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Most of us have a blank wall in our house or apartment that we simply don’t know what to do with. Maybe it’s an elongated hallway, the space above the sofa or a corner of the bathroom.
Whatever the design dilemma might be, floating shelves can help. In fact, they’re one of the easiest ways to tackle a blank canvas — creating visual interest with layers and texture. We’re particularly fond of geometric floating shelves, which exemplify a modern aesthetic. Scroll on to check out these nine shapely designs, all priced under $200.
1. Diamond cross planes shelf from Urban Outfitters, $139
With durable pine and a diamond-shaped iron frame, this tiered shelf will cause your walls to sparkle like never before. Use it to display books, succulents, glassware and other personal items.
2. Hexagon wood curio shelf from Restoration Hardware Teen, $139
Knowing how to use “fam” and “woke” in a sentence is (thankfully) not a prerequisite for shopping at RH Teen. The retailer offers these solid wood curio shelves in four geometric configurations, but the hexagon is our favorite.
3. A frame shelf from CB2, $89.05
This triangular shelf is acute! Made with 100 per cent iron, its tri-level shelves can hold weighted items like candles and ceramic pots. Mount it rightside up or upside down for an elemental vibe.
4. Radial wall shelf from The Land of Nod, $189
While you may not be filling yours with plastic dinosaurs, The Land of Nod is the go-to retailer for quirky floating shelves. There are countless opportunities for creating vignettes within this circular shelf, and its vibrant red color makes it feel like a stand-alone art piece.
5. Metal house shaped shelf from Target, $48.99
Even if you live in a shoebox in the sky, you can still integrate the house-shaped decor trend into your space. The brushed gold finish gives it a more grown-up look, but don’t be surprised if your kids start using it as a dollhouse.
6. Wooden teardrop shelf from Fab, $160
This tear-shaped hanging shelf is giving us all the feels. Designed by Olivia and Lee Goodwin of The Wavertree Co., it boasts five pockets for showcasing your favorite trinkets. The shelf hangs from a string (so it’s relatively renter-friendly) and is crafted from cedar and brass.
7. HAY Pivot shelf from Huset, $88
Turn a new corner with this Pivot mounted shelf by Danish design brand HAY. It can be configured in a number of ways and comes in a mint, nude, light blue or mirror finish.
8. Wood and brass metal wall storage from World Market, $29.99 – $39.99
If you want to maximize your look but not your budget, these wood and brass shelves from World Market are the way to go. Pair them together for an elegant, mid-century modern look.
9. Geo shelf from Urban Outfitters, $89 each
A five-sided shape is technically a pentagon, but this wall shelf from Urban Outfitters is out of whack. Purchase it on its own to add a bit of intrigue to your space, or in multiples to make a statement.