Best floating shelves according to redditors

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u/purewhispers · 56 pointsr/books

Or you can just get one of these and not have to ruin a book in the process...

u/isitmomentum · 20 pointsr/malelivingspace

Redeeming qualities: the desk and the raw wood floorboards. Besides that, pretty much everything has to change. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Remove the cardboard under the chair and the bed
  2. Get a matching bed set
  3. Wall art or posters
  4. Get your clothes out of a cardboard box and put it in a closet or dresser (get one if you don't have one, they can be free or really cheap on CL)
  5. Organize your desk. Get a paper organizer, pen cup, desk plant. A picture frame of loved ones will add some warmth.
  6. With a room this small, I actually wouldn't suggest a rug. It seems unnecessary and would break up the room more than it needs to.
  7. Clean your whiteboard regularly to keep it white. If you really wanna spend money, get a glass whiteboard.
  8. Higher effort: paint either just the wall where the desk is, or just the two side walls
  9. Higher effort: a floating bookshelf above your desk with tasteful stuff/plants would make the place warmer.
  10. Higher effort: replace your white light fixture to something more modern or just simple. The tangled cord doesn't look good.

    Hopefully that's actionable and helpful.
u/BytesByBlondie · 16 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Amazon !

I liked these ones because the back is flat, which allowed me to hang them with (a shit ton of) command strips.

u/throwbible · 11 pointsr/pics
u/Nugrun · 9 pointsr/supremeclothing

Shelf since I wanted it too.

u/BlackCoffee_ · 8 pointsr/malelivingspace

I love the left side of the room. The right side all looks like it came from grandmas guest room. Which it potentially all did... as did my entire first college bedroom, but it's be easy to liven that up and make it yours. You have a pretty cool minimalist, tech vibe going with that desk, lamp and chair. Keeping the other side of the room more simple will let more exciting things be the center of attention.

With the bedspread, a solid light gray is always safe- you could throw that cool blanket on top in the winter too. It lets you get some bright pillows to add color if you want. With the lamp, a cheap way to go would just to get a more simple lamp shade. Something Light gray or white with some texture would be a start.

After that, some blackout curtains and a long curtain rod would be awesome. I imagine it really opening up the feel of the room.

Now plants, it's crazy how much it really livens up a room. If light is low, give this article a read. You'll find something at Home Depot or Lowes that you can take care of. Put some smaller ones on one or two cheap shelves with what ever other cool nicknacks you start gathering at school and it'll feel like a castle man.

I see a lot of stuff about wall decor on here. Get a poster or two if you want, maybe a mirror. Old maps are cool too. Find an old map of whatever town you're in or from. Maybe a cool (quite) wall clock, but don't go crazy; college dorms can start feeling like dungeons when the walls get too crowded.

u/camdendrive · 7 pointsr/makeuporganization

Shelves- From 1-10 the difficulty level was about a 5 with my husband helping. In each bracket there are 3 holes you have to nail into the wall while keeping it even. Using a leveler helped greatly but it took both of us to be able to do it. I'm sure a more handy person wouldn't find it as difficult but I will say they weren't the most user friendly shelves. That said, it took about 45 minutes to do and it looks great! I would definitely say worth it.

u/washichiisai · 7 pointsr/books

Alternatively, you could use these, which create the same effect without damaging books. It's a bit more expensive, but I've liked them.

I still recommend having or finding a "sacrificial" book to put on the bottom, though. It won't get damaged, but getting to it will be a pain.

u/outerrimbandits · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

I got them from Amazon. Here is a link.

