10 Ways To Work With Floating White Shelves

Floating shelves are super versatile and can be added to any space without influencing the overall décor in a drastic way. White shelves in particular are tricky. On one hand, white is a neutral shade which can blend in easily but, on the other hand, it’s also a color that’s perfect for creating strong contrasts if desired.

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Use white floating shelves in the kitchen to maintain an airy and spacious look without neglecting storage. Open shelves are very practical in the kitchen, excellent for storing an displaying dishes, spices and other things.{found on alicelanehome}.

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Similarly, a set of white shelves can provide valuable storage to a small room or one that has a slanted ceiling without making it look cluttered and tiny. This contemporary dining room is a very good example.{found on karlkaffenberger}.

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But in order for this strategy to work, the walls need to be white as well. In a different situation, the shelves and the walls could feature a different color but it’s unlikely that the room to look as spacious as when white was used.{found on leivars}.

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Living rooms can make use of floating white shelves as well. They’re a nice way to display ornaments such as framed photos and personal collections. Use solid, thick shelves to make a statement without standing out.

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A total of 8 floating shelves frame this white fireplace. They blend in beautifully, especially since they’re not overcrowded with decorations. In fact, even an empty shelf can look beautiful given the right context.{found on bmacinteriors}.

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A long wall-mounted shelf can be used to frame a certain décor detail like in the case of this home office. There’s a clear line between the desk and the shelf featuring a soothing gray color. It’s a nice backdrop for the workspace.

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Looking for a way to fill the void on the wall above your bed? Consider a pair of floating white shelves. They’ll look nice on any backdrop, whether it’s patterned wallpaper, simple paint or vibrant-colored. You can use the shelves to display personal items and to make the room feel more inviting.

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But even when the backdrop is not white or similarly colored, a set of white floating shelves can be a good addition. In fact, the shelves will stand out beautifully when they contrast with a black wall for example. This small home office space is an excellent example. These are chalkboard walls and the shelves are suspended from the ceiling.

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Similarly, these white shelves contrast with the black accent walls in this bathroom. It’s an interesting and elegant way to create symmetry in the room, given how the black-framed windows occupy the space at the center.{found on davidgiralphoto}.

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It’s best to coordinate the white shelves with something else in the room, like these shelves form a set with the lower wall-mounted unit. The designer here played with whites and browns to create a pleasant ambiance for the home theater, plus the reclaimed wood paneling adds warmth and texture to the space. In combination with the birch tree wallpaper, the unit brings nature inside in a subtle but beautiful way.{found on cmillsdesign}.