Featured Image Credit: Holly
I’m always looking for extra space to store all the stuff piling up in my house! So if you’re anything like me, your closets are pretty much full… That’s why I went looking for the best DIY floating shelf ideas to make more room without having to throw things into boxes. Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse vibe or something clean and simple, you’ll definitely find something here!
Here are the floating shelf ideas I love:
Easy DIY Floating Shelf
Source: Sypsie Designs
This will definitely float your boat…Or SHELF! This is the perfect floating shelf for a kitchen or living room. It’s small yet mighty in its aesthetics, it’s cheap, and it’s extremely easy to create. As you can see from the turnout, there’s plenty of room to place flowers, pictures, or anything else you can think of. Even crazier, she only used two 1×6 boards, one 1×4, one 2×4 and a few screws…That’s all it takes for you to create this! Plus did you see the Michigan basket hanging on her floating shelf? Obsessed!
Stained Wood Floating Shelf
Photo credit: Tailor + Dwell on Instagram
A floating and flying wooden shelf that has farmhouse vibes yet still keeps it modern and fresh… I think I might be in love! I really like the idea of a wooden floating shelf; There are so many places you could put it, you could stain it any kind of wooden or solid color, and it gives off a rustic vibe any place you put it. I could see this little shelf going perfectly in a laundry room, nursery, bedroom, or even an entryway of a home. She uses brackets to put the shelves in place, which is a cheap and easy option and you can get them on Amazon or Home Depot
Dark Wood Hallway Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Mario Sollecchio on Instagram
Thicker than a snicker… And I like my floating shelves that way! This floating shelf project screams rusticly modern, and I love the charm it gives off. But my favorite thing about this DIY project? The fact that there isn’t just one floating shelf, there are multiple stacked! This gives you so many different ways to customize each piece of wood and would be absolutely stunning in a living room or kitchen. Plus, I am obsessed with the dark wood stain. These could be purchased and stained or created, depending on how into the project you want to get. I am most definitely ON BOARD with these
Fast, Easy, and Cheap DIY Floating Shelf
Source: The Wonder Forest
This floating shelf is exactly what we all want it to be: Fast, easy, cheap, and stunning! All you need for this DIY project is a stain of your choosing, screws, a drill with a drill bit, and wood. This will probably cost you less than 40 dollars assuming you already have the drill. There are then four steps that concisely and easily outline how to create your very own floating shelf! This is a basic yet stunning version of a floating shelf, and it leaves plenty of room for customization. If you’re a little new to DIY, this is sure to be your project to success!
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Unique Wooden Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Zoetrope Furniture on Instagram
Rock out with your crockpot out! Does anybody else love baking with their crockpot as much as I do? This DIY project creates more than your just your ordinary floating shelf… But instead floating KITCHEN shelves. These are absolutely stunning, seriously
And not only that but something I’ve never seen before type of unique, and extremely rustic. The shelves are oddly placed in a perfect way, and the tutorial explains how to create fixed panels for your plates, cups, etc. This would look amazing in any kitchen, and I love the wooden aspect and brown stain of the shelves. Hit me with your best POT in the kitchen with these shelves!
Kitchen Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Sawdust & Sunburns on Instagram
I think I just found my dream kitchen? Everything from the striped black and white back stain of the counter… To the gorgeously wooden stained floating shelf, to the potted plants and pottery bowls sitting on the shelves… this is some serious inspiration. There are three floating shelves in this kitchen. One on top of another, and another to the right. I like how the stacked floating shelves have a bit of a different shade in stain, and the set up of the plants, basket, and bowls. Somebody show this to my husband, he would find me in the kitchen a LOT more if I had this setup 😜
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DIY Floating Book Bedside Shelf
“We’re soarrrrring… Floooating… There’s not a SHELF in heaven we can’t reach”! This floating shelf is just as good as the movie “Highschool Musical”, and that’s saying something
This DIY floating book bedside table shelf legitimately has the look of floating in mid-air. You can’t see the anchors behind it, and all you see are the cute books in the nursery room. It’s unique, it’s modern, and it’s undeniably awesome. This is such a good idea for a kids room or nursery, it gives such a unique touch to any bedside or living room. I’m obsessed with this!
