Modern Decor for Shelves You'll Love in 2021

We all have been sitting in our homes for the past year. Looking at the same walls and space can get pretty boring, right? Luckily, many modern décor items can spice up your home and give it a fresh feel.

Modern décor shelves are certainly a great, multi-purpose accessory to add to your home. You can either use it to keep your work files, spice up the office space, display your pictures or quotes or simply go for some quirky options.

The Best Modern Room Decor for Your Shelves

Without further ado, let’s look at some of the options:

Volta - Levitating Light Bulb

Long gone are the days when shelves used to have one particular look and purpose. This stunning modern room décor light bulb will revive your space. This floating light bulb combines the elements of science and contemporary design.

Levitating lamp 

Add it to your home office or living room; it will surely stand out. It originally retails for $350.00 but currently is on sale for $99.00.


  • Lifetime: 50 000 Hours.
  • Weight: 2.05 Pounds.
  • Base Dimensions: 60mm x 45mm x 115mm
  • Plug Type: US

Luna - Floating Moon Lamp

Luna Floating lamp is no less than a stunning piece of art. This levitating moon lamp takes your atmosphere up a notch. It is a beautiful piece that is crafted using 3D technology, which takes 32 hours to complete.

 Floating levitating moon lamp

The NASA pixel technology creates the most lifelike representation. Luna Lamp originally retails for $299.00, but you can get it on sale for $149.99. This product is a high impact piece that will steal the show regardless of the space you put in.

We think that it will be a very cool addition to any bedroom. Of course, you can put it wherever you see fit.


  • Lifetime: 50 000 Hours
  • Diameter: 11cm
  • Circumference: 35cm
  • Size: 13.5 * 13.5 * 2.5cm
  • Plug Type: US Plug

Koret 5 Piece Accent Shelf

If you are looking for an actual shelve that will serve the purpose of the organization as well as style, this is your best bet. It will not take up a lot of space like conventional shelves. Koret Piece Shelf is super high quality and is made up of engineered wood.

Decor items for shelves

The sleep and asymmetric design give off a modern vibe to your space. This accent shelf retails for $109.9 and is certainly a great addition to your home. It is also very easy to assemble and can be styled in multiple ways.


  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Number of Shelves: 5
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Estimated Time to Assemble: 10 Minutes

Aaliyah 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set

If you are a Pinterest fan, you have probably seen similar shelves all over Pinterest. This design became quite popular over social media and will make your wall look stunning. It is not only a great piece to add to your home but also makes a great gift.

Aaliyah 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set

This wooden, handcrafted, honeycomb silhouette can fit into traditional and modern homes alike. All three pieces come in varying sizes giving it an interesting look. It retails for $118.99 only.


  • Product Type: Cubby Shelf
  • Shape: Hexagon
  • Number of Shelves: 3
  • Material: Manufactured Wood
  • Finish: Oak

Airsai - Floating Plant Pot

This one of a kind modern room décor item will fulfill your plant and shelve cravings at the same time. AIRSAI levitating planter will add a hint of greenery to your plain walls. With the latest spinning technology, your plant will be nourished with 360-degree sunlight exposure.

 Airsai - Floating Plant Pot

As a result, your plants stay healthier and grow straighter while floating seamlessly in the air. You have two different style options to choose from. It originally retails for $300.00 and is currently on sale for $99.99.

Specifications of Style 1

  • Base size: 13.8 x 13.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Floating distance: 15mm-30mm

Specifications of Style 2

  • Base size: 13.4 x 13.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Floating distance: 15mm-30mm

Plug Type: US

LYNNC 3 in 1 Rustic Floating Shelve

These rustic floating shelves are made from eco-friendly wood. The shelves are quite sturdy and can bear the weight to 50 pounds. The best part about these shelves is that they can be used anywhere, whether it’s your kitchen, lounge, or washroom, as they are damp proof.

 LYNNC 3 in 1 Rustic Floating Shelve

These shelves not only look fabulous but can serve as a storage space. It comes in two color options; brown and light brown. The neutral color scheme will fit any kind of space regardless of the existing color pallet.


  • Length*Width*Height: 15.75*5.7*0.6 inches
  • No of shelves: 3
  • Colors: Brown, Light brown

Majestic Mountain Floating Shelf

This stunning modern home décor shelve will stand out amongst all your existing shelves. I would recommend adding tiny plants to these shelves and spice up your living room. However, you can also add these beauties to any room or choice.

 Majestic Mountain Floating Shelf

The best part about these shelves is that you can easily mount them on your own. It is also a perfect gifting item for one of your friends who have just moved in.


  • Dimensions: 3.50W x 16.50L x 9.70H inches
  • Furniture Finish: Engineered Wood
  • Installation Type: Wall Mount

Melannco Floating Wall Shelves

These classic white finish floating shelves will liven up any room in your house. These shelves come in a set of four and can be arranged in multiple ways. The installation process is very easy and comes with a template, a small level as well as hardware.

