor and styles! You can find white floating shelves, natural wood shelves, and even shelves that have a lip to prevent things from falling down. These shelves are beautiful, easy to put up, and can be very functional!
Top Benefits of a Floating Shelf
- They can be placed in corners/nooks, allowing you to maximize space!
- They take up no floor space, allowing them to be ideal for small homes/spaces!
- You can put them ANYWHERE there is a wall, which allows for a lot of design creativity!
Here are some of the absolute best floating shelves for different areas of your home:
5 Best Floating Shelves for Your Living Room
Willow & Grace makes these two gorgeous natural wood floating shelves that are perfect for living rooms. The natural wood look of this shelf creates a warm cozy feeling. If you have an industrial-style home, then these shelves will be extra perfect, as the metal end caps give it a nice modern touch. Also, these natural wood floating shelves are stained to give a gorgeous stained look.
The Sorbus Floating Shelf is my absolute favorite. I actually have multiple sets of these shelves hanging in my home. White floating shelves are a great investment because they don’t steal attention from the decor you place on them. These particular shelves are also 24 inches long, which means you can easily place multiple picture frames on them! This is a 2-pack made of beautiful faux wood with a matte white finish.
This is the best white floating shelves set of 3 on the market! These white floating shelves have some dimension and character to them. By having a large, medium, and small shelf, you can easily create a beautiful feature wall. For specific dimensions and details, check out AHDECOR’s item page.
If you are looking for a light-toned floating shelf that isn’t white, then this light walnut shelf would be perfect for your home! These sleek, well-designed wall-mounted shelves are coated with an eco pure finish. The natural wood grain details of this floating shelf highlight the shelves’ rustic style and help bring out a clean, minimalistic look within a home.
If you are someone who loves pictures, but you never seem to have enough space on your shelves— then this 56 x 3.15 x 2-inch shelf is for you! The Wallniture Store makes gorgeous floating shelves that are long, narrow, and very sturdy. The flat white finish pairs beautifully with endless amounts of colors, textures, and finishes. Each shelf features a thicker lip to securely prop up pictures, paintings, photos, or art projects. This is perfect for living rooms with large empty walls!
5 Best Floating Shelves for Your Kitchen
When it comes to floating shelves for a kitchen, functionality is essential. If you are short on cabinet space, then floating shelves can be a lifesaver. This BOLUO kitchen shelf is great as it allows you to hang up cutting boards and mugs. You can also place quite a bit of kitchen decor on the shelves without worrying about it becoming too heavy. The white floating shelf with a black exterior will also look great on kitchens with white subway tile and dark grout!
Running short on space to keep all of your spices? No worries, because this rustic shelf is perfect for spice storage due to its guard rails! Made with torched natural cedarwood and antiqued black silver, this product is a mix of quality and design. Also, if you want to hang dish racks, or mixing utensils, then you will simply love the second shelf in this pack, as it comes with an extra railing allowing for spices on top and hanging space below. What could be better than that?
Remember the last time you took dishes out of the dishwasher and then stacked them into large piles on your counter? What happened when you tried moving the stacks of dishes to the cabinet? Too heavy, right? Well, that happens to me all the time, and I am always surprised by how much plates end up weighing. Thankfully, the WGX shelf is very sturdy, large, and can handle a lot of weight. If you need a cabinet replacement, then this floating shelf will do the trick.
While I think white floating shelves are great at blending in with their background, some people may prefer a clear look. So, if you want a more affordable floating shelf, then an invisible acrylic floating shelf might just be perfect for you! These are nice as they are easy to clean and have a lip that helps hold items back. If you tend to leave your cooking station a disaster after every meal, then this might be an easy-to-clean option for you! However, please note— spilled items are extra noticeable in clear containers, so while easier to clean, you may find yourself cleaning more often!
I have seen this modern floating shelf in an industrial home, but also in a farmhouse-styled home! What I loved about this 3-tiered floating shelf was its adjustability. For example, you can move the wood boards up and down to fit larger cups or bowls. This wooden wall shelf is high-quality and allows for a lot of flexibility with decorations. Also, unlike many other floating shelves for sale, this is three-tiered, with each tier being the same large 23-inches! This would definitely be my #1 pick for a home looking for large storage and flexibility with design and organization!
5 Best Floating Shelves for Your Bathroom
I have a bathroom with a small pedestal sink. While I like the look of the sink, I find myself getting frustrated by its lack of cabinets and storage space. I keep asking myself, “how do I increase the storage of this small bathroom?” Thankfully, Domax’s Bamboo floating shelf has been a lifesaver. This floating shelf is made out of bamboo and does very well in humid/wet spaces like the bathroom. The shelves are adjustable, so I can add multiple towels and baskets to its racks. Also, this rack comes in six different colors! The natural bamboo look is my favorite, but the grey option is a very close second!
If you have no place to put your towels, then you can save a lot of space with a wall towel rack. This rack has the ability to store six towels of different sizes. If you have a shared bathroom, then one towel on a towel rack won’t suffice. This towel rack is perfect for a guest bedroom or in your Airbnb! Also, fun fact — this rack can be used to also store wine bottles! Bathtub wine night, anyone?
Light wood floating shelves give a nice nautical look to a bathroom. This floating shelf also has a towel bar, and the set of two is perfect for all of your utensils. This product is made of rustic paulownia wood and has artistic and unique metal hardware. In the bathroom, the storage shelf can hold lots of items such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotions, and perfumes. This will not only increase your storage space but will also keep your skincare items well organized!
I absolutely love Peter’s Goods wall shelves! White floatings shelves will look great in a modern and elegant bathroom. If you have subway tile or marble in your bathroom, then this shelf will fit right in! Made with real cedarwood and a charcoal metal frame, there is a level of quality and beauty to this product. Furthermore, these floating shelves have protective metal guards, ensuring your toiletries will stay in place! Lastly, you can comfortably add 20 lbs of weight to this shelf, allowing for a lot of storage!
The last thing you want to see in your bathroom is rust. Thankfully the KES floating shelf is made with rustproof aluminum materials and is ideal for humid bathrooms. The extra thick 8MM tempered glass is also kid-friendly. When broken, it crumbles into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass does, which is less likely to cause injury. If you are looking for a clean, modern, and simple floating shelf, then this a must-have!
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