What Do You Put on a Floating Shelf?

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The addition of floating shelves can really add an interesting flair to a room. However, you must put something on the shelf after you put it up to get any use out of it. Here, we will try to help you decide what to put on a floating shelf to make it work in your home.

Styles to choose

When it comes to floating shelves, there are many different stylistic choices you can put in place to make the shelf pop or blend in. Framing one large object, such as a piece of artwork, with several smaller items can be quite nice. Perhaps a matching color scheme of books can help your shelf fit in with the rest of the room. Subtle hues with a splash of color can make a shelf stand out and will draw visitors’ eyes to it. There really are many different styles that you can choose from for your shelving.

Items on the shelf

Choosing what items to put on a shelf can be difficult, as the carrying capacity of the shelf will limit you. You should keep this in mind when installing a floating shelf, as you want your shelf to carry everything you need it to. The most typical items to place on a shelf are artwork and books. Artwork complements the already artistic nature of a floating shelf while being able to match the feel of your home. Books, by nature, are pleasing to look at when stacked together, especially if you keep a theme in mind when stacking them on a shelf. Other objects that can work are plates and bowls, movies, toys, plants, and other items that can hang from the shelves. These objects will elevate your shelves and make your whole room look better.

Hopefully, we’ve answered your questions about what to put on a floating shelf. Even though we have given you this advice, it is important to remember that this is your house. Only do what you will be happy with, as you will be the one who lives with it. These recommendations are general, and you can feel free to take or ignore them as you please.

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