Floating Shelves Wall Mounted Set of 3 by Love-KANKEI, Rustic Wood Wall Storage Shelves for Bedroom, Living Room, Bathroom, Kitchen, Office and More

u/hello-everything · 6 pointsr/TaylorSwift

For CDs and magazines you could do picture ledges! 3M makes one that uses command strips in case you don't want to drill into the wall. For posters, I like floating frames or poster kits like this one.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/lifehacks

You're right A bookend also wouldn't allow the back of the cover to stay up.

u/Frankie61576 · 4 pointsr/ActionFigures

Nice young collection, sir. Say, am not sure, but maybe you'll dig this nifty shelf I saw posted on r/actionfigures like 6 months ago by a TMNT fan. Looks nice with figures on it. I'd get it, but 1/6 figures don't fit on it.

u/brillzkree · 4 pointsr/HomeDecorating

I'm not OP but I have the same shelves, they are from Amazon [here] (

u/KidCadaver · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Alex says he would dig if we got these, too. Class-ing up our house up and all!

u/ambelie · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I've found that picture ledges like these work really well.

u/pooperskuper · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I freaked out for a second thinking that I was an idiot, but Amazon confirmed that is how they are supposed to be. phew...

u/noctambulist86 · 3 pointsr/ActionFigures

Just some wall shelves I saw on amazon

Americanflat Set of Three 14 Inch Floating Wall Shelves-White

Had to buy a few of them lol

u/Kizuitah · 3 pointsr/cardistry

These shelves were given to me as a gift back in 2013, and I've just decided to put them up now because they conveniently fit playing cards nicely. I'm not sure if these are the exact ones but I found these on Amazon which are the same dimensions and color.

u/krafty_katt · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Ikea RIBBA 301.525.96 Picture Ledge for Photo Frames, Floating Wall Shelf, Spice Rack, Black, 45.25 Inch X 3.5 Inch

Look at these. you can hang a lot of pics on them of different sizes without getting the overcrowded look. I dig them. I they’re photo ledges and if you scroll through the pics they show what they look like with a bunch of photos on them. I’ve seen them in some staged houses too.

u/Sabotage00 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Greenco Set of 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish

I got 2 sets. They're not very big but they are cheap

u/ninjartist · 3 pointsr/TMNT

It must be this. I've had my eye on it for a while, but $100 is steep.

u/10000plantsLady · 2 pointsr/houseplants

Amazon. Love-KANKEI Floating Shelves Wall Mounted Set of 3, Rustic Wood Wall Storage Shelves for Bedroom, Living Room, Bathroom, Kitchen, Office and More Carbonized Black

The single white one is from Ross

u/AdmiralTadpole · 2 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

$17 on Amazon! I just bought a second set for elsewhere because I loved them so much.

u/blaaaaaargh · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Plants! They're great to have, I have some bamboo right now. I love it. Here's a really pretty bonsai tree!

And you definitely need a crock pot! They're super handy to have, just throw some food in in the morning and come home to a super easy meal, plus leftovers!

An electric kettle is another essential! Especially if you love tea.

Cheap, cute end tables! I turned the top of mine into a chessboard! Fancy-s up my room a lot.

Here and here are some really nice shelves!

You definitely need a set of knives too!

A really awesome bottle opener!

Here are some really cool glasses.

Aaand the cutest sake set ever.

Okay I'll stop linking now. I just really love household-y things! :D

Thank you for the contest and I hope this list helps!

u/bunnysoup · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

I'd so floating bookshelfs with your copies of HP on it for insta-literary wall art.

u/kmyersfile · 2 pointsr/woodworking

EWEI'S HomeWares 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish

u/Jpg316 · 2 pointsr/googlehome
u/ajniedo · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

EWEI'S HomeWares 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish

u/bitchofBacchus · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

I did something similar i think. My books wouldn't all fit into the bookcases I own and I wanted to display some of the nicer, older editions I have, so I bought a dozen of these Umbra conceal floating shelves and just covered a wall with them.

u/we_can_build_it · 2 pointsr/DIY
  1. Yes Home deopt does sell wood. If you have no way to cut wood they can cut it for you, but they are never very exact. You can buy a hand saw and a miter box like this fairly inexpensively to make your cuts. HD sells what is called "whitewood" which is fairly cheap and will work but you could use a higher quality wood to get a better look.
  2. Something like this will alow you to attach it to the wall without seeing any fasteners!
u/Extech · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

Shelf for those interested. It's crazy expensive.

u/AWildVenusaur · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Yup! I believe it was this set.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Try searching for an “outlet shelf” on Amazon. The first few I saw were single outlet, though, which might be a problem. If so, something like this 3M Command floating shelf might work.

