Floating shelves are both functional and stylish. And, in contrast to the typical bulky cabinets and shelves, floating shelves can open up wall space, while still serving a purpose.
Here are nine ideas you can use when decorating your floating shelves:
- Fill them up. Add lots of decor and knick knacks to fill up most of the shelf space and create a random collection. Just make sure all the items match or complement each other.
- Initiate conversation. Fill your floating shelf with conversation pieces like picture frames, book collections, and small antiques. They will attract your visitors and spark a good conversation.
- Use different styles for your floating shelves, like boxes or wood, instead of the typical plank. For example, glass floating shelves are great for a modern living room. Unique styles can add more beauty and design to your wa.
- Include a theme for your floating shelves. Tapping into the room’s theme or creating one for a collection of items can help you decide what to place on your floating shelf.
- Use live objects instead of the usual figurines. Place a long aquarium on the bottom shelf and fill it with colorful fish, stones, and seaweed.
- Arrange them horizontally. Line several small floating shelves in a horizontal pattern to display decorations like teapots for the kitchen, picture frames for the living room, and small lamps for the dining room.
- Create a pattern. Rather than organizing your floating shelves into a straight vertical line, create a pattern like a circular design or a stair-like arrangement. It can add more charm to your wall.
- Make use of colorful shelves. Use different colors for each of your shelves, but make sure the colors match each other. For a more feminine look, use pastel colors like yellow, pink, violet, and light green. For a more dramatic or romantic feel, use darker colors.
- Make it functional. Instead of serving only as a customary unit, use your floating shelves for a more functional purpose like a bedside table.