The 12 Very Best Vinyl Record Storage Solutions — 'My Collection Has Never Looked Better!'

From compact racks to sweeping shelves, the best vinyl record storage solution awaits, helping you to create the decluttered music library of your dreams

Best stylish vinyl record storage, according to a style editor.
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Vinyl records have been around for almost 100 years. Their popularity has waned since their heyday in the ‘60s and ‘70s, thanks most recently to streaming. Nevertheless, they're experiencing a renaissance. Which means the best vinyl record storage has has a modern upgrade, too. Much like reading a book in person over doing so on a screen, there’s something beautifully tactile about a vinyl record.

Whether you're just starting your vinyl collection or have been amassing records for decades, these are valuable pieces of musical history that deserve to be stored with integrity, ideally near your best soundbar. Professional organizer Laura Price emphasizes, “Records aren’t just practical; they also double up as decor items and can add color and texture to your space. I’d always recommend having open storage (or at least some of it) so your records are on display — and it’ll make it easier to choose the record you want.” She further advises organizing them alphabetically for easier access.

Vinyl record storage is a design statement, so it's essential to ensure it looks appealing while also preserving the records. I explored the internet for vinyl record storage solutions that not only offer a stylish appearance but also maintain the longevity of your tracks. So, what are you waiting for? Let the music play!

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Best Vinyl Record Storage

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Resist the temptation to stack your records flat, like coffee table books. This practice exerts uneven pressure, causing your vinyl to warp – no thank you! To mitigate this risk, Price recommends opting for modular cube storage. She emphasizes, "As long as you get the right size, the cube shape is perfect for stacking your records vertically, allowing you to create a design that fits your space and setup." She specifically suggests the Kallax shelf unit from Ikea (listed in the above edit), noting, "It’s like they’re made for records."

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Style Editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.