u/kaseysospacey · 2 pointsr/makeuporganization
u/Rube_s · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Thank you friend. Here’s the link if you’re interested

u/ScrawberrySnortcake · 2 pointsr/crazystairs

This item IS very cool! Here's a link to Amazon:


Just google "Fire Escape Shelf". There's plenty of other stores that sell this item too.

u/SupremeLeaderSnoke · 2 pointsr/starterpacks

The one I got is just a plastic shelf that is held on with those foamy sticky strips.

it's this one.

u/burnerzero · 2 pointsr/Legodimensions

The official licensed solution

A custom solution using only Lego

A custom solution using only Lego and incorporating the base

Some use a craft or sewing/bead box or various tool sorting boxes.

This ultra thrifty innOVAtive design

Some use a shot glass display case with or without a glass door.

Some use a baseball bat display case on its side

Some use floating shelves or picture frame ledge shelves

u/mcgiggles21 · 2 pointsr/funkopop

my aunt gave me this shelf for my birthday and i have my 9 winnie the pooh pops displayed on it in my dorm. if you have pops with the stands, they fit perfectly as well.

u/boredinbflo18 · 2 pointsr/funkopop

I have the smaller ones and they worked well for two individual Pops. The bigger ones might hold 5-6 Pops unless see if can find risers that fit inside/ontop. Also may want to hang upside down if want to show your Pops feet or not worry about lip causing tight fits on riser .

u/mcholeinpants · 2 pointsr/DIY

Yeah those brackets are ruining the look.

Get these or some sort of cleats, anything going into the studs will support the shelf.

u/Eccentric-Platypus · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Oh do I have some good news for you:

black version

And they adhere to the wall with 3M command strips, no nails or screws.

u/Sciencey · 2 pointsr/playingcards

I picked these up not too long ago. $16, two large shelves can hold 22 decks sideways, the middle ones hold 16, and the small ones hold 11. 98 decks total, and I've been laying some down on top of the full shelves so easily over 100 decks.

u/purebredginger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I like these for stuff like this. You can get a couple sets and put glasses on the top and in the shelf. It turns out to be really cool looking if you add some other fun stuff in there, like maybe a shaker or a glass of stirring rods. If you put them in a single like then you'll have more visibility and you can play around with these. Best of luck!

u/youmaybetheproblem · 2 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

The shelf is actually one of those “invisible” book shelves. My boyfriend had some books there and recently moved them so I just stuck the vase and flowers on top 🤷🏼‍♀️. Here is the shelf.

u/bighomiemartin · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

i bought this and put a chicago flag and a couple of fake plants on it

u/RSFaria803 · 2 pointsr/funkopop

I live in a dorm room and can't put holes in the walls, I use these instead of Ikea shelves


EDIT: I display in box

u/Griggledoo · 2 pointsr/amiibo

They were all super easy to hang up. I'll link the better ones than the ones I had to assemble myself. They are the same price. The square shelves are kind of cool but I would rather have more of the medium size one than the big ones (except for Mega Yarn Yoshi) wish there was a way to order just the medium sized ones. I'll be needed more shelves soon as I already didn't have space to hang my Skymiibo. They were the only ones so I didn't see the point in buying another set of shelves for 4 (8 with their vehicles) so I'm waiting for the 15 pre-orders I have to start coming in before I hang more shelves.

Greenco "U" shaped shelves:

Melannco Square shelves:

u/TexanSince1847 · 2 pointsr/DIY

The smallest keyhole hangers might work. You have to route a recess for them.
If that doesn't work try : this

u/spookydear · 2 pointsr/battlestations

EWEI'S 5 Tier Large Corner Wall Mount Shelf, really neat little nick-nack holder.

u/JoeReMi · 2 pointsr/Vive

It's difficult because the wire is so short between the throttle and stick and the bottom of both is so oddly shaped. I bought a couple of bookshelf thingies Drilled them and attached to my chair arms via some brackets that could release pretty easily and velcro'd the hotas onto the shelves. It's not that elegant but allows for a nice boost in immersion. The wire goes across your lap though, which is awkward. I did see a guide once for extending it...

u/tell_it_slant · 1 pointr/organization

Just off of Amazon! I believe this is what I ordered, this is the largest shelf in the set. I used more sturdy anchors than what it came with to be safe!

u/drd001 · 1 pointr/woodworking

Did a quick search on Amazon for floating shelf bracket and found several solutions including a metal french cleat that supports 200 lbs. Last year I used this for a canary wood shelf.

