10 Floating Kitchen Shelves That’ll Add Instant Storage to Your Space

published Feb 23, 2024
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Organized white kitchen with wooden shelving and decor.

Here at The Kitchn, we know how important having the right storage is. That’s why we’re constantly on the hunt for everything from pieces that’ll transform your cabinets into an organized wonder to drill-free (read: renter-friendly) solutions that can seriously up your storage game. While these additions can be game-changing, there’s one classic form of storage you shouldn’t sleep on: a good floating shelf. Not only is open shelving a great small-space storage solution (always look for ways to take advantage of that vertical space when you can!), but it also doubles as a chic style element. Floating shelves are an especially nice choice thanks to the illusion that many of them provide of simply “floating” in air, adding instant interest to your space. Looking for some stylish floating kitchen shelves for yourself? Below, check out 10 of our favorite picks, guaranteed to elevate your kitchen storage in an instant.

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We love when a shelf packs a punch — in this case a built-in paper towel roll holder. Available in two wood grains either with or without this feature, this chic shelving set also features a metal fence that'll help make sure items don't fall off, a must if you plan on using these storage shelves to house anything glass.

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was $59.99

When you think of a floating shelf, something like the HOOBRO floating shelves is likely what comes to mind. Thin, clean-lined, and the perfect example of the "floating" illusion, these shelves come in five colors and sizes, not to mention equipped with all the mounting hardware to need to get the job done in a flash.

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Pottery Barn

Like the look of a traditional floating shelf, but want something with a heavier look? Check out the bestselling Benchwright shelves from Pottery Barn. These shelves feature a thicker design that makes them sturdier as well as a gorgeous mango wood construction that give them a unique color that's easy to incorporate into most kitchens!

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For those who love their decor to have a little funky flair to it, we're seriously loving this set from Sttoraboks. Coming with three shelves, the tangerine-colored acrylic fence gives these shelves one of the most unique looks we've come across, making them a must for anyone looking for unique kitchen shelving.

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West Elm

Carry your love of all things mid-century to your kitchen with these stunning burnt wax wood shelves from West Elm. This shelf comes in two lengths and is perched upon brass Jordan Brackets offering a modern, clean-lined look that's easy to adore.

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Kitchen shelving with built-in lighting? Say less! These custom floating shelves from Etsy are a kitchen renovator's dream with recessed LED lighting to make brightening up your kitchen a breeze. Choose from a range of sizes and four finishes to create the shelving set-up of your dreams.

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Ballard Designs
was $289.00

For a glam moment, check out the Mineret Shelf from Ballard Designs. Featuring an antique brass gallery rail supported by petite turned posts, this light and airy shelf is a sight to behold on its own, and one that will be instantly elevated once you put your touch on it.

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Pottery Barn

Another Pottery Barn bestseller, the Holman Handmade Floating Ledges are a great choice for anyone looking for options and security. Coming in four sizes, two depths, and three finishes, the options are endless. Combine that with a smart design that features a security lip on the edge to keep items from falling and it's easy to see why shoppers adore these shelves!

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Pottery Barn
was $199.00

Now this next one might be specific to the wine lovers among us, but it's worth the call out. The Brighton Entertaining Wine Storage Shelf is the ultimate 2-in-1, serving as a functional shelf and a wine glass mount. Pair it with the matching bottle shelf and you'll have a wall bar set in moments.

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was $83.99

Now if a unit is what you're looking for, let's chat about the Bestier Pipe Shelf Floating Shelving Unit. Offering some industrial flair to your kitchen, this two-shelved system features wrought iron supports that extend to the base of the system, doubling as either a towel rack or a place to hook kitchen essentials like tools or mugs.