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!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!