As our lives become busier and increasingly surrounded by technology, there has been a move towards more minimal and tranquil interior design. A move which has made the epitome of minimalism – the Floating Shelf - extremely popular in recent years (you may have seen them populating your Instagram and Pinterest feeds in ever increasing numbers!). Whether you are a Floating Shelf convert or the uninitiated, keep reading to discover the magic of Floating Shelves.
What is a Floating Shelf?
A floating shelf is a shelf that has no visible brackets and gives the illusion of floating on the wall.
How to Install a Floating Shelf
While they might not seem like it, Floating Shelves are extremely easy to install. Simply figure out where you want to place the shelf and attach the wall bracket to the wall using the screws provided. The wall bracket normally contains some protruding hooks or anchors that the floating shelf slots onto. Fit the shelf over the bracket and then secure (normally from underneath) in place. Easy peasy installation is what we like!
Floating Shelf Styling Ideas
Adding some floating shelves to a bathroom is a great way to increase storage for towels, soaps, candles and plants without the need for cluttering the space with another cabinet. Place them on a wall near the vanity or bath for an instant wall statement.
Similarly, floating shelves are a great option for all those in-between places in a home. Have some space between two large windows? Bare wall above a toilet or in the laundry? All of these places would get cluttered fast if a cabinet moved in. So embrace the minimal and go floating shelf instead.
We swear floating shelves were made with desks and offices in mind. A lovely slimline desk with a grouping of floating shelves on the wall above will look stunning in any home office space. Use the shelves for storing books and folders and little décor pieces which help keep you inspired.
Nursery and Kids Rooms
Floating Shelves are very on-trend when it comes to nursery and kids bedrooms. A white shelf with typography letters spelling a little ones name really sets the look of a nursery or kids bedroom. Not only do they make a great feature on a wall, but they are the perfect places to style books, toys and artwork. You can even get creative with the placement and install them lower to the ground for easy access for children.