Shelving Options for the Living Room

When it comes to the living room, we can often feel that we have fallen out of love with the space that we have. All too frequently, we find that we have too many belongings and too little storage space for them. This is especially true when it comes to more modern houses where the rooms can be somewhat on the smaller side, There is something very unappealing about the room you want to relax in being filled with clutter. So, it is a good idea to give your storage a bit of an overhaul when this happens. Then, you can fall back in love with your home all over again. 

It is really important to make sure that the furniture that you pick is working for you and that the items that you choose fit into the room in a cohesive manner. For many people shelving is a very underrated and often overlooked storage solution. It can really help you make the most of the space that you have and help you to make a real statement with your décor. 


The more traditional bookcase still has its place in any living room. There are certainly plenty of very modern units out there with clean lines that would not look out of place in even the most contemporary home.

If you are limited for space, then look for a taller bookcase and opt for a paler colour scheme or wood. Then, you can make the most of a smaller space without making your room look too dark. Bookcases are not just for books, they can also be a great way of displaying a variety of objects and keeping them tidy, ensuring that your room looks less cluttered. 

Modular Shelving Units

If you are looking for a shelving option with a real wow factor, then modular shelving units can add a real element of design to your living room. As the name suggests, they are made up of a number of modules. So, you don’t just have to stick to shelves, you can also add other elements such as cupboards. The beauty of many modular systems on the market is that you can start out small and add to them over time. If you only have a small budget, this shouldn’t be an obstacle. Whilst some modular systems are made just with wooden elements there are also plenty out there that combine metal framework and wooden shelves to give a thoroughly contemporary feel to your shelving. 

Ladder Shelving

For some thing that really is a little different but offers you a great way to display ornaments and other objects then ladder shelving is a really stunning design feature that you can add very successfully to any style of décor in your home. Older more rustic ladders look great in a more traditional room whilst a painted ladder shelf will fit seamlessly into a more modern room.

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