Ben Kuhl - Oct 27 2022
Show Off Your Books With Floating Book Shelves
Modern floating wall shelves provide the opportunity to add function and visual appeal to different spaces around the home. They have become an essential aspect of interior design, whether the space style embraces all-out maximalism or leans toward a minimalist aesthetic.
Their popularity is mainly because of their versatility. You can show off your books with floating bookshelves and create storage and display options without utilizing valuable floor space. In addition, using the right shelves can make quite a profound design statement.
Many designers love the clean look provided by these shelving that can be mounted on walls around the home.
What Are The Best Floating Shelves For Books?
Do you have a book collection that you want to display on an attractive floating shelf? Here are some that will be perfect for the task, capable of holding up to 300 pounds!:
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Floating shelves provide a remarkable way to add style and create storage around the home. They look stunning and are ideal for awkward or tight spaces since valuable floor space is not sued. There are floating shelf solutions that will perfectly fit different areas in your home.
A living room wall shelf is more about displaying decorative items representing who you are and less about functional storage. You can curate some of your favorite art books and novels to make a sophisticated statement. On each shelf, stack a few books and use them to elevate candle holders, vases, or decorative bowls.
Additionally, floating bookshelves can be a remarkable showcase for modern art or fine art prints. Lipped shelf ledges are ideal for leaning a few framed photographs or artworks against the wall. Pieces can be arranged based on your style.
Shelving in the nursery can be functional and assist with room organization. Additionally, the shelves can bring style and charm to a nursery. Shelving provides a fun way to display little knickknacks and memorabilia that will create a cozy space for you little.
For example, stuffed animals, picture frames, letters, and books can all be used to beautify shelving in the nursery. Go for items that coordinate with the color theme of the nursery. The items chosen for display can add flair to the style. Wooden cubbies provide a unique way to display knickknacks in a nursery.
Not only do floating shelves for the home office provide the opportunity to store office supplies in one place, but they could also become a focal point of the space. By styling these shelving in your office and placing lesser-used items onto them, you will have a clutter-free desk and better focus on your tasks.
You can replace an outdated bookcase with floating shelving filled with decor like plants, books, clocks, and sculptures. Mixed material can also be used to create visual appeal. For example, you can consider pairing glass with stone and wood with brass.
When installed in a bedroom, custom built floating shelves provide a remarkable way to display books and other collections while ensuring items are kept nearby where they are needed. Deciding on the best wall shelf options could be a challenging undertaking.
As a result, you must consider how you will use your shelves, how you would like them to look, and where the best locations will be. As soon as you decide, it will be time to start installing those shelves that will transform your bedroom into a cozier, more functional, and more aesthetically appealing space.
Are Floating Shelves Strong Enough for Books?
The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. This type of shelving can accommodate heavy books and other accessories. A floating wall shelf equipped with our Hovr brackets can accommodate between 50 and 100 pounds for every wall stud to which the floating shelf bracket is attached. For example, a 3-foot shelf attached to two wall studs could safely support up to 200 pounds. Similarly, a 2-foot shelf bracket attached to two wall studs can easily support the same amount of weight.
How Long Are Most Floating Book Shelves?
The average length for functional floating shelves books is between 36-inches and 54-inches. Smaller lengths are typically purchased for decorative shelving. Generally speaking, floating shelves should be between 5 and 10 inches in depth. However, you can try much bigger sizes, between 10 and 12 inches deep.
Depending on the type of floating shelf you are going for, their standard lengths and depths can vary. Typically, floating shelving for the kitchen will carry a depth of 12 inches. Ultimately, it comes down to store or display needs.
To Wrap It Up
Floating shelving is the perfect union between function and form. Low profiles and clean lines allow these shelves to seamlessly fit into different spaces around the home. In addition, floating shelves play a vital role in creating storage in spots that are otherwise tricky to use.
A wide selection of floating wall shelf systems is available to fit easily into any style and satisfy various storage needs. Our floating shelves will support 300 pounds and even more and include everything needed to install them for yourself if you so desire.
Hi, I’m Ben! I’m a woodworker, shelf creator, stain matcher, and general DIYer who blogs about all things woodworking and current custom floating shelf design trends. I'll even try my hand at non-shelf topics. Anyone can be an expert these days as long as they sound authoritative, right? I may even add some humor here and there (my wife thinks I'm funny, sometimes). Here's my story: Learn more.