I love floating shelves. As you’ll see below, you can get them for different rooms and for various storing functions. There are varieties for the kitchen (glassware, dishware and/or recipe books), living room, bathrooms, bedrooms (floating nightstands), home office and more.
While you can make your own, I find given the price on Etsy, it’s worth buying because you get the braces/support materials to properly install them so they hold well. Another great reason for buying floating shelves at Etsy is many of the sellers offer some degree of customization, which is great. For instance, you can order various lengths and/or as many shelving units as are available.
How did I choose my favorite floating shelves on Etsy?
I spent a lot of time scouring the listings (over 3,000 floating shelves for sale on Etsy).
I put together a long list, the filtered that to a shorter list until I ended up with my top 10. I did, however, strive to include variety in my list. For example, I didn’t choose only kitchen or only living room floating shelves.
Before you check out my list, I include a trend chart to illustrate just how popular this type of shelving is. You’ll notice it’s very popular (for good reason).
Table of Contents
- Trending Big Time
- 1. White with Hooks
- 2. Pipe-Braced Floating Shelves
- 3. Rustic Floating Shelves with Wood Board Background
- 4. Gray Bathroom Cable Floating Shelves
- 5. Hexagon Wood Floating Shelves
- 6. Wine Glass & Coffee Cup Wood Floating Shelf
- 7. White Floating Coat Rack and Photo Shelf
- 8. Floating Bedside Shelf
- 9. Rustic Wood Floating Beam Shelf
- 10. Elegant Floating Shelves with Triangle Braces
Trending Big Time
Since April 2012, floating shelves have been incredibly popular. Check out the trend chart below showing a meteoric rise in recent years. The chart is based on volume of online searches for “floating shelves”.
My Top 10 Floating Shelves For Sale on Etsy
1. White with Hooks
I like this item because it’s simple, offers plenty of shelving space including hooks (hooks are always useful) and can be used in many rooms of the home. It’s narrow so it can be hung in narrow places. It really is a nice addition to pretty much any room and interior design style.
This white chalk painted floating shelf comes with shelves that are 5.5″ deep. The full height is 38″ with a width of 16.5″.
There’s a slight lip on the front to help secure items on the shelf.
It comes with the necessary hardware.
2. Pipe-Braced Floating Shelves
I’d be remiss if I failed to include a pipe style floating shelf. Pipe decor is very popular right now and for good reason. It looks cool. The above are simple, sturdy shelves that can enhance any room.
When ordering, there are several customization options including color and length (15″ to 96″). You can order one, two or more.
The shelf is 7.25″ deep.
3. Rustic Floating Shelves with Wood Board Background
When you need to add decor and functional shelving to a larger wall space, this is a terrific option. This could work well in a living room, home office or foyer.
It comes with heavy duty D ring picture frame hangers to hang on the wall.
Colors: many finishes to choose from.
- 35″ x 24″ x 5″
- 28″ x 20″ x 5″
4. Gray Bathroom Cable Floating Shelves
You can never have enough shelves in a bathroom. These small, easy-to-hang floating pine shelves look great and as you can see are a very simple storage solution. If you like this look, check out designershelving at Etsy to see more examples of configurations of these shelves. It’s pretty cool.
5. Hexagon Wood Floating Shelves
Art meets function. You can have a lot of fun with these hexagon floating shelves. Order one or 20 to add depth and storage to your wall. Each shelf is 14.25″ tall x 16.5″ wide x 6″ deep. While the photo above doesn’t illustrate it, you can also add items on top of these shelving units.
When you place your order, you can choose from a variety of wood types including pine, ash, birch, reclaimed cherry and walnut hardwood.
6. Wine Glass & Coffee Cup Wood Floating Shelf
The thing with coffee mugs and wine glasses is they take up a lot of valuable cabinet space in a kitchen. With a floating shelf like this, you gain cabinet space, enjoy easy access to frequently used glassware and add a nice decorative element to you kitchen.
Dimensions: 24″ wide x 7.5″ height x 5″ deep.
Yes, all the hardware you need to hang this shelf is included.
7. White Floating Coat Rack and Photo Shelf
Have mudroom, need hooks. As many hooks as possible. I know from experience. We have a mudroom and when we moved into our home, the first thing we did was add more hooks. This floating shelf offers both hooks and an upper shelf.
You can order varying widths from 12″ to 36″. This seller also offers longer versions here. There’s also a nice selection of colors (you don’t have to get white).
8. Floating Bedside Shelf
Instead of nightstands flanking your bed, opt for a floating shelf with inside and upper storage. The above floating bedside shelf is my favorite on Etsy. It’s simple, yet offers the storage one needs.
This unit comes in a variety of sizes (which is cool). They are:
- 16 x 10 x 6 inches.
- 20 x 12 x 6 inches.
- 22 x 14 x 6 inches.
What about a drawer?
Yes, you can also opt for one that includes a drawer.
9. Rustic Wood Floating Beam Shelf
Here’s a rustic beam style floating shelf that individually looks great or you can arrange multiple beams into a floating shelving unit. It comes with hardware needed to hang it.
Sizes: You have many sizes to choose from 18″ wide to 60″ wide.
10. Elegant Floating Shelves with Triangle Braces
I have to admit when researching examples on Etsy, this floating shelf design popped out on the page. It’s the 3D triangular brackets that make this particular unit shine (especially on a white wall).
Dimensions: 35.4″ long x 7.8″ deep x 9.8″ height.
Please note: I did not purchase these so I have not personally tested them. This list is based on my personal preference in design style and to some extent, I considered the quality of the customer feedback.