Wall-mounted shelves are a genius way to add big storage for small items throughout your house without using any floor space. They are perfect additions to any tiny space and go well in just about every room you can think of. Mounted shelves can be anything from big storage cabinets to small floating individual shelves or an indoor outdoor wood rack. In this post, we're going to simplify the terms a little bit and make it easy for you to pick out the perfect wall mounted storage or bookshelf option from our recommendations below.
let's start with floating shelves
Obviously they are not floating but they sure look like it. Floating shelves can come in many different sizes and shapes. The biggest drawback of floating shelves is that they are for smaller items. Due to the nature of the design, a floating shelf has to be smaller in size to be able to keep all of the mounting hardware completely hidden. This doesn't mean that they can't hold a good amount of weight, it just means that the shelf itself is limited in size. In fact, if done right floating shelves could hold up to 300 lbs, on the smaller end some may hold just 5 lbs. Scroll down below to find our Best Floating Shelves
Easy DIY FLOATING SHELVES No bracket
One great thing I love about floating shelves is how easy they can be to make. Even if you don’t know much about building just about anyone can make a do it your self floating shelf. Here is a great example of a DIY floating Shelf.
The best Floating Shelf is made by Joel's Antiques & Reclaimed Decor
-Sizes come in 24”, 30”, 36”,48” 60”72”
-they also come in four different colors: mocha, black, grey, and medium brown.
-Reclaimed wood, a piece of history preserved, 100% made in Wisconsin
-3 coats of a commercial poly flat finish
- super easy mounting hardware included
Joel's Antiques & Reclaimed Decor makes many different beautiful reclaimed shelving options. Find them all here in there Amazon Store.
Veken Floating Shelves Rustic Wall Mounted
Right Now this is my favorite non floating shelf on Amazon right now\ due to the look at a very cheap price. They call it a floating shelf, but it's not really floating. You can see all the mounting hardware so to me its just a shelf, but that doesn't change how good it looks.
-you get three shelves of different sizes
-they can hold up to 40 lbs
-made from paulownia wood and solid powder-coated brackets
Wallniture Bali U Shape Bookshelves
They float and they are made of tough metal. I like the price compared to some other expensive brands.
Wall Mounted Storage Racks and Shelves
Wall Storage doesn't have to be boring. You can have style and storage, design and function. A wall-mounted storage rack will have multiple shelves, can hold lots of items, and will not try to conceal the mounting hardware. These types of storage shelves come in much larger sizes and can hold a lot more weight than a floating shelf.
Industrial Retro Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Hung Bracket Diy Storage Shelving Bookshelf
This will be the next shelf that I buy and hang. I love this piece with Iron Pipe and your own added Natural wood, whats not to love. It's industrial and unique, it will be a great piece of art and storage shelves at the same time.
-Rustic Industrial DIY Handmade Multifunction Pipe Bracket, you get all the pipe you need to build the racks for the wood
-you pick your own wood separately and add it in for the shelves.
Here is an example of wood you can order that is ready to use for shelves. Or you can make your own.