Home Home Improvement Ideas Installing floating shelves – the practical way

Installing floating shelves – the practical way

by DrPrem Jagyasi

With urban homes getting smaller, we need some smart storage to hoard our stuff neatly and elegantly to make the relatively small home look bigger. Installing floating shelves in our houses is one convenient option of keeping away the regular objects properly and preventing the clutter from building up on the floor. Here, Dr. Prem discussed some convenient ways of installing floating shelves to keep your home neat and clean.

 

Geometrical shaped floating shelves

Geometrical shaped floating shelves

Floating shelves should not look like a plank of wood fixed on the wall. You can choose from different shapes like in triangular, square or rectangular for floating shelves. Shelves made in these shapes enhance the look of the room and better display an item for easy access.

Floating shelves as illuminants

Floating shelves as illuminants

You can fix picture lights and spotlights over floating shelves to display your objects in an efficient and presentable manner. Alternatively, you can brace around the shelves rope lights to lend warm illumination to the room.

Floating shelves in bathroom

Floating shelves in bathroom

These days, glass made or reflective shelves are a welcoming addition to the bathroom. You can place them at variable levels in haphazard manner in the bathroom to allow fascinating space for keeping your toiletries and towels.

Planters’ shelves

Planters’ shelves

You can place a number of indoor plants on the shelves inside your house. These plant mounted on the shelves will enliven your room and create a mini garden on the walls.

Bookracks and floating shelves

Bookracks and floating shelves

Fixing floating shelves on the wall above the bookracks creates an interesting aspect to the room. Apart from being looking elegant, these shelves remove the clutter from your table.

Chose more chic styles for floating shelves

chic styles for floating shelves

Usually floating shelves are rectangular or square in shape and thus, look flat in the kitchen. You can try some new designs and shapes to make the space look playful and attractive.

Contrasting colors

Contrasting colors

If you have a number of floating shelves on a single wall, you can paint them all in contrasting colors to lend a vibrant look to the room.

Long floating shelf

Long floating shelf

Fixing a floating shelf covering the whole length of the room is one judicious way of making the best use of the limited space available in a room. Such a shelf is best suited in study room or where there is a long table arranged along the wall.

White floating shelves in dining area

White floating shelves in dining area

To display the crockery in the dining area, you necessarily need not install heavy and bulky cupboards. You can do this simply by fixing a number of floating shelves on the walls. The white color will make your dining room look elegant and project your crockery aesthetically.

Floating shelves in attic

Floating shelves in attic

The sloping walls of the attic create little vertical space in there. You can fix full length floating shelves in the limited vertical space available, so that you can use the low wall space properly.

Floating shelves in pyramidal shape

Floating shelves in pyramidal shape

Placing an array of shelves one above the other in pyramid shape will give a stylized look to your room. It will not just store small objects elegantly but also look like a decorative piece in itself.

Tray shaped floating shelves

Tray shaped floating shelves

Tray shaped floating shelves can be used to exhibit the knickknacks you might want to show off to the people. You can fill shelves with seashells and colorful stones and even sand to add earthly feel to your room. A combination of stray shelves placed at interesting points in the room will add to the charm.

Snaking floating shelf

Snaking floating shelf

A continuous piece of floating shelf in the shape of a snake with two or three levels to place objects on can be another interesting way of decorating the room.

Floating shelves not just provide adequate space to store small objects in the home but also add to the home décor with unique shapes and designs.

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