Design

Here are the 7 best shelf options to display your favorite trinkets

Whether you’re a mid-century modern type, a minimalist, or someone with an eye for the unconventional, there’s an option for every home.

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Running out of space on the measly bookshelf you’ve had since college? Plants and books looking sad on your old IKEA shelves? There’s an entire art to shelf decor feng-shui, but first you need a place to start.

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Here are the best shelving and storage options for every budget to show off all your prized knick-knacks.

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Fire Escape Shelf, $138

Even if you don’t live in New York City or have access to an actual fire escape, no one can stop you from fitting a mini escape with all the plants and trinkets you want. Pair it with this corner staircase to really take your shelf decor to the next level.

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Urban Outfitters Isobel Wall Shelf, $179

This Spanish-style wall shelf is ideal to give each trinket in your collection a designated display case to prevent overcrowding. A coat of paint can also take the shelves up a notch and match your other decor, and there’s a matching full-length bookshelf, too.

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Kartell Popworm Bookcase by Ron Arad, $556 each

This bookshelf might give you the ick at first, but it’ll look much better when it’s filled with books. Three different lengths allow you to customize it to your liking with swirls or waves. The bookend supports help your lit material stay upright, and each piece can hold up to 22 pounds.

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Cappellini Cloud Bookcase, $1,270

While not the best option if you have acute trypophobia, this can’t-miss bookshelf can be used against the wall or as a room divider. Its circular shape even makes it stackable with clips if you want some added height, and it can hold books, pots, and other flat-surface pieces.

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Barrell12 Libreria Bookcase and Storage on Wheels, $1,631

Francesca Cutini designed this quirky storage unit from recycled Italian oil barrels. The wheels make it versatile for any room, and its repurposed nature is a win for sustainability.

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Light Up Shelf, $169

If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing way to store and display your sneaker collection, stacked-up shoeboxes aren’t going to cut it. There are lots of ways to be creative with sneaker storage — but look, this one has lights.

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Takara Live Edge Wall Shelves, $89–$129

For those with an earthier vibe in their homes, these wall shelves are made from reclaimed teak wood. Because it uses natural material, each piece is completely unique and can be shopped in three sizes (extra small, small, and large).

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