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a huge fan of floating "invisible" bookshelves. I have a series of these in my office that are staggered up the wall and it looks amazing. You really can't see the shelf; it looks like there are books floating on the wall. :)

u/LPfor3v3r · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love to have these cool 'floating' book shelves. They look awesome, and if you've got a lot of books and nowhere to put them, these would really help.

u/tanshin · 1 pointr/oculus


You Welcome.

u/pbaldovin · 1 pointr/hometheater

i added a better office photo in imgur. i can move the shelf so it's to the right of the desk then somehow have the speakers ear height etc. all i came up with was.. not so good me thinks?

u/bubblegumtrees · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My my my, what lovely bells you've got. creepy santa voice

Moving is always hard, but fun because you get to redecorate. If I were you, I'd display your bells on these floating shelves, spaced veritcally on the part of the wall that isn't covered by your open front door.

Theory: You have 50 bells?

Fact: bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Gallactica

u/missy070203 · 1 pointr/DesignMyRoom

For Curtains: I love this fabric - It's sheer and bright.

As for placement: I agree keep the couch where it is, but maybe take the blanket off the seat cushions and fold it neatly on the back of the couch?

Place some decorative throw pillows on the couch and scoop chair : maybe these? or these

For above the couch you can either buy some canvas wall art or you can search some of your local shops for cheap basic wooden canvas or frames and cover them with fabric you like and stapling them on the back.

Other items: Near the entry way where the plant is sitting on the floor, Can you hang the bike there? Not too high, just keeping the tires a few inches from the floor.

How to hang a bike:

TV: I would wall mount the TV high (eye level when standing) between the windows and hide the cords, you can fish them through the wall or get a kit to run them alongside the window frame and down to the outlet. I would aslo place a floating shelf under the tv for your dvd player and other media:

Here are a few ways to hide the cords:

I would move the trunk and place it on the floor below the TV.

Take the electrical spool and stain/paint as you mentioned in one of the comments and use it as your coffee table.

Take the plant from the floor by the entryway and place it on a decorative stand in front of the window where the bike was with a few other plants you have:

I would ditch the small book shelf by the door. Place a wall mount book shelf above where the bike is hung and another small one above the scoop chair on the shared wall with the kitchen. Go to a local consignment shop and look for some nick knacks and things that speak to you to use as book ends or get a shelf with ends like this:

I would hang wall mount coat hooks above where the book shelf was by the door and sit a small shoe rack on the floor. Like this: and

Leave the dining table where it is. Above the dining set I would look for a brightly colored wood or canvas painting or funky clock.


It looks like there is a guitar in a case in the corner by the bike/window... If so, maybe take it out of the case and display it on a stand- it'll be easy to access for random play time and look cool when not in use.

I know you only mentioned the living room, but I can't help but notice the kitchen. I see you have what looks like a small strip of drywall between the tile above the sink and the start of the sloped ceiling. Maybe place a wall mount paper towel holder on the strip above the sink?

Buy 2 of the wall mount towel holders. Use one over the faucet for paper towles and put the other one to the left of the sink above the counter. Use S-Hooks to hang you coffee/tea cups there.

To the right of the sink between the sloped ceiling and the window? it looks like you have a little bit of was space. Maybe add some small floating shelves there to help keep items off the countertop.

Intsead of the metal dish rack I would place a brightly colored drying mat to the right of the sink and put the cutting board where the dish rack was. This will help give you some counter space to prepare meals and drinks.

u/chemiro · 1 pointr/silenthill

What about floating wall shelves? It's perfect for small and thin items!

u/-Dakia · 1 pointr/woodworking

Judging by the notches in the back, probably something similar to this

u/Gaius_Grahcci · 1 pointr/ActionFigures

Unfortunately it's not sold online, it's from Hobby Lobby's spring collection IIRC.

