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3 reasons why floating shelves should be on your DIY ’to-do’ list 

by Freddie Armstrong

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With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, now is the perfect time to make a dent in your DIY ‘to-do’ list. Here are 3 reasons why you should add installing floating shelves to your list, if it isn’t there already.

  1. Floating shelves make use of unused wall space

One of the best things about a floating shelf is that it can create much-needed extra surface space, without taking up space on the floor.

With the average living room in newly built homes now nearly a third smaller than it was in the 1970s, finding clever ways of using our limited living space is a must.

Floating shelves offer us the ideal solution – they create extra display and storage space on our walls, without the need to take up any precious floor space and, as the fixings are invisible, you won’t be compromising on style.

We now also offer a range of floating shelves suitable for plasterboard walls. Perfect for internal walls in new builds!

  1. Declutter your other surfaces with the help of a floating shelf

Create an illusion of spaciousness by moving that pile of books on your coffee table and the family photos on your hallway table, to a floating shelf. Keeping the surfaces that you use on a daily basis free of clutter, can not only help to make your house feel bigger, it also makes it easier to clean!

  1. Floating shelves are the ideal space to create a stylish display

If you’re getting bored of staring at the same four walls, installing a floating shelf or two may be exactly what you need.

Creating a display on a floating shelf can help to liven up an otherwise uninteresting space.

What you put on a floating shelf will depend on which room you want to install it in. In the kitchen, for example, you may want to put a few piles of plates, some upturned wine glasses and your favourite cookery books. You could even add hooks underneath your shelf for your mugs.

In the living room, you may want to opt for a mixture of family photos, candles and your favourite ornaments. Adding a few flowers (real or fake), can really draw your eye to the area and create a focal point in your room.

In your bathroom, you could use floating shelves to store rolled up towels, a basket of flannels and some of your favourite toiletries.

Order your floating shelves from Traditional Beams

Our floating shelves come in a range of finishes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one to suit your space. We also offer a bespoke floating shelf service, so you can order the exact size you need. Just get in touch for more information.

As well as a fitting kit, our floating shelves also come with easy-to-follow fitting instructions. If you have any questions about their installation, get in touch to speak to one of our team.

Until next time, stay safe 🙂