Corner Floating Shelves

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A wise choice in several parts of your home but especially the living room, corner floating shelves are a game-changing solution if you haven’t got a wide portion of wall space left. They’re also your chance to make a decorative statement by opting for a less obvious design, whether you use them on their own or make the most of that corner with three shelves or more.

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Large floating corner shelves with hooks
Corner Shelves Wall Mounted, Pine Floating Shelves Set Of 2 With Hooks And Towel Bar, Rustic Wood Corner Wall Storage Shelves For Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom
Corner Shelves Wall Mounted, Pine Floating Shelves Set Of 2 With Hooks And Towel Bar, Rustic Wood Corner Wall Storage Shelves For Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom
Corner Shelves Wall Mounted, Pine Floating Shelves Set Of 2 With Hooks And Towel Bar, Rustic Wood Corner Wall Storage Shelves For Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom
Corner Shelves Wall Mounted, Pine Floating Shelves Set Of 2 With Hooks And Towel Bar, Rustic Wood Corner Wall Storage Shelves For Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom
Corner Shelves Wall Mounted, Pine Floating Shelves Set Of 2 With Hooks And Towel Bar, Rustic Wood Corner Wall Storage Shelves For Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom

Large floating corner shelves with hooks

17 Stories

Available in two extremely versatile finishes (brown and black), this set of two wooden corner shelves in a 16.5” and 11” rectangular design showcases a more decorative metal frame. It already includes three hooks but also comes with four additional ones per shelves.

Designer Advice:

Fabulous choice for your kitchen: you could use these hooks for fruit baskets, cloths, and utensils. The final result will be a beautiful balance of industrial and rustic vibes.

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Industrial corner floating shelves
2 Piece Triangle Corner Shelf
2 Piece Triangle Corner Shelf
2 Piece Triangle Corner Shelf
2 Piece Triangle Corner Shelf
2 Piece Triangle Corner Shelf

Industrial corner floating shelves

17 Stories

This set of two L shaped floating shelves includes a less predictable design with a longer (16”) and shorter (11.2”) side, and you can choose to have them in a more industrial brown finish or a walnut alternative.

Designer Advice:

We think you’re particularly going to love the versatility that this set offers you: you can decide to have two symmetrical shelves or place them along opposite sides to create a more visually interesting corner. Either way, you’ll get to display a larger selection of items than with most corner models.

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Standalone corner floating shelf
Arshawn Corner Shelf
Arshawn Corner Shelf
Arshawn Corner Shelf
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Arshawn Corner Shelf
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Arshawn Corner Shelf
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Standalone corner floating shelf

Winston Porter

This shelf comes in black or white as well as a 12” x 12” model or a larger 18” option. Either way, it consists of versatile manufactured wood with a slightly decorative, curved silhouette.

Designer Advice:

This small shelf can be the perfect opportunity to showcase a vase (perhaps with a hanging plant so that you can let it grow downwards) or an extremely special decorative item, whether that’s a framed picture or a precious souvenir.

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Contemporary corner floating shelves
Rambert 3 Piece Corner Shelf
Rambert 3 Piece Corner Shelf
Rambert 3 Piece Corner Shelf
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Rambert 3 Piece Corner Shelf
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Rambert 3 Piece Corner Shelf
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Contemporary corner floating shelves

Mercury Row®

As well as the popular white and oak finishes, these corner floating shelves are available in creative hues like light mocha and burgundy, which help them stand out even more when combined with their quirky design.

Designer Advice:

The clean lines are ideal in contemporary, minimalist, and Scandinavian interiors. While this item consists of three shelves, you should think outside the box when decorating it: for example, by leaning some books against the wooden panel by the wall, too.

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Traditional L shaped corner wall shelves

Traditional L shaped corner wall shelves

This zigzag design translates into five shelves in the same size (just under 8” per side) and two additional vertical panels that smoothen the transition with the wall, enhancing that corner’s visual flow.

Designer Advice:

Each of its three finishes is ideal for traditional interiors. We recommend emphasizing this style’s sense of coziness and familiarity even further by displaying some plants, framed pictures, and cute decorative items on some of these layers.

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Tall L shaped corner floating shelves
Hayner 5 Piece Corner Shelf with Adjustable Shelves
Hayner 5 Piece Corner Shelf with Adjustable Shelves
Hayner 5 Piece Corner Shelf with Adjustable Shelves
Hayner 5 Piece Corner Shelf with Adjustable Shelves
Hayner 5 Piece Corner Shelf with Adjustable Shelves

Tall L shaped corner floating shelves

17 Stories

Available in white, gray, or two different black finishes, this set of five tiers blends solid wood shelves and a powder-coated metal design, allowing 7.87” in between each layer.

Designer Advice:

The zigzag shape and leaf motif can be a clever way of adding a more decorative twist to your industrial interiors. We mainly recommend this model if you’re after smaller shelves to showcase different types of items on each surface rather than a large collection.

