15 Floating Shelves That Make the Most of Your Space
What do you do when you have a little extra wall space and lots of stuff to store? Install some floating shelves, of course! These 15 options are great for small spaces because you can stack them as high vertically as you can reach. And most of them have such a small profile that they won’t make your home feel cluttered. Looking for something more substantial, but still just as airy? Go for open shelving instead.
1. Umbra Conceal Invisible Floating Bookshelf ($15): The ultimate floating shelf, this clever design makes it appear that you have a stack of books just floating on your wall. You can also get the double stack version here. Or get more inspiration for storing your books.
3. Stone Resin Wall Shelf ($20): Get the look of stone slab shelving without the weight. These polyresin “bricks” are much easier to hang.
4. White Floating Honeycomb Shelves ($95 for three): Arrange these reclaimed plywood shelves in any configuration you can dream up. We love ’em stacked or in a more organic configuration.
5. Triton Steel Locking Pegboard Shelves ($46 for two): If you have pegboard already set up in your kitchen or workspace, you can easily add these brightly painted steel shelves. And if you don’t have pegboard, what’s stopping you?
6. Bin There Done That Wall Book Bin ($69): Yes, this is technically designed for a toddler’s room, but we think it’s a great way to keep your most recent magazines if you’re against coffee table clutter.
7. Floating Shelves Upcycled Cedar ($55): If you want something a bit more rustic, and cedar scented, this is the shelf for you.
8. Triple Decker Shelf ($34): If you want three shelves for the price of one, consider this tiered version. We think it would be great for a little extra storage in the bathroom.
9. Reclaimed Wood Shelf + Black Basic Brackets ($78-98): Available in either 3-foot or 4-foot segments, these reclaimed wood shelves are perfect for storing your favorite cookbooks, or a few kitchen utensils you use everyday.
10. Connect Blue Cube Shelf ($30): You get two shelves in one with this cube fixture. It’s perfect for keeping a few supplies hidden, like matches for the candle you set on top.
11. Benchwright Shelf ($299): This 5+ foot textured, mango wood shelf can stand in for a mantel if you don’t have one in your home.
12. Pallet Free Floating Shelves ($55): Another good use of shipping palettes, floating shelves in a walk-in closet, or a nook that you’re pretending is a walk-in closet.
13. Set of 3 Floating Shelves ($100): Arrange these raw iron shelves in any configuration you choose. We’re partial to some sort of overlap to make them feel more connected.
14. Crown Molding Picture Ledge ($24-$39): Mimic your traditional decor to store your photos with these simple picture ledges. They are available in black or espresso.
15. Modern Wall Shelf ($22): Add a few pops of color to your decor with these simple shelves. We love the look of three colors stacked together.
Do you have floating shelves in your home? Tell us what you stash on them in the comments!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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