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Floating Shelves - Why Less is More

Floating Shelves - Why Less is More
Sep 27. 2018


Foregoing wall cabinets in favor of floating shelves is not just a trend, it’s a movement. In one fell swoop, designers eliminate over-fitted spaces, introduce beautiful rustic tones, and balance modern cabinetry and appliances with artisanal style. Instead of hiding, we’re displaying; instead of tightening the space, we’re releasing it. Whether you are interested in our paintable DIY shelves or any one of our variety of wood finishes, Semihandmade’s floating shelves will add interest and warmth, create clear sight lines, and let your kitchen breath.

Image: Zan Passante

Rustic Revival

The kitchen above belongs to Eden Pasante of the Sugar and Charm Blog. Her kitchen needed to photograph well for blog projects, but she also wanted a light and airy family space with plenty of room for entertaining. We love the way the color is broken up by the introduction of natural wood, giving it a warm, custom look. The hidden hardware really makes this combination an impeccable choice (rift white oak over white subway tile).

Image: Sarah Sherman Samuel


As you can see, floating shelves are a great way to introduce varying tones into the kitchen. Pairing one of our wood floating shelving options with a white or colored Supermatte allows for a subtle contrast of color and tones, adding to the visual appeal of your kitchen. Choose from Walnut, Oak, Bamboo, Maple, Mahogany, Teak, Cherry and our always popular paintable DIY options.

Go high!
The triple-stacked open shelving below gives Erika of Tres Designs plenty of room to display her treasured objects and at the same time breathes new life to what would otherwise be a stuffy kitchen.

Image: Hamee Ha for Tres Designs

Image: Jeff Mindell for Light Lab

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