Unique Shelving for Your Collectibles

Do you love scouring flea markets and antique shops for treasures? Do you come home from your travels with a suitcase full of souvenirs? Could you restyle your living space every season with the art, ceramics, and interesting objects you’ve collected?

Then perhaps it’s time to find a special shelf to display your beauties. We’ve assembled a few ideas of how to choose a shelving unit that’s equal to the items it houses.


Look for Interesting Shapes

Why confine yourself to the traditional horizontal plane? We’re very impressed with the way these circular shelves curl themselves around a stack books. The black metal contrasts well with the book pages, and the repeating shape of their spines is echoed in the parquet floor.

Source: Nuevo Estilo

This triangular shelf communicates stability while also pointing the eye upward. The organic shapes of the vases and rainbows balances out the sharp corners.

Source: Homedit

Go for Bright Color
Don’t be afraid to match your kaleidoscopic collection with a shelf that’s just as bold. The Reel Deal Console combines warm bare teak with weathered paint for an eye-catching storage piece.

Source: EcoChic Lifestyles

This amazing dining room shows how it’s done. The lavender cubbies on the right provide a unifying background for an eclectic array of teacups.

And if your collection happens to consist of your favorite articles of clothing, consider a free-standing clothing rack to display them out in the open. The Lifeline Clothing Rack features white framing and a platform decked with colorful reclaimed boatwood.

Source Unusual Materials
Fishing boat wood like ours is a rare find. We designed the triangular Semaphore Corner Shelf to showcase the beautiful painted teak in a surprising shape. This shelf would look gorgeous when styled with vintage white milk glass dishware.

Source: EcoChic Lifestyles

This graceful antique cabinet has been refurbished with a fresh coat of paint and a background of striking floral wallpaper.

Bring Home Vintage Pieces

While you’re at the flea market searching for treasures, you may luck out with an original antique to house them. This glass-front shelving unit is a stunner, as is the tall filing cabinet that follows.

Indulge in Humor

If you are ever fortunate enough to come across a piece like this one, we suggest you snatch it up without another thought. This comically leaning bookcase deserves a place of honour.

If you bring the same curiosity and persistence that you use to find treasures to your hunt for the perfect shelf to house them, there’s no doubt you’ll be successful.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.