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The 13 Best Kitchen Floating Shelves for Design & Style

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February 28, 2024
Kallista Design

Whether you need extra storage or more room to display your coveted décor, floating shelves may be the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen. Available in an array of styles, materials and finishes, these shelving options are a fashionable addition to the modern kitchen. We’ve created a list of 13 of our favorites in 2024 to help your kitchen remodel.  

Magnetic Hanging Shelves

Our top pick for magnetic floating shelves is the Pendola Wall Shelves by Cattelan Italia. Available in three different sizes, these shelves were designed by Fabio Bortolami and are available in several finishes that can be combined for a custom look. Ideal for holding handheld gadgets, spices, or cookbooks.  

Best Glass Floating Shelf

2 Piece Poplar Solid Wood Floating Shelf

This two-piece floating shelf by Latitude Run® is great for holding some cookbooks and décor items, or even your most-used kitchen essentials.  

Best Wood Kitchen Floating Shelves

Natural wood floating shelves are a great option to accent any kitchen–whether you feature other natural materials or want them to stand out against metallic or industrial décor. These shelves by Imperative Décor are available in several finishes to complement any kitchen.  

Best Wall Mounted Shelves

Rustic Live Edge Floating Shelf

Live edge wood is not only trendy, it’s completely unique. No piece is the same due to its use of the natural edge of the cut wood, creating a rustic and cozy atmosphere. The custom size and width options from this seller make these shelves a great fit for almost any space.  

Best Heavy Duty Floating Shelves

Stainless Steel Floating Shelf 10" Deep for Kitchen, Bathroom and Home

Bring an industrial, high-tech kitchen look to your space with stainless floating shelves from Cascade Manufacturing. Durable, corrosion-resistant, and visually appealing, they’re a great addition to any chef’s kitchen as a modern touch.  

Lighted Floating Shelves

Floating shelves with lighting help create a buzzing ambiance to highlight your featured items. Whether you want to illuminate your bar, high-end china, or simply provide another source of glow in your kitchen, these shelves by J. Thomas Home accomplish the goal.  

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Best Kitchen Floating Shelves for Corners

Corner shelves are an ideal storage solution for kitchen organization, particularly for compact spaces. Whether you need to make the most use of your galley for cooking supplies, or simply don’t have enough wall space to make your kitchen your own with décor, these corner shelves are a great solution.  

Best Industrial Floating Shelves

For an industrial design, these steampunk-style shelving units are decorative as they are. Once you add your own statement pieces, cookware, or supplies, you’ll be ready to make your own creations in your space.  

Best Wall Shelves for Art

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When it comes to displaying art in your kitchen—whether it’s a priceless masterpiece or last year’s family photoshoot—creating safe spaces away from the daily activity of the space is vital. These shelves from West Elm are equipped with a front lip to help keep your pieces safely in place despite the high activity levels in this popular area of your home.  

Farmhouse Kitchen Floating Shelves

Abasi 2 Piece Pine

Add a touch of modernity to your farmhouse kitchen with these whitewashed floating shelves. Their design combines country charm with rustic sensibilities to create a fresh space to display kitchen décor or keep your necessities within arm’s reach.  

Best Modern Kitchen Floating Shelves

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Some shelves speak for themselves, and the Solis Wall Shelf set from West Elm is one of them. A set of four shelves combine to create a mod circle design, which can hold anything from cookbooks to olive oil. This set works especially well with minimalist design.  

Best Wall Shelves: Geometric

Janna Accent Shelf

The Janna accent shelf from AllModern offers an artistic way to store your small kitchen gadgets. Set up your egg timer or place your cocktail shaker on its storage spaces to create a modern geometric accent in your kitchen.  

Best Boho Floating Shelves

2 Piece Accent Shelf

This set of textural bamboo shelves from Novogratz is the perfect touch for a boho kitchen. Offering plenty of vertical storage space, they’re ideal for holding taller bottles or stacking kitchen supplies. They work well as plant shelving for a kitchen with natural light.  

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