There are two types of people in this world – those who like to hide everything away in their homes and those who like to show off their treasured items.
If you're the latter, a free-standing shelving unit is a must. Creating a stunning display is about more than just grouping together a collection of stuff – it's as much about what you're arranging it on, and the bare shelves should be as stylish as the items going on them.
Our edit includes the best shelving units on the market with styles to suit a multitude of tastes.
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This classic mid-century design, the Originals Room Divider is a classic piece of furniture was designed by Ercol founder Lucian Ercolani in the 1950s.
Clean, pure and elegant, this criss cross bookcase evokes the spirit of classic Scandinavian designs from the 50s and 60s.
Trellis by John Eadon is an open and light freestanding modular shelving system with arched tops, ladder sides and interchangeable panels and shelves.
Designed with four shelves that offer ample storage space, this unit has solid wood slats that create individual compartments. Ideal for alcoves and best attached to the wall, it's a sophisticated option for holding your essentials and displaying your accessories.
Compile, designed by Cecilie Manz, features a matt, powder-coated finish and round corners that give it a light and airy appearance.
The Stick System from Menu offers a vastly versatile shelving system that can fit a variety of different spaces.
Combining style and practicality, this large ladder shelf is a great storage solution for your bedroom, living room, hallway or bathroom.
It's hard to believe this modern modular shelving unit was designed in 1949 - by Charles and Ray Eames.