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Installing Floating Shelves 2020 [Updated]

Decorating and customizing your space is a lot of fun! From vases and books, to picture frames and candles, there are tons of decor that will turn your house into a home. But these cute additions need a place to live, and your coffee table only has so much room.  

Say hello to floating shelves! These are great to display your every day, or seasonal, decor items – and they’re not too difficult to install! Follow these seven easy steps to create and install your own.

1.   Buy necessary materials

It’s time to take a trip to your local hardware store to get the materials for your floating shelves. You need to pick and choose your wood (for the shelf or shelves themselves – ask an associate what’s the best kind to get) and all the additional materials if you don’t already have them. We’re going to use shelf brackets to hold our shelves in place, so here is the supply list:


–      Shelf (Shelves) and bracket

–      Tape measure

–      Wall Anchors

–      Screws

–      Handheld Electric Drill

–      Screwdriver

–      *Level (optional)

–      *Stud Finder (optional)


2.   Find studs in the wall

If you have a stud finder, using it is pretty easy. Just slide the device along the wall until it shows you where the stud is (studs are typically 16 to 24 inches apart). Use a pencil to mark their placement for future reference.

*Purchasing a stud finder is optional because there is a method you can use to find them yourself. Search for studs by knocking on the wall and listening for a solid sound (not a hollow one).


3.   Drill a hole at shelf location

Now it’s drilling time! Use your electric drill and bracket to make your first hole in the wall – make sure that it’s going into a stud, so it’s secure.

*Quick tip – use a small piece of tape as a marker for the drill bit so you don’t drill too far into the wall.

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4.   Secure first bracket in holes

For this step, you need to secure your brackets on the wall. Turn and tighten the bracket so you feel a bit of resistance – remember lefty loosey, righty tighty 😊.


5.   Create holes + install the second bracket

Before you start working on the other brackets, use your wall level, so you are 100% sure that your shelf will be straight and even. We suggest measuring the distance from each bracket, so you’ll know where to drill the holes for your shelves. Measure it multiple times to make sure you aren’t making any mistakes (no one likes a slanted shelf).

Handheld levels are always good to use, but if you don’t want to buy one there’s another option. Some smartphones have free wall level applications – that can do the trick! With both your wall level app and DIY stud finder method, you can definitely save some cash.


Once you choose where the second bracket will go, make a tiny pencil mark on the wall and double-check what the distance is. Continue with the same drilling process, but this time with a drill bit. Then, put the bracket in the second hole and twist it until it feels secure.

6.   Drill bracket holes into shelves

You’re almost finished! Use your bracket measurements and make a little dot on the back of your shelf. Once you are positive that the holes are level, use your power drill to put holes into the wood.

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7.   Slide shelves into place

Double-check to make sure there’s no excess dust inside the holes, then slide the shelf, or shelves into place and start decorating!


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