When it comes to decorating your home, most people agree that floating wall shelves add an air of clean sophistication to any room. Most also agree that installing floating wall shelves can be quite a pain in the you-know-what.
Luckily, installing Delta’s floating shelves is a simple five-step process anyone can follow. The difference is our InvisiBolt ™ brackets—they attach directly to your drill, making for a quick-and-easy install and secure wall attachment.
With just a couple of tools, your wall shelves will be up in no time. Watch the tutorial or follow the steps below to see for yourself.
How to Hang Floating Wall Shelves in 5 Easy Steps
1. Decide where you’ll be hanging the shelves. Once you’ve chosen the room and wall where you’ll be installing floating wall shelves, locate the stud behind the wall—a stud is piece of wood that acts as the wall’s frame, making for the perfect sturdy location to hang a shelf.
Use a stud finder by sliding it across the wall to find the sweet spot, or go old-school by knocking on the wall until you hear a solid—never hollow—sound. Mark the area lightly with a pencil.
2. Determine where to drill your mounting holes.
Grab your shelf and hold it up against the wall—the holes in the shelf should align with standard 16-inch distances and fit the stud area you already located. Use a level to help you align everything horizontally and mark where you’ll be drilling.
3. It’s time to drill!
Drill a ¼-inch small hole—this is your pilot hole that serves as a guide for the InvisiBolt—straight in to the wall. Now insert the InvisiBolt into your drill, and drill into the wall.
4. Attach your floating wall shelves.
Align the shelf holes to the brackets and attach, pressing completely against the wall until the brackets are invisible to the eye. Voila! You’ve got floating wall shelves.
Now comes the fun part. Infuse some personality into the room by adding your own knickknacks and keepsakes to the shelves. Or for other unique decorating ideas, check out 5 Ways to Elevate Your Space with Floating Wall Shelves