Creating a livable space can be difficult, especially if you are short on space. Thankfully, the minimalist design is in right now so you can get away with being both trendy and practical. Just because the design is minimalist doesn’t mean it can’t be warm or friendly though. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that there are plenty of DIYs that actually warm up the space, usually less material. If you are looking to incorporate this kind of style, try out some floating shelves. They’re unique looking and will save you a ton of money and space in the long run.
If you are wondering where to find tiny plants like these, check out your nearest IKEA. They’ve got a ton of choices! My favorite is bamboo. It is pet friendly and very resistant to my poor gardening skills.
If you’re in love with pastels like I am, paint some containers and fill them with cute varying color of green plants. Succulents are excellent for micro gardens.
Copper Hat Rack
Create an entry way, even if you are short on space, by creating a floating shelf that stores your hats and scarves.
You’ll never have to worry about dust under your furniture if you make the ground underneath easily accessible for routine cleaning.
Floating shelves can be used to accentuate areas of your home, in this case, a cute minimalist painting.
Plants & Figures
Have some figurines but don’t want clutter? Pick your favorite, make sure they’re color coordinated, and mix them with some plants on this multi purpose shelving unit.
If you prefer a more masculine vibe to your home, re-purpose some old belts (they’re very durable) to use in this DIY shelf.
Add some warmth to your home with this minimalist French style floating shelf. It’ll look great in your kitchen or anywhere else you need that extra storage space.
Just because these shelves are large doesn’t make them any less minimalist. You can see that it still look clutter free.
These dainty vertical shelves are amazing at making your ceiling look higher than it really is, creating the illusion of more space.
Strategically place a DIY planter shelf by the window to get some sunlight. Your plants will look green and magnificent.
If you loved the pastel design at the beginning of this post, this would be a great sister piece.
Liven up your nursery with some plants that will filter your baby’s air. Add some cute touches to create the nursery theme.
By adding ascending shelves, your walls will look much taller, opening up the space.
Round Wood Shelf
If you’re a texture lover, get a nice quality wood to create a gorgeous round hanging shelf.
Need an extra tier? No problem!
While this may not look like a typical shelving unit, you really do get some needed storage space. Bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry can effortlessly hang from this DIY, also creating a decor piece.
If you are looking for a creative piece of furniture to put your morning coffee on, look no further.
Vertical Plant Hanger
Here is another example of a vertical planter shelf done right. Look how much color it adds to the space!
Add some needed functionality to your kitchen by storing your most used supplies on a floating shelf.
I am such a lover of practical furniture and saving space, especially since I have a puppy that loves to run around. These floating shelf ideas are so inspiring to me and I hope they help you out too. Which one is your favorite? Let us all know in the comments!