Floating Shelves in the Master Bedroom

Our floating shelves are finally up! I had them three quarters done a few weeks ago but it turns out I hadn’t put them in very well. And the last shelf I put in a place where I needed to drill through wood to get it in. So thanks dad!Β Now they’re perfect.

Floating Shelves - bed

With our house being a new build, the rooms are a little on the small side. In our bedroom there was already a fitted wardrobe which left us room for a bed and a laundry basket. No chest of drawers. Not practical but not the end of the world either.

I decided the best solution was to get a bed which had storage underneath. Enter IKEA. We got the Malm bed which had two huge drawers underneath. After adding in those fabric separators, they were good to go for all our other clothing that would usually go in a chest of drawers.

The only problem with this plan is that the drawers take up the entire floor when opened which meant no room for bedside tables. So that’s where we came up with the floating shelf plan.

Floating shelves - my side

Floating shelves - his side

As you can see they’re not styled at all (sniggers) but we only just got them up and they’re more functional at this point. I don’t know if we’ll ever be those people who choose style over function.

Eventually once we’ve decided on colours, we’ll be painting this room too. And getting a lampshade! I’ve mentioned how much I hate the dirty beige colour that the entire house was painted in and so I can’t wait until it’s completely gone! We should have painted in here before adding the shelves but we have no idea what colour and we needed the shelves sooner.

Floating shelves - luna

Another small home improvement. Little by little we’re making this house a home and I love it more and more. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year that we’ve lived here.

See here for my other home improvement posts:

Snippets of Home

My Garden

Our Guest Room Quote Wall

The Landing – The After Shot

The Kitchen Nook Gallery Wall


  • Elsa Eats
    21st February 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve got the Brusali bed frame which also suffers from the same storage problems, although not so bad as the drawers placed near the headboard are actually smaller and I have in the meantime prioritised items that would seldom get used.

  • Stephanie Cummings
    21st February 2017 at 9:39 pm

    These shelves are such a good idea. Especially as you need the floor space to open the underbed drawers.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your home as you get settled x

  • MissPond
    22nd February 2017 at 7:51 am

    We’re definitely all for function over style! We live in a tiny flat so don’t have much of a choice, but when we had our house it wasn’t different! Love these shelves, they’re very cute and look very useful πŸ™‚

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