Google has spoken, and floating shelves are the next big trend in kitchen decor.

By Claudia Fisher
Updated June 05, 2019
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Yesterday, Google released a list of the top home trends you can expect to see a lot of in summer 2019. Among some general design ideas gaining traction, like black-and-white kitchens and coastal bedroom ideas, the search engine noted one particular kitchen accessory has skyrocketed in popularity since this time last year. When compared to this time last year, “floating shelves in kitchen” is up by 4,150 percent. We’ve already seen the use of floating shelves gain steam in bathrooms, so it makes sense homeowners want to bring the modern—and efficient—style into more rooms where both ample storage and chic aesthetics are necessary.

Below are our top picks for floating shelves to add to your kitchen so you don’t get left behind in one of the hottest home trends of the summer. (By the way—here’s how to install floating shelves in your kitchen yourself.)


Distressed wood is a great match if you’re trying to up the beachy vibes in your kitchen or are specifically designing a summer home. This rustic floating wall shelf also comes in walnut if you prefer a more natural finish.

To buy: $50;


This industrial-chic unit is perfect for a rustic-styled kitchen. The iron piping provides a striking contrast to the wood planks, and any kitchen tools you choose to put on top of the shelves will look more like strategic decor touches than necessary cooking utensils.

To buy: $92;


For major modern farmhouse vibes, these floating wall shelves feature a simple natural wood look with angular, dark hardware. There’s flexibility with which direction you want the matte metal brackets to face, leaving room for experimentation with the overall look.

To buy: $27 (was $30);


For a little extra security against spills or accidents, these floating wall shelves for kitchens feature a metal bar that keeps your items tucked toward the wall. With a thin bar running along the bottom shelf, you can hang dish towels or hooks for pots, pans, and other kitchen tools.

To buy: $30;


Also in the rustic vein, these floating wall shelves maximize their size by providing storage use both on the top and bottom of each shelf. The wine and cocktail glass rack on the underside of this set not only makes your kitchen look like a professional bar, but it will free up a lot of the clutter you probably have in the cabinets above your sink.

To buy: $98 (was $150);