Slimline floating shelves are a great option for areas tight on space that need to maximise storage but selecting the correct shelf depth is an important part of making sure your wall shelves are functional.

In our guide to selecting the correct floating shelf size we give measurements for the most common shelf uses, along with a few tips on how to make sure your shelves will best suit your space.

Decorative Floating Shelves for Art, Prints and Photography
Timber Floating Shelf Ledge above Vanity

For displaying Art, Prints and small mementos a ledge style floating shelf is a great option.  These shelves usually measure between 100mm and 180mm and are generally best suited to leaning art or prints on a slight angle.  This option is also popular in bathrooms and ensuites

TIP: We can add a small lip or groove to help art, prints or photos to stay in place, this looks great in timber but also consider using brass, matte black or other materials to suit your space. 


Floating Shelves in Kitchen
Standard Floating Shelves

Our standard floating shelves are 200mm deep making them a versatile size for vases, displays, cups or glasses and other smaller items.  This depth allows each piece to be a feature without compromising on space.






Floating Shelf in Kitchen next to rangehood
Deep Floating Shelves

These shelves usually measure anywhere from 250mm to 400mm and are a popular choice in the kitchen or study where the extra depth is useful to store plates, platters and books.

When installed properly, these solid timber shelves are strong and can hold a reasonable amount of weight.  It is important to discuss how you will use your shelf with your installer to make sure shelves are installed to suit your unique needs safely.

Floating Timber Desk with Floating Shelves
Floating Desks

Floating desks are usually sized between 400mm and 700mm depending on the space and how the desk will be used.  The slimline 400 – 500mm floating desk is often well suited for more compact spaces, apartments or for an occasional study space.  In comparison, the 600 – 700mm desk size suits working from home, a home study/office or gaming setups where you may be using multiple monitors, room for a keyboard, mouse, books and need enough space to feel comfortable.

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