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Simple set of corner shelves floating
2 Piece Corner Shelf
2 Piece Corner Shelf
2 Piece Corner Shelf
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2 Piece Corner Shelf
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2 Piece Corner Shelf
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Simple set of corner shelves floating

Ebern Designs

Consisting of manufactured wood in a laminate finish, this set of two shelves comes in black, white, oak, and walnut, with each side measuring just under 12”.

$18.5 $41.99

Designer Advice:

This is a handy solution if you have extremely limited wall space left and aren’t planning on storing more than a couple of items per shelf. Given its finish and how easy it is to wipe, you can even use this set in your bathroom. Other than that, the streamlined design and range of finishes make it a breeze to match different decor styles in your living room, too.

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L shaped corner wall shelves with raised edges
Wooden L Shaped Corner Shelves - 2 Pack
Wooden L Shaped Corner Shelves - 2 Pack

L shaped corner wall shelves with raised edges

Ebern Designs

The two L shaped corner wall shelves in this set measure 13” per side, are 4” wide, and include a 3” channel with raised edges.

Designer Advice:

You can use them for a curated selection of picture frames, pots, and other small items without having to worry about them falling off. However, given the limited space, we strongly recommend measuring the main items that you’re planning on displaying to be sure that they actually fit.

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L shaped floating shelves with string
Clayborn Handmade Solid Wood Wall Shelf
Clayborn Handmade Solid Wood Wall Shelf
Clayborn Handmade Solid Wood Wall Shelf
Clayborn Handmade Solid Wood Wall Shelf
Clayborn Handmade Solid Wood Wall Shelf
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L shaped floating shelves with string

Three Posts™

These three solid wood shelves (9.8” per side) in a versatile walnut finish are both functional and decorative thanks to the whimsical string design.

Designer Advice:

You could use them to store a small selection of items in different corners of your home. For example, place this set in your entryway to keep a few essentials at hand while introducing your main decor style, showcase some plants and framed pictures in your living room, or display some aesthetically pleasing pieces of kitchen equipment, just to name a few.

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Corner Floating Shelves

Buying Guide

The average weight range corner floating shelves can hold is anywhere between 30 and 75 lbs., but some can hold much more. Not all shelves are built the same and the amount of weight each can hold depends on several factors, including materials, placement, and shelf design.

The dimensions of the shelf play a role in the weight limits of your floating shelf. For example, a deeper floating shelf holds less weight than a narrow shelf. To remedy this, you can always add stronger shelf brackets but the overall design rule is to only go as deep in your shelving as you really need.

Don’t skimp on your floating shelf brackets. Look for floating shelf models with enough welded horizontal rods in proportion to the length of the shelf. Each of these rods carries a certain amount of weight and together equal total bracket capacity.

Another way to prop up your floating shelves is by securing their attachment to the wall with the right number of screws into wall studs. The more you have the higher the weight capacity your shelf can handle.

Determine what you plan to place on your floating shelf and plan accordingly for its weight with strong brackets and a higher number of attachments to the wall.

You install a corner floating shelf by first looking for studs, measuring your shelf pieces, and placing brackets as close to studs as possible in the corner where you plan to put your shelf.

Then, place your shelf pieces on top of the brackets that you’ve just nailed in place. Make sure your shelf pieces are as close to the wall as possible before marking the places you’ll need to place screws with a light pencil mark. Take the shelf pieces back off; pre-drill holes for the screws into the shelf pieces. Then, you’ll be able to guide the shelf pieces back onto the wall brackets and screw them flush against the wall.

Where you hang your corner floating shelves all depends on what household items you want to store on them. For example, if you have a lot of cookbooks, then the kitchen would be a perfect place to install the floating shelves. Floating corner shelves could also house spices, jars, and other kitchen essentials.

If you’re tight on bathroom floor space and short on storage, floating corner shelves offer the perfect storage solution. You could even opt for wooden corner floating shelves decorated with jars of shells and other beach-like items to give your bathroom a nautical and coastal feel.

Whichever room you choose, ensure you install them at a convenient height that displays the items well and prevents young children, pets, and even adults from hitting their heads or knocking things from the shelves.

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This simple and exceptionally functional floating corner shelf is the perfect solution for small spaces and people who appreciate functional furniture. Simple wood-based construction is robust and durable.

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Reclaim the space behind your doors with this easy to install floating shelf. Made from wood, it can easily be customized with different color shades. You also get all the hanging hardware you need to set them up. The shelf should be ideal for your books and collectibles as well.

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Set of three black decorative wall shelves. Each piece features strong and durable construction made of MDF and laminate. Additionally, the shelves have rectangular shape and have appealing, modern design.

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Draw the best of a corner with floating shelves that are superb for display purposes. The lower shelf features a pull out drawer, so it doubles as a small, space-saving desk. The shelves are fiber wood with lacquer coating.

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This interestingly designed corner shelf made of MDF material, is very stable and can accommodate a lot of little things. Perfect match with various recognizable to interior design. Unusual form adds a unique character.

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