Floating shelves don't have traditional bracket that get in the way when installing that's usually an eye sore taking away from your beautiful display or photo. All the brackets are hidden and seems as if they're floating there on your wall. Floating shelves create a cleaner and much sleeker look while has excellent support so you put anything you want on them and not worry. The appearances is gorgeous the price tag, not so much. See How I made MY very Own Unique Floating Box Shelves out of an old dresser I no longer use. Box floating Shelves not only give that amazing look but provides enough storage space you can do away with clutter.