Shelving isn’t always a glamorous topic but we all need some shelves in our home. Open shelves are great for displaying our treasures and they also provide accessible storage for any room. But there’s no reason why shelving units should be ugly or cumbersome. I’m all for choosing home decor based on aesthetics and practicality which should be a given with everything we have in our homes.
In living areas I prefer to go for open shelving as it creates a feature while being very useful too. But there is a danger that it can get messy so if you’re worried about this, check out my
With that in mind, I’ve picked out 6 of the best modern Scandinavian shelving units that offer flexibility, style and practicality. Scandinavians have an unmatched ability to combine form and function and they make the best open shelves I’ve seen for any space however big or small.
6 modern Scandinavian shelving units
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Speaking of Scandinavian shelving, no discussion can start without mentioning the Swedish
Big or small, wide or narrow, tall or short – there is a combination perfect for any and every room in your home. The shelves come in a range of colours and wood finishes so there really is something for every home and every taste. The only drawback? Price. It might take some saving to get these shelves but it will be so worth it. If budget isn’t a concern, you can’t go wrong these open shelves.
This is another Scandinavian open shelf but this time without the price tag. This
NORM COPENHAGEN JAM
If you need just one shelf unit then this one by
These shelves come in two sizes and can make an elegant feature especially in a living or dining room. But they are versatile and can be used in an office space or they can even be used as a simple room divider in an open plan space.
FERM LIVING PUNCTUAL
The simple, sleek lines and the subtle colours make this
The possible combinations are many so you can create a shelf that is the perfect size with the right amount of storage for your room. Up close, you will see that all the shelves are gently perforated with small holes adding a subtle design detail while making the shelves look lighter and airier.
When space is limited, especially floor space, but you still need some shelving and you want the wow factor, nothing beats this
This shelf comes in a couple of different wood finishes as well as in a black or white finish. You can have up to four shelves in one so it’s not a huge amount of storage but it’s ideal for smaller spaces and enough for when you need that extra bit of shelving in any room. I use mine in my entryway as it’s got high ceilings but is a narrow space so it’s perfect there. Alternatively you could get more than one unit as they’d look great hung next to each other on a large wall.
FOGIA BOND SHELF
There are so many reasons to love this
I especially love that you can hang these shelves from the ceiling making them a beautiful feature in any room. I’ve seen some hanging from the ceiling above a kitchen counter and it looked great. These shelves aren’t the cheapest but they are designed to last a lifetime and to grow with you and your needs. So even though they are an investment piece, they are worth it as you’ll never need to replace them.
Which of these modern Scandinavian shelving units is your favourite?