5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Floating Shelf

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Floating Shelf

If you’re into interior decor, installing new furniture in your home or office can be very exciting. Floating shelves are a functional decor choice that has been gaining popularity over the last few years. And when you see the kind of character it can add to your space, you can definitely understand why. 

If you are considering floating shelves for your space, you’ve likely imagined how it will fit in with all your other furniture and envisioned just how you will decorate it. However, before you jump right into the purchase, there are a few things you should consider. The last thing you want is to end up choosing the wrong shelves simply because you didn’t know the different factors that can influence your choice. 

So, here’s what to avoid when choosing your floating shelf. 

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Floating Shelf

  1. Choosing the wrong location - So you’ve just seen a set of floating shelves and decided you had to have them in your space, but where? Knowing the precise location is crucial since so many other factors will depend on this. Will you be mounting it on concrete or drywall? These are important questions to consider since they may affect exactly where you mount the shelves. Knowing where your wall supports are, for example, is pivotal since it may affect just how much weight you will be able to apply to a certain area. 
  2. Not considering capacity - You need to know beforehand what you will be using the shelves for. Are they just decorative and will only hold small plants and other ornaments? Or will you be adding books? Even if you’re the type of person who loves to move around a room and change the decorations from time to time, it’s good to know the type of things you’ll be placing on these shelves so you can estimate the weight as best as possible. The dimensions of a shelf that will be bearing the weight of small inside plants will differ greatly from a resting place for books. 
  3. Choosing the wrong color - The overall flow and color pallet are important for any furniture or decor piece you’ll be adding to a room. Even if you choose to hop onto the mismatched furniture tone trend, you still have to have some level of uniformity. Whether you’re going with neutrals or want to add a pop of color to your floating shelves, consider the other furniture in the room, the color of the wall, and even art pieces. Having a color scheme will help everything to blend seamlessly. 
  4. Underestimating precision and quality - The last thing you want when installing your shelves is to realize that your brackets are not properly proportioned or welded correctly. Quality and consistency are paramount for a project like this to keep the shelves from being lopsided. You also want to ensure that the promised weight is what you’ll be getting. If you’re expecting to place books on the shelves, but the quality received dictates that you can only use them for light decorative items, you’re going to run into issues.
  5. Not thinking about the installation - Floating wall shelves are not typically difficult to install unless the quality and precision of the brackets or the shelves themselves are incorrect. This is why we don’t suggest just going to any random welder or carpenter to have your shelves done. 

If you’re looking for quality floating wall shelves that are easy to install, Peter’s Goods is the place to shop. We have a variety of colors and styles, and you can decide if you want a 2-tier wall shelf or a single shelf. Our shelves are:

Easy to Install - Includes easy step-by-step directions to set up, even for beginner DIYers.

Ultra Durable - Features powder-coated steel frames and treated wood panels, ensuring a smooth and scratch-resistant finish.

Quality Build - Designed with premium-grade Paulownia, Pine, and Cedarwood, ensuring lightweight and exceptional strength that’s warp, water, crack, and split resistant.

Ready to incorporate storage and decor in your space? Shop with Peter’s Goods now!