Floating Around The House: How to have Suspended Furniture

Floating Around The House: How to have Suspended Furniture

When you are talking floating items in your home, floating staircases are probably the most popular and common feature that comes to mind. However, there are actually others even more common you may even have in your home right now. In the past the only way to support these floating pieces was with bulky corbels. These corbels made mostly of wood have a look of elegance to them yet they are cumbersome and not always visually appealing to everyone or fits into everyone's style. Hidden supports brackets are one of the hottest items on the scene - in both the home and specifically kitchen design.


These floating brackets are installed before your suspended furniture feature, allowing for these strong steel brackets to let your furniture take center stage; while the brackets support in quiet strength. Once the floating furniture, whether it is a shelf, countertop or cabinet is installed, the hidden support brackets are just that – hidden.


We’re going to explore possibilities of suspended furniture and let you decide which ones you’d enjoy including in your home’s décor.

Entryway Accessories

How to have suspended furniture

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How to have suspended furniture

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A welcoming entryway shouldn’t feel cramped and uncomfortable, just the opposite. To create the illusion of space and to actually save floor space you should consider floating shelves, benches and cabinets. They offer more space than they take.

Open Shelves

Shelves are extremely useful, especially in small spaces. We all have shelves in our homes but what about floating shelves? They’re the more refined and simple version of traditional bookshelves and cabinets. Use them anywhere in the house.

How to have suspended furniture

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How to have suspended furniture

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Suspended Cabinets

A suspended cabinet looks less robust and invasive than one sitting on the floor. It looks light and more refined and elegant. Although usually found in kitchens, floating cabinets look exceptionally beautiful in living rooms and dining areas. They offer the freedom of installing them at any height you want and this makes them a lot more practical.

How to suspend furniture to float

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How to suspend furniture to float

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Bathroom Vanities

Floating bathroom vanity

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Floating bathroom vanity

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A great way to give a bathroom a more spacious and open look is with elements like floating vanities. They look less robust and feel light and delicate while preserving their functionality. If you want, you can also add a stylish touch to the bathroom and give it a spa-like feel with river stones and the right amount of accent lighting.

Night Stands

How to float your furniture

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How to float your furniture

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The great thing about floating night stands is that you can install them at any height and this gives you more room for customization. They’re also wonderful because they offer you storage and display space in a more compact and glamorous version.


Floating Desks

 How to float your furniture

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Floating desks are an especially great option if you’re trying to save space or to squeeze some work space in a tiny corner in case you don’t have a home office. However, they work well if you’re using a laptop or a computer that doesn’t require you to store a big base unit in your desk.


Ultimately whatever design aesthetic you are going for, modern, traditional; whatever room or suspended piece of furniture you have - there is a support bracket that is right for you. Here a just a small sample of hidden brackets which give support to stone and wood countertops and shelving from The Original Granite Bracket.

Floating a bathroom vanity with floating shelves by The Original Granite Bracket

Floating bathroom vanity with free hanging shelf bracket by The Original Granite Bracket

 


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