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Mid Century shelving units offer decorative and storage solutions for your home. In this post, we share a dozen of our favorite units that fit in any room and budget.

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12 Must-see Mid Century Shelving Units

When decorating your home, shelving and storage are a must-have, especially if you’re going for a minimal look. Using a closed shelving unit is a great way to tuck away electronics, blankets, and all the little extras that can sometimes clutter up your room. Meanwhile, open shelving allows you to display your collections, plants, and other knickknacks that you love to see every day. Luckily, Mid Century Modern designs offers a variety of options for your home that will compliment your decor.

Mid Century shelving units go by a variety of names and serve a variety of purposes. A simple caninet, for example, may hold your wardrobe in the bedroom or your television in the living room. Sideboards, buffet tables, and bars stand lower to the ground and are a great way to store items that you want to keep on hand and can serve double duty as a side table. While consoles are a versatile solution in any room from the dining room to a home office to create storage space for a clean and organized look for your media.

In the following post, we’ll share twelve of our favorite Mid Century shelving units that provide a variety of options from displaying your dining room china to separating spaces in an open floor plan. You’ll even find some affordable options to continue your modern theme that will fit into any budget.

1. Classic Mid-Century Shelving Units

Juneau Sideboard WALNUT - Scandinavian Designs

The Juneau Sideboard is a mid-century classic beautifully crafted with a walnut veneer and a light profile together with classic tapered legs. This functional piece can be used as both a storage cabinet or a media stand in your living room.

2. Floating Mid-Century Shelving Units

Floating shelves by LexMod

The Omnistand Wall Mounted Shelves by Lexmod are without a doubt great for any living room, lounge area, or office space. Bring mid-century style with its sleek linear silhouette to any wall and showcase home accessories or organize your personal belongings.

3. Hanging Mid-Century Modern Bookcase

Asua 59" Hanging Bookcase Walnut - Scandinavian Designs

This amazing hanging bookcase by Scandinavian Designs is great for storage and style (without taking up any floor space!). This would be lovely to organize books or display other belongings. Additionally, hanging two or more of these bookcases will work for framing a special area or creating a balanced look in your room.

4. Mid-Century Shelving Units For The Living Room

Mid century modern shelving

The Realm Bookcase in Walnut by Lexmod has three tiers to stylishly display all of your favorite objects. The classic mid-century design together with the slanted dowel legs is the perfect finish to any living room, hallway or entryway.

5. Larger MCM Shelving Units

Mid Century Shelving Units, Haldi Bookcase I WALNUT - Scandinavian Designs

The Haldi Bookcase from Scandinavian Designs has classic mid-century style and open space. If you love this look, find options for three widths of bookcases as well as the coordinating room divider that can serve as a sideboard, stand alone, or look beautiful behind a sofa while providing additional storage and surface area in your room. The Haldi collection is available in both walnut or white to match a more mod or Scandinavian decor.

6. Mid-Century Shelving Units for the Office

Mid Century Shelving Units

The Magrit Modular Wall Unit from Scandinavian Designs is an amazing option that can be customized to fit your space particulary because each section is interchangeable. Shelving units are available separately in narrow and wide options and, additionally, with or without the desk.

7. Room Separating Mid-Century Shelving Units

Mid Century Shelving Units, Pearl Bookcase by Modloft

The Pearl Bookcase by Modloft would look great in any mid-century modern home with a focus on empty space or bright colors. The clean, modern lines and open shelving add a modern edge to any room and can be used as a divider between adjacent rooms. These are especially helpful to separate rooms in an open floor plan while maintaining a sense of openness and line of sight. However, this unit can also be placed along a longer wall to elevate your space and add an artistic, modern touch.

8. Compact Mid-Century Shelving Units

Hendrick Low Cabinet Timber Brown - Scandinavian Designs

The Hendrick Low Cabinet by Scandinavian Designs is a great addition to any mid-century living room. This timber brown piece crafted with poplar is durable and is especially helpful for hiding away media or even home bar essentials.

9. Leaning Bookshelves For Office Or Living Room

Mid Century Shelving Units, Eileen Shelf by BDI

The elegant silhouette of the Eileen Shelf by BDI will compliment any mid-century office or living room. Additionally, this unit is available in three finishes to match your decor with glass shelving that creates an airy, modern look.

10. Sideboard Storage Solutions

Holfred Sideboard TIMBER BROWN - Scandinavian Designs

The Holfred Sideboard is another example of a great mid-century modern piece that is equally functional and stylish. With large closed cabinets and multiple drawers, this piece will store many of your items while elevating your room design.

11. Affordable Mid-Century Shelving Units

Our favorite affordable option: this mid-century media stand from Amazon. This sideboard/media console is certainly one of the most popular options found on Amazon (with over 3,000 reviews)! We love the MCM inspired design with versatile open shelves and closed storage. Additionally this unit works perfectly as a media console with built in access to cords for your DVD or gaming systems.

12. MCM Display Case for the Dining Room

Akana Curio Cabinet High Gloss Brown - Scandinavian Designs

The Fakana Curio Cabinet from Scandinavian Designs is also a great storage piece for your living room or dining room. Installed LED lights in this piece help showcase your most precious collectables. Additionally, if you love the design of the Curio Cabinet, the Akana line also offers closed storage cabinets and a coordinating bedroom set in the same finish.


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