 Melannco Floating Wall Shelves

It will look perfect in a living room. You can also add some tiny photo frames and plants to make it look special. If you are living in a small space, these types of shelves will float your boat. 


  • Dimensions: LxWxH - 4.33 x 24.61 x 5.12 inches
  • Furniture Finish: White
  • Installation Type: Wall Mount

Minggoo Cubes Wall Shelves

This is one of the unique types of modern room décor shelves you will ever come across. The product comes with a solid wood shelf as well as a black metal cube shelf. The best part about this product is that it is functional while being aesthetically pleasing.

 Minggoo Cubes Wall Shelves

These cubic shelves also offer a level display on top. It is one shelf which will look perfect in any of the rooms of your house. The rustic vibe of the shelves will add some character to your space.


  • Dimensions
    • Wood Cube size:15*11.8*5.3 inches
    • Large metal cube:10.6*7*5.1 inches
    • Small metal cube:9.8*6.1*5.1 inches
  • Walnut
  • Price: $26.99

Macrame Shelf

Macrame is trending all over the internet. What is better than a simple macramé? Well, a macramé with a shelf.

 Macrame Shelf

This Macrame shelf is one of the most popular items you will find on Pinterest. It will add a bohemian vibe to any room. I would recommend you to use plants and gold candles on these shelves. They also look great on their own as a modern room décor piece.

The shelf is very cost-effective. It is an amazing gift item as well for all the new homeowners or anybody that appreciates an aesthetic looking frame.


  • Dimensions: 43.44 inches in height and 17.71 in width
  • Made from natural cotton
  • Handcrafted

What to Look for When Buying Modern Room Décor?

COVID has affected various industries, and our homes are no exception. It is not only a place for resting and being comfortable anymore, but also a work space for many. Adding the above-mentioned décor floating shelves to your space will spruce it up and make it more livable.

However, if you wish to redo your entire home, here is a buying guide for modern shelves that helps you make the right decision.

●     Material

Always go for high-quality materials while choosing shelves. We don’t change our décor items often, so you need to look for something sturdy and will last you long.

Plus, if you are looking for a shelf for your washroom, make sure to choose one that is damp proof.

●     Color

This is one of the most overlooked aspects however it can make or break your overall interior. Consider whether you want the shelves to stand out or simply look sleek and noticeable.

What is the color scheme of your room, and which colored shelves will look best against a particular wall?

Generally, neutral colors and metallics are the best options to go for if you are clueless about which color to choose. If you have neutral walls, striking colors such as teal, bright yellow, and fuchsia also look fabulous.

●     Dimensions

Always consider the place you wish to allocate to the shelves.

Is there anything else on the wall? What is the size of the wall? How much space do you have on the walls?

After that, carefully look at the dimensions of the product before making a final purchase. Make sure that the chosen piece of frame fits your wall perfectly. The goal is to achieve harmony.

●     Purpose

You need to ask yourself this one question before buying a shelf. What is the purpose of buying a product? Do you need it for extra storage or simply to enhance the overall look of your walls?

For example, the levitating light bulb will be an amazing wall décor, while LYNNC 3 in 1 Rustic Floating Shelve will best fit your storage needs. Hence, asking this question is a sure short way to make the right purchase.

●     Price

Last but not least is the price point. Always keep your budget in mind before looking at the options. You can find a 10 dollar product as well as a 10000 dollar product.

Narrowing down your prices will narrow down your options. It might seem like a bummer but will eventually end up making the shopping process easier.

Some Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips that will make your home look stunning at all times:

  • High Impact Theme - Create a high-impact theme with textures, colors, and unique items that will make your home stand out. Some examples of high impact options include a floating moon shelf, a bright colored wall as well as a unique décor piece.
  • Staircase Stack Hack - Stacking the shelves under the stairs is an amazing way to store things efficiently as well as creating something unique.
  • Stack Stack Away - Stacking to look cool is not only limited to bracelets. It can work wonders for your shelves as well. Stack up your books, mini décor items, as well as some statement pieces.
  • Overlaying Effect - This idea will blow your mind; try an artwork overlay over your shelves. It will create a dramatic impact.
  • The Height Visual - Displaying shelves in varying heights all over the wall creates an element of interest. I would recommend going for shelves that come as a set and can be stacked in multiple ways.
  • Do It Yourself - DIY something on your own. You don’t always have to go and purchase a new shelf. An old staircase can be turned into a cool looking bookshelf with a few spray paints.
  • A High Impact Color -Creating an impact with a striking color will work wonders. Simply go for a catchy color such as teal, bright yellow and create stunning visuals.
  • Floating Shelves for the Win - Accent floating shelves on an empty wall will not only help you store extra books as well as create a stunning visual.
  • If you are a minimalist at heart, then going for a macramé floating shelf is your best friend. You can simply use it as décor without piling on stuff on the shelves.
  • Create ease of access with floating shelves stacked one above the other on the wall behind your reading nook.


We hope you found this article helpful in terms of spicing up your space. Putting a little bit of thought into the shopping process makes the entire process smoother. As a result, we can all make our spaces look stunning without going broke.