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.
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Handcrafted Industrial Floating Shelves
Perfect For: Modern and rustic interiors seeking additional storage
What We Like: The authentic saw-blade scars that give a truly rustic appearance
These handcrafted floating shelves offer a unique industrial look that seamlessly complements both modern and rustic decors. Ideal for use in pantries, bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, and nurseries, their traditional mill-made box-style design carries original saw-blade scars, providing an authentic rustic touch to any wall.
Consider placing these shelves in a staggered pattern along with a mix of decorative items and practical storage to create an eye-catching and functional display in your space.
Mirror Floating Wall Shelf
Perfect For: Enhancing glamor and style in your living space
What We Like: Elegant design with multipurpose use
Our Mirror floating wall shelf combines mirror glass, shiny cardstock, and MDF, creating a stunning yet functional accent piece. The attractive shelf adds extra space for displaying photo frames, artwork, or potted plants, making it ideal for the living room, bedroom, or entryway. Beyond aesthetics, the shelf serves as a practical storage solution for your fireplace area, kitchen, or balcony, ensuring your belongings are organized and easily accessible.
Pair it with metallic wall art and modern accent pieces, such as vases or sculptures, for a cohesive and sophisticated look in any room.
Wall-Mounted Mango Wood Shelf
Joss & Main
Perfect For: Enhancing transitional interiors with stylish storage
What We Like: Slim iron brackets and handcrafted mango wood
The Snelson wall-mounted shelf offers a minimal design inspired by modern aesthetics, featuring slim iron brackets and a rich mango wood surface. Each piece in the collection is distinct, handcrafted by skilled artisans. With a 24-inch width, 8-inch depth, and 10 lbs. weight capacity, this versatile shelf grants ample opportunities for stylish storage in living rooms, bedrooms, or bathrooms.
Experiment with arranging small succulents, framed photos, or cherished treasures on the shelf – just keep in mind the 10-lbs weight limit for secure display.
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.
Set of 3 Floating Wall Shelves
Perfect For: Creating an attractive gallery style wall display
What We Like: Integrated front lip to prevent items from falling
This set of 3 different sized (12", 16", 24" long) floating wall shelves adds a stylish and classic touch to your home while maximizing wall storage space. Designed for displaying lightweight items like picture frames, small potted plants, video games, CDs, books, and more, they seamlessly fit into any room - be it the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living room, or kids room. The shelves' integrated front lip ensures your items stay in place without sliding forward.
Arrange the shelves in an asymmetric pattern on a focal wall to create visual interest, and feel free to combine decorative elements like artwork or wall-mounted lights for a complete look.
Floating Cedar Wood Shelves with White Finish
Perfect For: Displaying and organizing in various spaces
What We Like: High weight capacity and versatile design
These floating shelves are a stylish and functional solution for displaying decorative items, storing books, holding toiletries, or showcasing your favorite kitchenware. Made from high-quality, durable natural cedar wood with a white finish, these shelves blend seamlessly with various home decors. Each shelf can support up to 40 lbs (18 kg), making them suitable for a range of items, from small trinkets to heavier kitchenware or books. The set includes all necessary hardware and a step-by-step manual, ensuring a straightforward installation process.
Arrange the shelves in a staggered pattern to create a visually interesting display, and combine them with contrasting decor pieces for a striking effect in any room.
2-Piece Boho Floating Shelves Set
Perfect For: Displaying photos and decor in teen's bedroom or any room
What We Like: The semicircular fan-inspired backdrop with openwork rattan
This 2-piece set of floating shelves features a sleek gold metal frame and a unique semicircular fan-inspired backdrop wrapped in rattan, giving it a bold, boho look. Each shelf is pre-assembled and provides additional surface area to showcase your favorite photos or an eclectic mix of decor while saving precious floor space. They mount easily to the wall using an anchor and screw, so be sure to have a screwdriver at the ready for installation.
To create a cohesive interior design, try pairing these shelves with other rattan or gold accent pieces, such as a rattan-framed mirror, decorative gold wall sconces or boho-inspired artwork.
Timeless Handmade Shelf
East Urban Home
Perfect For: Enhancing living spaces with a versatile style
What We Like: Suits both contemporary and classic lifestyles
This unique and timeless handmade shelf effortlessly transforms the atmosphere of your living space, blending seamlessly in both contemporary and classic settings. The wipeable surface ensures easy cleaning with just a wet cloth. This versatile piece is perfect for displaying cherished books, decorative pieces, or even small potted plants, making it a valuable addition to any room.
To emphasize its versatility, pair this shelf with a mix of modern and traditional decor elements, such as a minimalist wall clock and vintage-style picture frames.
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.
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.
Industrial Pipe and Wood Shelf Set
Perfect For: Adding a touch of vintage charm to various spaces
What We Like: Heavy-duty design and sustainable wood sourcing
Accentuate your interior with this genuine industrial pipe and real American wood shelf set, designed to effortlessly complement any bar, den, garage, or area of your choice. The heavy-duty shelves can hold evenly distributed weight with ease and are weight-tested for guaranteed durability. The wood used is sourced from northern New Mexico through the collaborative forest restoration program, ensuring eco-consciousness. Versatile in style, these shelves can be seamlessly integrated into both classic and modern interiors.
Utilize wall anchors for hollow wall installations, but if the flanges are attached directly to studs, there's no need for wall anchors. Show off your unique treasures on these shelves, allowing their rustic appeal to shine.
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.
2-Piece S-Shape Floating Shelf Set
Perfect For: Adding a stylish touch to any wall in your home
What We Like: The unique S-shape design for extra display space
This versatile 2-piece floating shelf set is crafted from engineered wood, featuring clean lines and a neutral finish that complements your modern decor. Its on-trend S-shape design provides ample space to showcase accent pieces, floral arrangements, or framed photos. Ideal for displaying everything from canisters to candles, these shelves add a decorative pop to any room in your home. Assembly is required for this set.
To make the most of these shelves, arrange them in a staggered pattern on the wall, and mix and match various decorative items to create an eye-catching and personalized display.
Handmade Floating Decorative Wall Shelf
Perfect For: Adding extra space and a touch of style to any room
What We Like: Unique geometric design
This handmade floating shelf offers more than just storage - it's an eye-catching decorative piece that transforms your wall into an interesting focal point. Perfect for displaying items like succulents, books, candles, or dinnerware, this versatile shelf brings a touch of natural modern style to any space. Its simple mounting system allows for easy installation, and its sturdy wooden build ensures durability.
Before mounting your floating shelf, visit your local hardware store to select suitable anchors or screws for your wall type to ensure a stable and secure installation.
Set of 2 Art Deco-Inspired Metal Wall Shelves
Perfect For: Adding a touch of glam and sophistication to your home
What We Like: The elegant high gloss gold finish and crystal embellishments
Embrace artistic expression with these contemporary art deco-inspired metal wall shelves. This set of 2 semi-circle curved shelves features high gloss gold finish and wired crystal accents, adding a touch of elegance and glam to your home spaces. The jewel-studded base design and rhinestone details make it a conversation-worthy display option. Measuring 27.85L x 7.30W x 5.10H, 23.90L x 6.20W x 5.10H inches, and weighing 5.46 lbs, these shelves can be hung horizontally using the keyholes on the back. Suitable for indoor use, each shelf supports up to 20 lbs of weight.
Consider placing these shelves in your living room or entryway, and use them to showcase cherished pieces, small plants, or decorative books to create a stunning focal point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.