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April 3, 2013
Whether or not space is an issue in your home, it's always a good idea to get organized with smart shelving units. We've rounded up a handful of creative shelving and storage ideas to effortlessly open up space in any room. For nine more storage solutions, click here.
rolling storage unit west elm

This open, cubby-like shelving unit is great for both storage and display, with wheels and twelve spacious openings. It works well against walls and is finished on all sides, so it can also be used as a room divider in the middle of a space.

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tesla tall room divider

This tall hand-welded steel room divider can be used as either a room divider or bookcase. Having four fixed shelves at varying heights, this unit opens up space in any room and creates visual interest with its slim vertical supports.

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vistoe starter small bookcase

Dieter Rams designed Vitsoe's classic universal shelving system in 1960, and now you can buy a simple starter collection online. These pre-planned units come in three sizes and a hanging rail, and can be added to at any time, for modular organization made easy.

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novogratz shelving cb2

This white hi-gloss lacquered scoreboard bookcase is composed of five staggering shelves, which provides instant architecture to any room. Display solo or gang together for quite the wall.

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moni k shelves

These modular Moni and Moni-K shelves, are composed of two-milimeter-thick steel plates, folded at right angles. As individual units they're basic, but the beauty of these wall-mounted pieces lie in the many ways they can be arranged—stack and display in complex patterns or simply juxtapose in a series.

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piegato bookshelf

This original laser-cut-powder-coated steel Piegato shelf was released in 2007. Following simple instructions, you can fold the sheet into a three-shelf bookcase in a matter of minutes, then attach it to a wall with just a few screws.

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attache bookcase anthropologie

This sleek oak attaché bookcase and shelving unit by Philadelphia-based designers Lostine makes a subtle statement with clasped studded leather straps.

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rolling storage unit west elm

This open, cubby-like shelving unit is great for both storage and display, with wheels and twelve spacious openings. It works well against walls and is finished on all sides, so it can also be used as a room divider in the middle of a space.

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