Double Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Danielle Marchaza on Instagram
Wood feeds the fire that burns it, and this kitchen is HUNGRY! I didn’t know how I would feel about the wooden floating shelves on a kitchen stain that is white, but I am loving the look. It’s super cute with that light fixture and two pairs of two wooden floating shelves on each side of the sink. I love the potted plants and quote she has sitting on the shelves… plus, the way the set up all comes together for a modern and charming feel to the kitchen is perfect. I bet the chef in this kitchen is a “knife” guy!
DIY Faux Floating Shelf
Source: Cherised Bliss
When in doubt, tutorial it out! If you’re new to the DIY shelf life, this is a perfect place to start. This tutorial writes out every exact step that it’s going to take to make floating shelves and includes pictures and videos too. The directions are clear, concise, and leave plenty of room to still customize the shelf the way you want it. The pictures in the tutorial are almost three dimensional, and she even outlines exact measurements. Her turn out is an unstained, stunning and precisely made wooden floating shelf for a laundry room, which would look great in any room of your house because it’s smaller. If you can read and see, you can easily do this project!
Bathroom Double Floating Shelves
Source: Bright Green Door
Are these floating shelves Peter Pan? Because they NEVERLAND! Gorgeous, simple, and stunning in almost any room, these floating shelves with faux rivets will make it easy to get the shelves in, and KEEP them floating forever. If you like the look of the silver rivets in floating shelves, you’re going to love this. I think it adds a homemade and rustic charm to the shelves themselves, plus it makes them easier to create. I like the placement of these shelves too, very cool!
Closet Floating Shelves
Source: Never Skip Brunch
How ugly are wire shelves? I used to have them in my apartment, and I tolerated them… But that was only because I never saw anything like this replacement tutorial. This is some THICK wood to be able to withstand shoes, jeans, shorts, and any other article of clothing in your closet. With under 10 materials a couple of hours time you can easily replace your boring and non-attractive wire shelving with these modern, dark brown stained wooden shelves. I wish I would have seen this SO much sooner!
Small Bathroom Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Holly on Instagram
I like big tubs and I can’t deny, your other bubbles can’t deny! Have you ever seen a more perfect setup for a bathroom? Everything from the modern paint color on the walls (Behr premium eggshell Glidden White Lagoon) to the granite stain of the counter and the decor, this is undeniably stunning! My favorite part about the decor in this bathroom? The bamboo colored wooden floating shelves!! They are perfectly placed, modern, stained the perfect light sandy color to match the rest of the bathroom, and overall add such a charm to the bathroom. Plus, they are smaller in size so easier to create and hang. I would love to do my business in here!
Basement Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Tinkoz Inc on Instagram
Mountains aren’t just funny, they are HILL-arious. Do you want your very own mountain-shaped, or tiered level floating shelves in your bedroom or living room? These are super unique looking and look like something that would be placed in a modern home. Plus, these leave plenty of room for customization on what you would place on these shelves and lots of decor ideas. Ain’t no mountain, or floating shelf high enough!
DIY Living Room Floating Shelves
Source: Love And Renovation
These DIY floating shelves are wooden, thick, bold, and full of charming energy, perfect for a living room. There are five floating shelves stacked here, which gives plenty of room to customize and decorate every single one. There is a video outlining exactly how she did it, and this one is really quite simple. The style of these is almost like a shelf you would buy since there are so many stacked, but the floating tactic gives them that extra pop of uniqueness. I’m really diggin this setup!
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Farmhouse Floating Shelves
Source: The Latina Next Door
Faith, family, and farmhouse charm… some of my favorite things! This is a lot more than just a floating shelf DIY project, and if you’re into the farmhouse look then you will love these stenciled walls she created and then added wooden floating shelves too. This is an extremely easy process, with a gorgeous turn out. Place the stencils on the wall, roll the paint over it, and there you have it!. The rest of the tutorial is spent showing you how to make her rustic version of stunningly bold and beautiful wooden shelves. Farm sweet farm!
