Creative Ways to Use Floating Shelves in Your Loft Apartment

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Living in a loft apartment boasts an open and modern interior design concept. When styled well, this openness can make the space feel bigger but limits the amount of storage space available. Today, we will discuss the creative ways to use floating shelves in your loft apartment to maximize your storage while emphasizing your style.

Floating Shelves Complement Your Apartment’s Modern Concept

Adding floating shelves throughout your loft apartment is a great way to complement the modern concept. With no walls to separate rooms, floating shelves help define different spaces without closing them off. And with a wide range of shelving styles available, you’re bound to find the perfect look to pair with your apartment.

How Floating Shelves Add Storage to Your Apartment

There are numerous ways floating shelves provide functional storage in a loft apartment. Let’s look at some ideas to inspire you.

Kitchen Storage: Maximize your kitchen space by installing floating shelves. Use them to store spices, kitchen appliances, cookbooks, dinnerware, and utensils. Sprinkle decorative items – such as artwork, baskets, and book stacks – on the shelves to enhance the visual appeal. 

Mini Bar: Small floating shelves work well as a minibar to showcase your favorite liquors, cocktail glasses, and bar accessories. Strategically place them between your kitchen and dining or living room to create a seamless flow between the two spaces.

Bathroom Storage: Declutter your vanity countertop by installing floating shelves in your bathroom. They add storage and elegance to the space and extend the open and airy vibe of the rest of the loft. They’re the perfect place for toiletries in baskets, towels, and décor pieces.

Stylish Work Area: Install a floating shelf in a small corner of your loft to create a minimalist work area. You can house your laptop, papers, and office supplies here. Add a chair and creative lighting to complete the space. If you enjoy reading, this space can also be used as a reading nook.

Bedroom Storage: Floating shelves work well in the bedroom as alternative nightstands. Since they hang from the wall, they illude continuity with the rest of the loft by keeping the open floor plan. Some floating shelves offer under-shelf LED lighting – a helpful feature when paired next to a bed.

Gallery Wall: Create a gallery wall in your living room or dining room area. Use floating shelves either as a foundation for the gallery or to accent it. They will draw the eye toward the gallery, making it a statement piece in your loft. 

Fireplace: The wall around a fireplace is an excellent place to install floating shelves. Place them on either side in a finish that complements the mantel. Install only a few shelves or create a beautiful focal point by adding several rows that mimic a bookcase. These shelves are perfect for storing books, blankets, photos, plants, and décor items. 

Floating shelves are a great way to give a unique touch to your loft apartment. They offer a budget-friendly way to decorate and create storage while allowing you to show off your style. With some creativity, you can make floating shelves work in any style loft apartment.

Now that you have ideas for using floating shelves in your loft apartment, check out some options and styles available. Brainstorm how you can use floating shelves to give a modern feel to your own living space.

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