20 Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

by Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Floating shelves designs have gone from a trendy novelty to a home must-have over the years. And why not? They’re stylish and streamlined, making them the perfect fit for any design concept. They’re also perfect space-saving ideas, giving you extra storage or decor space, even for small spaces. Plus, they’re so easy to install! But because floating shelves designs are so common these days, you really need to get creative.

Read on for 20 floating shelves designs to up your #shelfie game.

20 Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

If I could, I’d spend forever talking about floating shelves designs. They’ve become must-haves for practically every room in your house, from the living room to small bathrooms even. You can do almost anything with floating shelves: use them as storage, as a display wall, place photos if you can’t hang nails on your walls, and the list goes on.

To help you make the most of this flexible design element, let’s take a look at these creative floating shelves designs that’ll make your home Pinterest-perfect.

 

1. Wood

I love the warm vibe the wood floating shelves designs give this very modern kitchen. It’s a great way to create contrast, and give the space an interesting touch.

 

2. White

White | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Mandy And Such

Like any design, consistency or an over-all theme will make your floating shelves designs picture-perfect. These white shelves are decorated with other white elements like frames, jars, and even trendy dip-dyed stools!

 

3. Rope Shelves

Floating shelves designs aren’t just wall-mounted. If you want a unique twist on this trend, try hanging shelves! They’re perfect for displaying light decor, or even planters.

 

4. Asymmetrical

Asymmetrical | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Cote Maison

Straight lines can get boring sometimes, especially if you have a modern or minimalist home. Play around with how your floating shelves are arranged. These square floating shelves designs add a fun look to the wall, almost like wall art!

 

5. Bedroom Accent

If you find your headboard boring, adding a shelf at the head of your bed is a great idea! Then, just personalize the design with prints, art, and maybe even some plants!

 

6. Plants

Speaking of plants, floating shelves designs are also perfect if you want to build an easy vertical garden or garden wall in your home. You can even DIY these copper shelves!

 

7. Geometric Shelves

Geometric Shelves | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via She Knows

Sometimes, it’s all about the shape of your floating shelves designs. These geometric shelves instantly give your space a modern, artsy look.

 

8. Pipe Shelves

Pipe Shelves | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Style Me Pretty

You really need to get creative with your floating shelves designs! I love these pipe shelves because they’re so unique, and they’ll look amazing in an industrial or rustic-themed design.

 

9. Overstuffed

Overstuffed | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via The Loft

There’s a fine line between cluttered and overstuffed. As long as you have a clear design concept, and you can really own the overstuffed look, there’s no reason why you can’t make it one of those eye-catching floating shelves designs!

 

10. Artwork

Artwork | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Lauren Kelp

If you’re a renter and can’t nail paintings to the wall, but you do have floating shelves, you’re in luck! Display your favorite artwork on floating shelves to have your very own mini gallery wall.

 

11. Corner Shelves

I always say, when it comes to small spaces, every corner matters! Corner shelves are an ingenious way to maximize every corner of your small room. You’ll have even more decor space to let your personality show.

 

12. Round Shelves

With a shelf like this, you’ll definitely win at #shelfies. Round floating shelves designs are just as flexible as other shapes—place them in modern homes, retro homes, and even minimalist spaces!

 

13. Magazine Shelves

Magazine Shelves | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via We Heart

This is another one of those unique and creative floating shelves designs. Don’t just leave your magazines on the table or on a rack, display them! Especially if you’re into artsy or photography magazines, you can really show your personality with a design like this.

 

14. Wallpaper

Wallpaper | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Domino

Want an instant pick-me-up for your plain floating shelves designs? Wallpaper! You won’t just have a picture-perfect #shelfie, you’ll also have a brand-new accent wall.

 

15. Minimalist

Minimalist | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Solebich

If overstuffed floating shelves designs aren’t for you, why not minimalist? Keep your decor down to three or four pieces per shelf for a streamlined and minimalist look.

 

16. Rustic

Rustic | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Planete Deco

Have spare wood pallets lying around the house? Turn them into rustic floating shelves designs! This is great for modern farmhouses or shabby chic spaces.

 

17. Pops of Pink

Pops of Pink | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

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Add a pop of color to your floating shelves designs with some washi tape or paint. I love this simple but eye-catching trick!

 

18. Thick Shelves

Thick Shelves | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Style Me Pretty

Floating shelves designs also follow the design rule: the size of your furniture should be proportional to the size of your room. So if you’re putting shelves in a larger space like your living room, pick thicker panels. They also look a lot more homey!

 

19. Hanging Leather

There are so many different creative floating shelves designs you can DIY, and this leather strap shelf is one of them. This will fit perfectly in a dorm room or a study space!

 

20. Marble

Marble | Creative Floating Shelves Designs To Inspire Your #Shelfie

image via Martha Stewart

You can also try experimenting with different materials for floating shelves designs. Martha Stewart used marble windowsills for these shelves, and they came out very stylish and luxurious.

 

Watch this video from Meg & Lex, co. for more floating shelves designs:

 

With inspiration like this, you’ll have a picture-perfect #shelfie in no time. Just remember to get your creative juices flowing. Happy decorating!

 

Want more ideas like these floating shelves designs? Check these out!

Which ones did you like the most? Let me know in the comments section!

 

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