The 10 Best Floating Shelves

Updated January 17, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Purchasing an entire cabinet or armoire every time you want to put out a few items is a bit excessive. Meanwhile, your walls just sit there with their potential for storage space left untapped. That's where floating shelves come in. They can serve as an unobtrusive and elegant way to display photos, books, curios and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best floating shelf on Amazon.

10. Kiera Grace Picture Ledge

The Kiera Grace Picture Ledge arrives fully assembled and has a raised front, giving you a place to lean photo frames that don't have kickstands. It's also a nice way to display important bottles of wine, but this shelf only comes in two colors.
  • sleek and sophisticated
  • not wide enough for many items
  • no ledges on the sides
Brand Kiera Grace
Model FN00299-0
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

9. Lewis Hyman InPlace

The Lewis Hyman InPlace is a generous 60 inches wide and can certainly accommodate photos and trophies from each member of the family with room to spare. Unfortunately, the instructions can be confusing and the mounting holes are awkwardly-placed.
  • looks nice over a bed
  • tasteful espresso finish
  • cannot support much weight
Brand Lewis Hyman
Model 9084652
Weight 13.6 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

8. Shelving Solution Intersecting Squares

You will have a lot of fun thinking of all the ways you can use the Shelving Solution Intersecting Squares. They're designed so that you can connect them at different points, creating a trendy design that will draw attention to anything you put in them.
  • fit inside each other for storage
  • come with 2 chic led candles
  • finishing can chip off
Model pending
Weight 8.8 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Lifetime Brands Melannco

The Lifetime Brands Melannco comes as a set of three classic black, or espresso square shelves that wonderfully frame items you'd like to stand out, but also serve as simple storage space. Because of their unique design, you can put items inside and on top of each one.
  • each shelf is a different size
  • can stand on a table too
  • may mark your walls slightly
Brand Lifetime Brands
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. O&K Furniture GHN-PW5

The O&K Furniture GHN-PW5 has four shelves of varying lengths so that you can use the smaller ones for things like keys and spare change and the longer ones for decorative items. With a look that's both formal and casual, these are ideal for an office or home.
  • available in six colors
  • raised edges so things wont slip off
  • installation can be difficult
Brand O&K Furniture
Model GHN-PW5
Weight 4.4 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

5. Fasthomegoods Concealed

The Fasthomegoods Concealed combines style and function with a small drawer for you to keep a few small items at eye level. Nobody will guess anything is inside of this shelf, making it a wonderful way to hide a few valuables, too.
  • very easy to install
  • drawer slides open smoothly
  • feels sturdy and well-built
Brand Fasthomegoods
Model pending
Weight 13.5 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Halter U Shaped

The Halter U Shaped make the perfect cheery backdrop for your precious family photos and a few other keepsakes. With each shelf a little bit wider than the last, this set creates visual intrigue and acts as part of the decor as well as a utility item.
  • all hanging hardware is included
  • side supports to lean books against
  • deep enough for larger items
Brand Halter
Model pending
Weight 3.7 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

3. WALI CS203

The WALI CS203 can help you organize your entertainment system and add a little class to your Nintendo and that stack of old Mario Brothers games, because, let's face it, your spouse wants you to hide those away in a drawer. This is a nice compromise.
  • helpful cable organization system
  • shelves are height-adjustable
  • slim and unobtrusive design
Brand WALI
Model CS203
Weight 13.7 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. Ewei's HomeWares WHC1004CD-DC

Those who need an affordable, but elegant, way to display their photos will like the walnut finish on the Ewei's HomeWares WHC1004CD-DC. Their modern, yet understated, look make them the perfect shelves to complement bold artwork or edgier pieces.
  • protective laminate on the wood
  • includes a mounting template
  • can support heavy items
Brand EWEI'S HomeWares
Model WHC1004CD-DC
Weight 3.8 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Dakoda Love Luxe True

If you spend your weekends perusing antique stores looking for all things rustic-chic then you'll fall in love with the perfectly uneven and exposed wood of the Dakoda Love Luxe True. Their rugged look makes them ideal for potted plants.
  • handcrafted for uniqueness
  • made in the usa
  • manufactured from durable pine
Model pending
Weight 11.2 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 17, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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