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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
Sale Ends 10/21: $96.00
Windsor 4-Tier Bookcase
Windsor 4-Tier Bookcase
Retail: $529.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $295.00
3-Tier Wooden Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
3-Tier Wooden Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
Retail: $373.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $228.90
5 Tier Solid Wood Leaning Shelf
5 Tier Solid Wood Leaning Shelf
Retail: $229.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $149.00
Axess White Bookcase with 3 Open Shelves
Axess White Bookcase with 3 Open Shelves
Retail: $146.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $83.00
Barney Wall Shelf
Barney Wall Shelf
Retail: $181.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $97.00
Bench Box with Legs
Bench Box with Legs
Retail: $614.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $499.00
Blue Magnetic Shelves (Set of 2)
Blue Magnetic Shelves (Set of 2)
Retail: $85.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $45.99
Coal Harbor Wall Mounted Buffet
Coal Harbor Wall Mounted Buffet
Retail: $281.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $167.00
Corner Display Unit - 4 Shelves, Espresso
Corner Display Unit - 4 Shelves, Espresso
Retail: $147.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $79.00
Dulcet Storage Cabinet - Bottom Shelf, Cappuccino Finish
Dulcet Storage Cabinet - Bottom Shelf, Cappuccino Finish
Retail: $347.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $212.00
Eminence 3-Tier Corner Display Shelf - Tiger Patterned Glass
Eminence 3-Tier Corner Display Shelf - Tiger Patterned Glass
Retail: $126.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $71.00
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase with Drawer
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase with Drawer
Retail: $991.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $607.00
Hexham Rolling Display Shelving Unit
Hexham Rolling Display Shelving Unit
Retail: $200.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $125.00
Joy Five Wood Shelf
Joy Five Wood Shelf
Retail: $431.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $265.00
Modulare Wooden Open Back Shelf - Dark Mahogany
Modulare Wooden Open Back Shelf - Dark Mahogany
Retail: $636.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $350.00
Parson 22" Ladder Bookcase - 5 Shelves, Steel Frame, Cherry
Parson 22" Ladder Bookcase - 5 Shelves, Steel Frame, Cherry
Retail: $313.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $179.00
Perf Boxes - 2 Stack
Perf Boxes - 2 Stack
Retail: $460.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $399.00
Polyester Drawer Organizer Set in Beige
Polyester Drawer Organizer Set in Beige
Retail: $50.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $25.00
Professional Low Bookcase - Brushed Aluminum Legs, Espresso
Professional Low Bookcase - Brushed Aluminum Legs, Espresso
Retail: $369.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $219.00
Robbie Contemporary Bookcase - Glossy Gray Lacquer
Robbie Contemporary Bookcase - Glossy Gray Lacquer
Retail: $760.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $458.00
Salvaged Wood 3-Shelf Bookcase - Natural, X Sides
Salvaged Wood 3-Shelf Bookcase - Natural, X Sides
Retail: $1,681.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $1,073.80
Samantha Contemporary Wood Bookcase - Espresso, 4 Shelves
Samantha Contemporary Wood Bookcase - Espresso, 4 Shelves
Retail: $1,682.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $1,069.00
Selina Contemporary Bookcase
Selina Contemporary Bookcase
Retail: $621.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $374.00
Sonoma 2-Shelf Contemporary Bookcase
Sonoma 2-Shelf Contemporary Bookcase
Retail: $161.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $88.00
Stage 2 Wall Display Unit in White
Stage 2 Wall Display Unit in White
Retail: $847.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $530.00
Stowe Display Unit with Glass Shelves
Stowe Display Unit with Glass Shelves
Retail: $812.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $514.00
Sustainable Bookcase - Medium
Sustainable Bookcase - Medium
Retail: $431.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $280.00
Thorne Wooden Bookcase in Chocolate
Thorne Wooden Bookcase in Chocolate
Retail: $1,149.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $700.00
Twin Light Etagere
Twin Light Etagere
Retail: $843.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $519.99
Twisted Wall Mounted Display
Twisted Wall Mounted Display
Retail: $3,845.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $2,499.00
Vintage Shelf / Bakers Rack
Vintage Shelf / Bakers Rack
Retail: $1,823.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $1,164.00
Wall Street Tower
Wall Street Tower
Retail: $437.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $259.00
Xert Narrow 5-Shelf Bookcase - Frosted Glass, Steel, Gray
Xert Narrow 5-Shelf Bookcase - Frosted Glass, Steel, Gray
Retail: $1,174.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $718.00
Axess 3-Shelf Bookcase in Royal Cherry
Axess 3-Shelf Bookcase in Royal Cherry
Retail: $146.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $83.00
Bench Box with Casters
Bench Box with Casters
Retail: $768.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $599.00
Caddy Shelf Screen
Caddy Shelf Screen
Retail: $1,568.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $979.99
Edith Ladder Style Bookcase - Drop-Down Desk, White
Edith Ladder Style Bookcase - Drop-Down Desk, White
Retail: $326.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $192.00
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase / Display Case
Halifax White Mahogany Bookcase / Display Case
Retail: $1,204.00
Sale Ends 10/21: $765.00
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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.