Not only are floating shelves functional, but they are also beautiful. You can find them in wood finishes of all colors for a traditional, rich look. If your home is more modern or art deco, there are some manufacturers who make floating shelves in a strong long lasting resin material. You can find these in all colors on the spectrum. This is a huge plus if you have a color theme in your room. There are many different designs for these shelves; there are thin sleek shelves as well as those with very intricate designs along the edges. No matter what your style, I am sure you will find a set of floating shelves that fit into the decor of your home.
With standing structures, there is much more room for uniqueness. They have a large base upon which there is plenty of room to decorate. They also leave room on tabletops so that the decorator has more surfaces to work with for picture frames and trinkets. There is also not the burden of worrying if a table is sturdy enough to support the decoration.