Quick—what do you do if you’re overflowing with books, photos, and memorabilia that you want displayed but you’re lacking the space? You take advantage of all that blank wall space with floating shelves. Stylish and functional, floating shelves look chic while upping precious storage and display space. Here’s some tips and tricks to perfectly arrange them in any room of your home.

  • Consider Wood: If you’re looking to add some warmth and texture, wooden shelving is the perfect complement. It’s a subtle way to draw attention in an entryway or small room. And wood shelves will safely support heavier items you want to show off.
  • Add Depth With Size: Opting for a set of floating shelves, whether of varying sizes or uniform, is a great way to add depth to your room. Examples include using one shelf for items of the same color, another for books, and a third for related objects. The unity makes an attractive and organized focal point. 
  • Kid-Friendly Options: Whether it’s a bedroom or playroom, there’s always a need for extra storage in kids’ rooms. Floating shelves are an easy way to make room for their ever-growing collection of books, toys, and accessories. Shelves can be placed up high on the wall so little ones don’t knock everything over, or you can put them lower down so they can reach—and help clean up!

Our Picks for the Best Floating Wall Shelves on Amazon

Top Pick: Love-KANKEI Floating Shelves

Top Pick Overall

Sizes include a 17-inch-wide large, 13-inch-wide medium, and 9-inch-wide small with a max weight capacity of 40 pounds. Available in seven different finishes to match your space.

Runner Up: SRIWATANA Floating Shelves

Runner Up

All hardware to put up this duo made from lumber is included, and you will not need a drill. They’re available in three different lengths.

Imperative Décor

Great for Kids’ Rooms: Giftgarden 24-Inch Floating Shelves

Great for Kids’ Rooms

Pre-drilled holes make these easy to install. Also included are nine screws, a leveler, and easy to follow instructions. A front lip stops items from easily falling (or being pulled) off.

Premium Pick: BAOBAB WORKSHOP Wood Floating Shelves

This versatile option is available in three different finishes, including gray and white. Each of the parts of this duo measures two feet long and more than half-a-foot wide.

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