Floating shelves are the ultimate space saver. They can be used to display all your flashy décor accessories, collectibles, or even family photos and mementos. The shelves are designed to give the appearance of floating with no visible support holding them to the wall. Unlike traditional shelves, floating shelves are often easier to install. They feature incredible styles too and could be the perfect accents to embellish your bare walls. Floating shelves are normally used in modern homes and apartments. They can be handy tools in creating extra storage in any space including your office too. However, there may be certain limitations to the amount of load the shelves can hold at any given time.
Evonne 2 Piece Solid Wood Pine Floating Shelf (Set of 2)
This 2 piece floating shelf has a traditional design with a rustic touch. Keep your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom cozy with this solid wood floating shelf.
It's sturdy, easy to install, adds a decorative touch to the wall, and blends well with vintage and simple decors. Perfect for farmhouse, rustic, traditional, and shabby chic homes, this floating shelf looks best paired with white walls along with small potted plants.
Country Floating Shelves
What we like: Solid wood material
What we don’t like: Unstable mounting kit
Not so great for: Modern and minimalist interiors
Perfect for: Traditional, farmhouse, cottage-style, and country-style interiors
Two rustic floating shelves, crafted of solid pine wood with a distressed barn wood finish. Ten mounting holes to securely install to the wall and support two shelves with an open, airy design. Available in four sizes and in walnut, dark walnut, gray, and white colors.
A solid piece that can handle a maximum of 9lbs per shelf. While the kit comes with mounting hardware, these are found to be inadequate when it comes to ensuring the stability of the shelves. It is recommended to use more secure bolts rather than plastic threads or expansion anchors that come with the set. Style it with small plants, chic books, beads, and other small farmhouse décor.
Solid Wood Floating Shelf
What we like: Good visual weight
What we don’t like: Pricier than usual floating shelves
Not so great for: Apartments, drywalls, you will need anchors for it
Perfect for: Country-style and lodge-style interiors
Bring style and functionality to your space with this rustic floating shelf. Available in five sizes, it features a tall fascia which gives it an impressive visual weight. Crafted in solid pine wood and offered in five finishes, all highlighting the beauty of distressed wood grains. Comes in five sizes and five finishes.
For its installation, this piece is not directly mounted to the wall but rather sits on a wall mount. You will also need a drywall anchor to ensure its stability. Installing it can be challenging for apartment renters because these will leave large holes in the wall.
Three Piece Floating Shelves
What we like: Compact design, three shelves in one affordable set
What we don’t like: Can only hold small items
Not so great for: Filling up a wall
Perfect for: Small spaces
This set of floating shelves comes in a set of three, ideal for apartments, dorm rooms, and other compact spaces. Made of manufactured wood, each shelf has a side rail design that prevents items from falling off. Available in walnut, black, white, and gray.
With three sizes in one set, you can create a cascading arrangement for your wall display. However, even the longest piece can only hold a few decorative items. We recommend getting multiple orders of this set to produce a substantial showcase wall or shelf space.
Rustic Floating Shelves
What we like: Rustic, solid wood construction
What we don’t like: Too heavy for drywall
Not so great for: Drywalls with limited studs
Perfect for: Cottage, farmhouse, and industrial-style interiors
Constructed of solid pine wood planks with a rustic finish, these floating shelves are equipped to hold an assortment of items. The flat surface offers ample storage or display space for everything from home decor arrangements to everyday necessities. It features a 1" lip that helps keep the shelf’s contents secure. The back also has a mid-height rail used for mounting and provides a substantial visual weight to the shelves.
With its solid wood construction and design, you can be assured that these floating shelves are heavy and durable. However, they also require to be mounted on drywall with studs, even with the anchor bolts that are part of the set. You might also want to consider adding heavier hardware to make sure that the shelves don’t sag or fall off from the wall.
Floating Shelves with Rails
What we like: Affordable price for solid wood shelves, damp proof, and heat resistant
What we don’t like: Unfinished wood
Not so great for: Living rooms
Perfect for: Kitchens and bathrooms
These floating shelves highlight the attractive combination of wood and metal. With strong metal supports, it can handle multiple toiletries in the bathroom or spice jars in the kitchen. The shelves are made of high-quality radiata pine wood, making them moisture-proof and resistant to heat. Metal structure design with protective rails and come equipped with towel holders.
