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Modern Shelf Units

Modern shelf units are wonderful and versatile decorating accents and a design answer to any blank wall or empty space. Helpful storage and functional organization meets art in these wonderful storage solutions for your home. One of the most wonderful things about shelf units is that they work beautifully in any room of the house, and there are a variety of styles to suit any room shape or size. ModernCollections.com offers a vast number of modern shelf units and styles, all that's left to you is finding the perfect shelving unit, or combination of units, to fit your need and personal flair.

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Selecting the Perfect Modern Shelf Unit

The first thing to ask yourself when searching out the perfect shelving unit is: Where am I placing these shelves? For most areas, this will simply assist in choosing the right look and style of shelving unit so that it will perfectly fit into the room that they will be placed in. As an example, if placing a shelf unit in a hall, looking for an option with cubbies or hooks would be helpful to minimize clutter by giving you a place to store mail or hang keys. If you are considering a shelf unit for your bathroom, however, you may want to be a bit more particular when considering material - constant exposure to the humidity of a bathroom may not be ideal for some materials.

Decorating with Floating Shelves

Modern floating shelf units can help you revamp your space easily and assist you in showcasing your favorite accessories. Floating shelving units can provide the same level of storage as enclosed shelving without the need for the bulky cabinets which makes them ideal for areas in which an open feeling is key. Storage, for example, in a small guest bathroom can be made stunning by adding floating shelves which may make the space feel larger and will give you a modern way to display your bath accessories. In a larger master bath, one can with the use of low modern shelf units, display towels or candles next to the bath instantly giving the room a spa-like feel. In the kitchen you can give the space an open and modern feel by trading closed cupboards for narrow floating shelf units. The simple open feeling of these shelves gives an impression of added space while keeping everything easily accessible. In a smaller room, you can add shelving between windows, adding perpendicular space and creating a fresh and open storage area.

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Ingram Contemporary Wall Hutch
Ingram Contemporary Wall Hutch
Retail: $172.00
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Windsor 4-Tier Bookcase
Windsor 4-Tier Bookcase
Retail: $529.00
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3-Tier Wooden Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
3-Tier Wooden Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
Retail: $373.00
Sale: $228.90
5 Tier Solid Wood Leaning Shelf
5 Tier Solid Wood Leaning Shelf
Retail: $229.00
Sale: $149.00
Axess White Bookcase with 3 Open Shelves
Axess White Bookcase with 3 Open Shelves
Retail: $146.00
Sale: $83.00
Barney Wall Shelf
Barney Wall Shelf
Retail: $181.00
Sale: $97.00
Bench Box with Legs
Bench Box with Legs
Retail: $614.00
Sale: $499.00
Blue Magnetic Shelves (Set of 2)
Blue Magnetic Shelves (Set of 2)
Retail: $85.00
Sale: $45.99
Coal Harbor Wall Mounted Buffet
Coal Harbor Wall Mounted Buffet
Retail: $281.00
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Corner Display Unit - 4 Shelves, Espresso
Corner Display Unit - 4 Shelves, Espresso
Retail: $147.00
Sale: $79.00
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase with Drawer
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase with Drawer
Retail: $991.00
Sale: $607.00
Hexham Rolling Display Shelving Unit
Hexham Rolling Display Shelving Unit
Retail: $200.00
Sale: $125.00
Joy Five Wood Shelf
Joy Five Wood Shelf
Retail: $431.00
Sale: $265.00
Modulare Wooden Open Back Shelf - Dark Mahogany
Modulare Wooden Open Back Shelf - Dark Mahogany
Retail: $636.00
Sale: $350.00
Perf Boxes - 2 Stack
Perf Boxes - 2 Stack
Retail: $460.00
Sale: $399.00
Polyester Drawer Organizer Set in Beige
Polyester Drawer Organizer Set in Beige
Retail: $50.00
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Salvaged Wood 3-Shelf Bookcase - Natural, X Sides
Salvaged Wood 3-Shelf Bookcase - Natural, X Sides
Retail: $1,681.00
Sale: $1,073.80
Selina Contemporary Bookcase
Selina Contemporary Bookcase
Retail: $621.00
Sale: $374.00
Sonoma 2-Shelf Contemporary Bookcase
Sonoma 2-Shelf Contemporary Bookcase
Retail: $161.00
Sale: $88.00
Stage 2 Wall Display Unit in White
Stage 2 Wall Display Unit in White
Retail: $847.00
Sale: $530.00
Stowe Display Unit with Glass Shelves
Stowe Display Unit with Glass Shelves
Retail: $812.00
Sale: $514.00
Sustainable Bookcase - Medium
Sustainable Bookcase - Medium
Retail: $431.00
Sale: $280.00
Thorne Wooden Bookcase in Chocolate
Thorne Wooden Bookcase in Chocolate
Retail: $1,149.00
Sale: $700.00
Twin Light Etagere
Twin Light Etagere
Retail: $843.00
Sale: $519.99
Twisted Wall Mounted Display
Twisted Wall Mounted Display
Retail: $3,845.00
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Vintage Shelf / Bakers Rack
Vintage Shelf / Bakers Rack
Retail: $1,823.00
Sale: $1,164.00
Wall Street Tower
Wall Street Tower
Retail: $437.00
Sale: $259.00
Axess 3-Shelf Bookcase in Royal Cherry
Axess 3-Shelf Bookcase in Royal Cherry
Retail: $146.00
Sale: $83.00
Bench Box with Casters
Bench Box with Casters
Retail: $768.00
Sale: $599.00
Caddy Shelf Screen
Caddy Shelf Screen
Retail: $1,568.00
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Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase / Display Case
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase / Display Case
Retail: $1,204.00
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What Effect Can Shelf Units Make in a Space?

Whether you're in the market for a light, airy wall unit or freestanding shelves, different types of modern shelf units make different statements on the walls upon which they are hung. Shelving that has decorative mounts tend to be more rustic in nature, but by exposing the simple hardware that make the shelving units work you can create more of an architectural or industrial-driven look. Conversely, there are shelving units that 'float' wherein their mounting systems are interior letting them appear to float against the walls without any eye-diverting hardware.

Cubbies or box shelving can allow you to design small wall vignettes all throughout an area. If your concept is more collection driven or eclectic, box shelf units are perfect solutions. The absolute best thing about modern shelf units is that they lift things from the floor and bring them to eye level. Not only do you keep things organized and clutter-free, you also afford visitors the ability to examine and admire at a much more comfortable level your prized collections and cherished trinkets, as well as keep these items protected and contained.