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7 Floating Bookshelves for Inspiration

7 Floating Bookshelves for Inspiration

The floating bookshelf has become a pretty popular trend as of late, but floating bookshelves can be traced back centuries, and have always been a way to add some flair to your walls. Rather than leaving your books laying out on your coffee table or around your house where they can be easily damaged or misplaced, you might consider putting up a few floating bookshelves to safely store them.

Not only do floating bookshelves look awesome, but they provide you with a way to save space and add decoration to your home, at a very low price. Let’s have a look at 7 floating bookshelves you can put up to let your guests know that you are both stylish, and well-read.


This curved floating bookshelf is not what you would expect, and that’s exactly why it works so well. The physics behind this piece of art allow it to effortlessly hold up your books at angles that make it look like they should have tumbled off a long time ago. If you have plaster walls, you might need to take a special approach to hanging this one. When it comes to floating bookshelves, this one is among the coolest and most attractive you can have in your home. This shelf goes above and beyond the simple illusion of a floating shelf, and might have your guests wondering if they’ve walked into some sort of funhouse for a moment. If you’re looking for both a piece of modern art, and a functional floating bookshelf, you can’t go wrong with this curved beauty. Source: http://floatingshelf.org/curved-floating-shelf-5-cool-design-ideas/

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Here we have a much simpler design, intended to give you the flexibility of a floating shelf without any nonsense. While many floating bookshelves are meant to stack your books horizontally, this one lets you hang them vertically with no nails required. A nice twist on the normal floater that supports your books from the bottom, this shelf allows you to maintain a perfectly straight line across the top of your books. Source: http://floatingshelf.org/10-beautiful-floating-shelf-for-books/

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Just when you thought floating bookshelves couldn’t get any more creative. This Superman inspired bookshelf is shaped similar to the logo on Superman’s chest, and it’s almost as strong as him too. You might actually be able to fit an entire collection in this shelf, with room to spare. If you’re looking for a new twist on an old classic, this floating self is exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you’re a parent looking to spice up your kid’s bedroom, or just a hardcore nerd yourself, this piece is a must-have. Source: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/floating-bookshelves/

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While floating bookshelves do look pretty awesome anywhere, they also make really good space savers. If you have a lot of books that you don’t know what to do with, rather than tossing them in a dusty closet somewhere you can find a tucked away space to store them on the wall. Underneath a staircase is the perfect spot, just make sure to knock those cobwebs off every once in a while. Source: https://lifehacker.com/398956/under-the-staircase-floating-bookshelves

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Have you got a handful of epic books that deserve more than just a shelf? This floating bookshelf features a sticker underneath showing a superhero lifting your collection in the air. This piece could be reserved for your favorite and most impactful books, or a series that you think deserves a little extra showing-off. Source: https://www.amazon.com/Umbra-Conceal-Floating-Bookshelf-Silver/dp/B000UO4KXY

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If you’re going for a more urban yet rustic feel, this “plumber pipes” floating bookshelf is right up your alley. It gives the impression that you are living tucked away in a city somewhere, storing your stash of knowledge in the only place available, on your plumbing. Thankfully these pipes will never leak and ruin your books, but they will look awesome no matter where you put them. Source: http://floatingshelf.org/10-beautiful-floating-shelf-for-books/plumber-pipes-floating-bookshelf/

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Last but not least we have a beautiful floating bookshelf with a colorful outline. This piece is great for storing your book collection next to a wall mounted TV or video game system. It allows you to at least keep your books in sight while you spend all your time playing video games and watching TV. With this shelf, you can truly have your cake and eat it too. Source: http://floatingshelf.org/decor-tips-for-your-floating-shelves-ideas/