Long Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Amala Raj Swenson on Instagram
Let me tell you what I think about this floating bookshelf…I’m an open book! Have you ever seen a more creative bookshelf? These light sand colored shelves wrap all around the main wall of the living room, for a spectacular picture perfect view of all of the books they have
It’s unique, it’s modern, and if you’re a lover of the “bookshelf look” then this is unlike anything you’ve seen before. If not, no fears. This wrap around shelf could be used for ANYTHING to give it a more modern charm. Creative, gorgeous, and unique… What could be better than that?
White Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Brick + Elm Interiors on Instagram
These white floating shelves are just too clean! I love they complement the cabinets below perfectly and they really add more depth to the space! These would look great in a living room if you have some built-in cabinets by the TV or would also be perfect in your laundry room. Either way… you really can’t go wrong with white in my opinion! Keep it simple with these simple shelves
Corner Floating Shelves
Photo credit: Reclaimed By Jess on Instagram
What do you think about fish scale tiles for your kitchen backsplash? I am obsessed with it. And the white stained wooden floating shelves paired with this backsplash? Unbelievable. Her kitchen set up is extremely chic, full of modern charm, and aesthetically stunning. I love the addition of the wine glasses to the kitchen too, they look gorgeous. I’d imagine you could fit a TON of cooks in this kitchen, especially with all the space you have due to the floating shelves!
Steel Pipe Floating Shelves
Photo credit: DIY Farmhouse Home Decor on Instagram
Everything about this gorgeously decorated kitchen screams a farmhouse dream… From the hanging curtains to the stain of the counter to the coffee cups hanging on the wooden slab, this is aesthetically gorgeous. And the unstained wooden floating shelves she hung up? So charming! Also, have you seen potted plants inside a globe the way she has it? It’s so unique! I love this
Live-Edge Floating Shelves
Source: DIY In PDX
I am obsessed with Alger wood. The bamboo-like color, the way it feels, and the way it bends… plus I love how most of the time when it’s used it isn’t perfectly cut in straight lines. This DIY floating shelf project using Alger wood is incredibly stunning, unique, easy to create. She ripped her cupboards out, drilled holes in the wall and the shelves, and used brackets to hang them
Going from the chocolate colored wood stain to the Alger wood was such a beautiful transformation, and the way she decorated the shelves with potted plants and other standing decor gives the kitchen a beautifully modern feel. I’m ALLger in for this project!
DIY Dining Room Open Shelving
Source: The Wood Grain Cottage
I feel like I can really “open up” to this open shelving DIY project… This is a perfect idea for a dining room because it gives the room a look of having more space. You could use the shelving for any decor, and it gives you more space if you’re getting rid of other standing shelves or objects in place taking up too much space. They used 2″ x 12″ x 10 ft boards for the top shelves, and for the bottom two shelves used 2″ x 10″ x 10 ft which they purchased for cheap at Home Depot. The instructions are laid out clearly in steps, and the turn out is very charming!
DIY Floating Box Shelves
Source: Bob Villa
Do you ever get sick and tired of hanging your towels in the bathroom? It can sometimes look messy and it throws off the whole peaceful vibe in the bathroom. These floating shelves more than solve that problem, and they look fantastic in the process. She has a small stack of three chocolate brown wooden floating shelves that I am obsessed with! The first shelf houses bath towels and smaller towels, the second toothbrushes and toothpaste/ skincare, and the third more towels. Hand me a towel, I love this look!
L Shaped Floating Shelf
Photo credit: Lyons Crafted Woodworking on Instagram
Are you excited that summer is right around the corner… Just like these corner floating shelves! I have been in houses before where there are corner shelves and I love the look, but I always thought they would be too complicated for little old me to accomplish. I was SO wrong! After seeing this stunning inspiration I did some research. Turns out with a couple of planks and installed racks you can have them within the hour. They give the room a unique feel, are a great decor choice, and make those gross looking corners gorgeous. Nobody puts baby in the corner shelf!