Looking for a shelving fix that works like a charm? Try the Floating Books Wall Shelf ($15) from Plasticland. No need to “swish and flick” a Wingardium Leviosa spell when your books can appear to float in midair with this clever ledge.
Easily mounted with one or two screws, the invisible shelf can hold a stack of five to 10 books. There’s also a larger size ($18) to hold more robust volumes, like your entire Harry Potter series.
These shelves are a great solution for small spaces. I spotted them in JoAnn’s 400-square-foot Chicago pad, which was a finalist in Apartment Therapy’s 2012 Small Cool Contest. While her place was definitely large enough to show off her adorable style, she made great use of space while avoiding clutter. Rather than squeezing a nightstand into her teeny bedroom, she made use of the floating bookshelf so “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” could be within arm’s reach.
If you have a small bathroom, Plasticland pointed out that the shelves can also be used to hold towels. Ta da!
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