There is a similar, smaller, much more expensive version on amazon

u/Cutmerock · 1 pointr/amiibo

Amazon : EWEI'S HomeWares 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish

u/suslazar · 1 pointr/funkopop

Thanks! Here’s the link from amazon InPlace Shelving 9084674 Slimline Floating Wall Mountable Shelf with Invisible Brackets, Black, 48-Inch Wide by 8-Inch Deep by 1.25-Inch High

u/_Lunch · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You definitely need some invisible bookshelves!

you're a big girl now!

u/bridget1989 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My total is $18.20


cool hanging wall box shelves!, prime eligible.

I win? I win?

u/cswankers · 1 pointr/funkopop

Np, This is the shelf if your’re interested.

u/lemmedemonstr8 · 1 pointr/comicbookcollecting

I got them all at Ikea in Kansas City.
you can buy them on Amazon but it is cheaper if you have an ikea nearby. I have 4 of the 42" shelves.
The frames are Ikea Nyttja sized 8.5 x 11. $2 in store. link
$10 on Amazon.

u/RumpleAndBelle · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have lots of movie/video game trinkets I like to display in my house but I am running out of room :/ so This [On the house needs list] would be super awesome to have because I can display more of my stuff instead of having it all crammed onto the book shelf in my room. Or the greeting cards on my main wishlist would be awesome I like sending cards to kids/adults here on reddit who post they don't get a lot of mail, having a hard time, etc. The pack comes with 36 which in the long run would save me some money because it would be almost ten dollars more getting them at the store.

Thanks for the contest!

u/ptbus0 · 1 pointr/PS3

These look like they'd work if you have a way of cutting off extra metal, I'd probably get two though and put them side by side. The bigger version's too long.

u/Coolfizz · 1 pointr/amiibo

Bad news. Tried finding the shelves but I can't. I know they're IKEA RIBBA picture ledges. I went on IKEA's website, and I apparently added them to my cart a long time ago, and I was able to look at the tiny picture, but I guess they're not sold there anymore? For some reason, I found them on Amazon but they're a hell of a lot more expensive there. Got mine for around $15 or $20, can't remember. I have the 45 inch shelves. Originally a Nintendo employee tweeted them out and that's how I found out.

u/Frodo-Lives · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Here is the link to the shelves, and the MacBook stand is the BookArc by 12 South that I got used on eBay for about $20.

u/GoTeamJosh · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Thank you! They actually came from Amazon. Here's a direct link. They're super cheap. Not top notch quality or anything but they get the job done.

u/Love-KANKEI · 1 pointr/HomeDecorating

The floating shelves looks not bad!

u/unicorndanceparty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would actually really love this shelving for my room as long as it is in your price range? If not that's totally ok.

u/aungst · 1 pointr/hiphopvinyl

Something like this looks nice. I have a similar shelf from ikea that uses screws instead of command strips that i really like. This will be non damaging though. I read briefly in the reviews that you should buy velcro command strips instead of the ones they provide if you plan on hanging something that isn’t super light (like records)

u/Letscookblue · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/DesolationRobot · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

There are some 3M command shelves. They're quite small and hug the wall pretty closely to avoid leverage against the adhesive.

If you want anything bigger than that then you're putting holes in the wall. Pro-tip: rub some paste wax or something slick on the edge of the shelf that's going to be making contact with the wall. Makes it much less likely that it sticks to the paint and pulls the paint off the wall when you go to remove it.

u/teenaamariee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think it's these

u/lovinglogs · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

these are awesome to put things in

Surprise me! Hope your room turns out awesome!

u/dsteinwedel · 1 pointr/DIY

I used these, which Amazon doesn't seem to have in stock. Didn't find a lot of products out there when I was originally searching.

u/Intrikate · 1 pointr/battlestations


They work great and fit quite a few pop's