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10 of the Best Open Shelves and Floating Shelves for Any Room

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I love shelves that not only show off your most valuable items but also look stunning on their own. This curated list of the best open shelves and floating shelves keeps everyone’s personal style in mind. And since they’re anything but your average home decor, they’ll make a stunning statement in any room of your home.


1. Single acrylic wall shelf

acrylic shelf with two bowls stacked on top

Buy it at The Container Store$13+

Ultra modern and sleek, these acrylic shelves from The Container Store are the perfect subtle touch to add to your space while still displaying your favorite items.


2. Almendarez crown molding wall shelf

traditional white shelf with molding decorated with candles and picture artwork

Buy it at Wayfair$40

Adding a chunky shelf over your fireplace or to display beautiful artwork like this traditional-style shelf will be a statement piece no matter where you decide to hang it in your home.


3. Belham Living Finn floating wedge shelf – set of 3

white shelves on wall with decor

Buy them at Hayneedle | $50+

These modern geometric white wedge shelves come in a set of three and come in either white or brown wood.


4. Gray wood and brass inlay Mehrab wall ledge

hand carved gray wood shelf in the shelving aisle at store

Buy it at World Market$60

Worldly keepsakes can be put on display with this stunning handcrafted wood shelf from India. The brass inlays add a unique finish.


5. Oconner floating shelves – set of 2

two vintage white shelves with picture frames and plants

Buy them at AllModern | $65

Looking for the perfect modern farmhouse shelving? I’m in love with this set of shelves which comes in a walnut wood finish, gray stain, or this gorgeous vintage white finish. The square stacked frame of these shelves give them a modern edge, while the rustic finishes will complement any farmhouse-inspired decor.


6. Floating brass metal shelves

two gold brass shelves on wall with accessories

Buy it at Pottery Barn Kids$70+

While this shelving is technically from a kid’s store, they don’t look childish at all! These sophisticated shelves will add a touch of glam to any chic space!


7. Vigneto shelf

wood and iron shelves on wall next with mirror with other decor

Buy it at Ballard Designs$110+

Any dining room or kitchen becomes complete with one of these wood plank shelves. Choose between a shelf for plates, wine bottles, wine glasses, or all three for a decked out bar area.


8. Concrete sliced floating shelf

concrete shelf on wall with books and other accessories

Buy it at Joss & Main$130 

Not only is this shelf durable, but it’s so unique since it’s made of concrete! I love this minimalist approach since it adds a touch of modern to the perfect space.


9. Industrial walnut wood floating wall shelves – set of 3

side by side photos of iron wood shelves in bathroom with towel rack and accessories

Buy them at AllModern$160

Shelves with industrial pipe detailing are an easy way to get a modern rustic, industrial look in your home. I especially love how these were incorporated in a bathroom and used as a convenient towel rack.

Hip Tip: Love this look but want a more frugal option? Lina made these gorgeous DIY pipe shelving in her home, and I absolutely love how they turned out!


10. Marina macramé wall shelf

large macrame shelves on wall with accessories and floor pillows

Buy it at Urban Outfitters$230

This shelf unit takes on a whole new approach to display macramé that any bohemian style enthusiast is going to love! Plus, it’ll be a conversation piece when friends come over!


Which shelves are your favorite?

Let me know in the comments below!


Sara (sara@hip2behome.com) loves sharing decor that inspires people on a budget and finds joy in traveling to new places.

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  1. Sara

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    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks SO much for taking the time to create this list for us, Sara! SO sorry for any issues you have encountered. We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to check out each item you have mentioned!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      I also just want to let you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to list out all of this feedback. It’s so VERY helpful and we will be passing much of this along to our web developers. Thank you so much. We sure value reader feedback. ❤️

  2. Jen

    So excited for this site! I was actually thinking about suggesting it to you! I love remodeling and building projects, my hubby and I are always working on something. It’s always great to find tips on how to save$$.

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  3. Corina

    Thanks for the ideas.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

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