One of the things to note is that the wooden parts of the shelves are untreated and look dull, even with the warm pine wood. You can opt to apply a coat of polyurethane to the shelves to give them a more polished appeal. Comes in five wood colors.
Kellems 4 Piece Wall Shelf Set
Elevate your home’s aesthetic with this simple yet sophisticated 4 piece floating shelf. It's easy to hang, the color easily blends well with other decors, and can be used to hold precious souvenirs, accessories, and even books.
Made from wood with a neutral solid finish along with a molded trim, this floating shelf set comes in 6”, 12”, 20”, and 24” from side to side. Group these shelves to elegantly display your souvenirs and memorabilia.
Samara 2 Piece Wall Shelf Set (Set of 2)
This modern floating shelf set with an added touch of rustic style can make any home appear more cozy and relaxing. The natural markings enhance the showcased items while keeping the setting neat and organized.
Its sturdy handmade structure made from knotty alder is perfect for complementing bathroom vanity mirrors. Pair with a small potted plant to give your bathroom a homey look.
Modern 4 Piece Floating Shelf Set
The contemporary design of this 4 piece floating shelf makes it a versatile piece for a variety of home styles. The shelves are simple and sophisticated and keep your items well organized while adding a modern touch to the room.
This floating shelf is made of solid and manufactured wood with a coated finish that suits most decors and adds interest to plain walls. Combine frames, pots, and other decors in specific colors to highlight the room’s color scheme.
Premont 2 Piece Floating Shelf Set
If you’re looking for an elegant floating shelf with a simple design, this 2 piece floating shelf is a perfect choice. Its clean-lined rectangular silhouette and neutral finish fit well in contemporary and transitional spaces.
It can be used to store your office supplies, cleaning products, and bathroom accessories in a sophisticated way. Pair the floating shelf with a mirror with a golden frame for a fancy look.
Dasher 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set
Modern and chic, this 3 piece wall shelf is favorable for contemporary and transitional spaces. Its mirror paneled design makes a dainty focal point while highlighting all sorts of modern decor.
This floating shelf is the perfect addition to various rooms, including the bedroom, bathroom, entryway, and living room and hangs securely on the wall without exposing the screws and brackets. Place a few decor pieces with silver or glass accents such as candles for a glamorous setting.
Hampden Stackable Long Box 2 Piece Wall Shelf Set (Set of 2)
This 2 piece wall shelf that can support up to 10 lbs has a rustic look with a contemporary design that fits most home styles. Showcase your souvenirs, books, and plants in style with this wooden floating shelf perfect for small spaces.
Its clean-lined design elegantly complements its surrounding decors while highlighting the showcased items with a traditional touch. Made from solid alder wood, its light walnut finish matches well with both vintage and modern decor.
Kyle Modern Wall Shelf (Set of 2)
The clean and novelty design of this floating shelf makes it a perfect choice for contemporary spaces. It adds a modern twist to the room and suits a variety of wall colors. Available in burgundy, mustard, and turquoise, you can easily add a pop of color to a plain wall or tone it down with the white or anthracite finish.
This engineered wood floating shelf has a weight capacity of 20lbs to store your precious items, books, and decor.
Dulin Photo Ledge Picture Display Floating Shelf
Keep your space neat with this 2 piece floating shelf available in espresso and white. Its matte painted finish adds a sophisticated touch to neutral and colorful rooms while its rectangular shape provides a modern look.
With a weight capacity of 25 lbs, this floating shelf is space-saving while allowing you to store multiple items such as books, picture frames, and even skincare products. Those running out of kitchen space can use this to store their spice and herb sets.
Oldbury Naite Floating Shelf in Shabby White/Gray Solid Wood Handmade Rustic Style Wall Shelf
The sophisticated and artsy design of this floating shelf makes it a perfect addition to various home styles. This handmade floating shelf gives a distressed and shabby rustic look with its scraped off paint and can be placed anywhere in the house.
It can hold up to 50lbs, giving you the option to showcase a wide variety of items. Place above your couch and pair with a gray slipcover or decors with gray and white accents for a homey interior.