These $35 “Invisible” Amazon Shelves Create Wall Storage out of Thin Air

published Feb 13, 2024
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
bed, exposed closet, and purple coffee station with floor to ceiling curtains
Credit: Su Tashan

It’s official: “Bookshelf wealth” is 2024’s latest interior decorating trend. To achieve this extremely personal yet well-styled aesthetic coined on TikTok by designer Kailee Blalock of House of Hive, you’re going to need somewhere to put all your books and keepsakes. Whether you have a smaller space or just want to declutter, I have the perfect small-scale find: Amazon’s invisible floating shelves.

You’re probably familiar with bulky, wooden floating shelves, but when you use these slim-profile versions, it’ll look like your book collection is suspended in midair (in the best way).  

These steel-coated, wall-mounted shelves come in a set of four for $34.99 and measure 6.38 inches wide and 4.53 inches deep, so they don’t take up much room. Thanks to the shelf’s sub-5-inch depth, you can pull off the “floating books” magic trick when you place your titles on top and “hide” the entire shelf. Even if you don’t own dozens of books, you can use this storage solution for magazines and other decor — each shelf supports up to 15 pounds. They’re also perfect for displaying small plants or vases to play with vertical height and add visual interest to your space.

Best of all, you can hang these minimalist white shelves just about anywhere: Use them as a floating nightstand by your bed, or level up your Zoom background with the four-piece set styled in your home office. They’re also especially ideal for narrow or unconventionally shaped spaces, as you might find between windows. The shelves also come with all the necessary hardware — just remember to mount using the included wall anchors if you can’t secure these to a wall stud. 

Ultimately, your sets of books will double as wall decor, and you can stock up on extra floating shelves as your reading collection and “bookshelf wealth” vibe grows. Have fun with different styling options here, too, like color-coding the spines or organizing each shelf by author or genre.

Buy: Storage Maniac Invisible Floating Shelves, $34.99