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3 Quirky Design Ideas That Will Inspire You To Build A Floating Shelf

Liven up the walls while displaying your favorite reads


Ever since small space living became quite popular, bulit-in wall storage has also started to be a trend in most homes and we can see why. 

Unlike conventional bookcases, floating shelves take up less space and give a modern feel to any space. Even if they were meant to be used to store reading materials, there are so many design possibilities that you can do with it. It gives homeowners the opportunity to curate a spot at home filled with their favorite things and who wouldn't want that? 

If you are planning on buying floating shelves or building your own, here are some pegs that you can consider:

Main photo from: Floating Shelf.   

Play with angles 

If you don't have a lot of wall space, you can always work on corners. You can go with a design theme to keep your shelf streamlined or take your cue from the photo and create your own mini-indoor garden! 

Photo from A Beautiful Mess.  

Keep it classic 

Simple design aesthetics are timeless. If you like the look of subtle displays, choose wooden shelves and fill it with family photos. As an alternative, you can also experiment with showcasing your collection of antiques, travel souvenirs, and the like. 

Photo from  Carla Aston Designed

Make a statement

If you want your floating shelf to be the focal point of your space, pick something bold and unique. Go all out and curate a display filled with interesting trinkets like wine bottles, vintage books or even collectible toys. It will surely be a conversation starter when guests come over. 

Photo from Floating Shelf.  

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