We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs.

Photography by Michael Wiltbank

If you have yet to hear, hanging shelves—floating included—are making a major statement this fall. Well, according to Pinterest anyway. So, we set out to uncover the style-focused ideas, buys, and DIYs, to help you usher the trend home. Take a look!

Photography by CODY GUILFOYLE
Establishing a focal point in a room generally requires a wow-worthy decor accent that heavily stands out from its surround. A well-curated shelf is one foolproof way to do so. Here, Ikea’s Ekby shelf comes paired with a set of lustrous brackets, easily earmarking itself as a show-stopping moment. 
Photography by CARLOS MUNTADAS

When an ultra minimalist design aesthetic in the kitchen translates to a lack of cabinets, an alternate form of storage becomes essential. In this stunning Barcelona kitchen, designed by Marta Castellano-Mas and the Serrat-Tort architecture studio, a hanging storage system makes the most of the open-air concept, allowing the modest slew of dinnerware and potted greens to stand out.


Can you think of a more charming method for displaying the little ones’ equally fun-sized belongings? This mod hanging shelf from Ferm Living doubles as the ideal storage unit that’ll look good in just about any space.

Tour the rest of this dreamy nursery on A Cup of Jo.


Who knew that a pair of hanging shelves as lovely as these could be easily crafted? All you need are a couple of boards, rope, and metal ring—crafting accessories go without saying—to recreate these minimalist shelves.

Get the how-to on Why Don’t You Make Me.

Photography by Brittany Ambridge
We love floating shelves for their sheer versatility and ability to seamlessly blend in with their surroundings. In this light-filled Upper West Side apartment, a set of Ikea’s classic Lack shelves stand in as the ideal method for displaying a wide array of vibrantly colored titles. 
While this multi-use shelf can stand alone, we’d opt for the hanging version in order to maximize floor space in a tiny apartment. In addition to that, the dual-toned unit is definitely chic enough to double as a decorative wall accent. 
Photography by whitney morris
Small-space savant Whitney Leigh Morris surely knows how to make the most of limited square footage, and hanging shelves are an essential. In her makeshift entryway, a hanging branch comes paired with a set of S-hooks, allowing for versatile storage opportunities. 
Photography by MOLLY WINTERS

Austin designer Claire Zinnecker‘s idea of a solid shelf unsurprisingly entails one fastened by sleek leather straps. Used to house her eclectic assortment of decorative accents, the hanging shelf wouldn’t be the same sans the playful collection of scissors beneath.

No room for a nightstand or side table? No problem. Take a page out of Whitney Leigh Morris‘ book and opt for a hanging one instead!