Modular shelving is the perfect choice for storage if you want to create a contemporary living space. Low-level modular shelving can be used as a modern alternative to a sideboard in the living room, which is perfect for table lamps, photo frames and coffee table books. Alternatively, choose smart bookshelves in oak, white or walnut to fit into alcoves, or to divide areas in an open-plan space. Cube shelving can be used in sets of three or four to provide much-needed storage solutions, or opt for wall-hung shelving to create an attractive display when filled with your favourite accessories. Add a little colour to a neutral scheme with powder-coated steel shelving, or perhaps try wire shelving for a contemporary twist. Both these types of shelving can be stacked for an eye-catching modular arrangement. Be inspired by our selection of the best designs.
Modern shelving unit that offers chic, contemporary storage for books and a showcase for treasured objects. The narrow frame creates a minimalist feel and would provide stylish storage in a variety of living spaces. Made with a walnut veneer frame and black lacquered inserts and back panels. H100 W156 D34cm.
Neat and compact, this is a great shelving unit that will suit a contemporary living room. Its innovative minimal design makes it the perfect accent piece whilst providing plenty of storage space. H69 W120 D30cm.
This white shelf unit has been designed for smaller spaces and would provide great extra storage or display space slotted into an alcove. Smart, simple design with oak leg frames. H78.6 W80 D30cm.
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Create a contemporary look and add a splash of colour with this set of two square handy metal shelves designed by Done By Deer. Also available in Coral and Pink. Largest shelf is H30 W30 D23cm.
Reminiscent of a stack of books, the slim Balance alcove shelving unit is a modular design with perfect poise. Its original design is very versatile allowing you to position it against a wall or in the middle of a room: either way, the open design creates space while offering a unique mode of storage and display. Finished with a hard-wearing oak veneer, the unusual silhouette provides maximum storage space while using up minimum floor space. Oak veneer. H180 W70 D30cm.
This Danish-designed shelving system began life as a tradeshow display for internal use, and is now available in five versions for various purposes with shelves that you can slip into the frame and combine as you please. Powder-coated steel. H85.5 W205.5 D44.5cm.
Set of three modular storage shelves created by Danish children’s interior designers Sebra. The colourful, graduating cubes are hand-crafted from paulownia wood and the inside of each is finished in a gorgeous pastel shade. Available in Pink and Blue. Largest shelf is H35 W35 D22cm.
Keep your books and accessories on show, or tuck them away. This clever storage option lets you accessorise your own way. With a strong structure, it features a subtle oak grain-style finish and coated in clear lacquer for extra protection and durability. Pair with a contrasting bookshelf from the collection. H84 W175 D40cm.
Choose whether you want to hang the Kallax shelving unit on the wall or stand it on the floor. Available in seven finishes, shown here in Oak Effect. 77cm square.
Versatile modular shelving that is great for your kitchen, office, children’s room – or anywhere else where you need a flexible and beautiful storage solution. Hang on the wall or stack one on top of another on the floor. Largest unit H49.8cm W24.9cm D26cm.
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