Our top-quality storage cabinets and bookshelves take your home office to stylish new levels of organization, with shelves and shelving for any budget.
What are the different types of cabinets and shelving for your home?
Discover our assortment of practical, stylish and affordable World Market storage solutions designed for flexible use around your home. For books, our conventional bookshelves range in style from classic wood library shelving with a sliding ladder to something more contemporary and geometric in form. When it comes to displaying treasured photos and trinkets, an open-framed etagere is the thing, be it modern-minimalist or something more mid-century and elevated in design. Looking to stow items of clutter behind closed doors? A storage cabinet is what your space is calling for. Consider a unique piece from our globally sourced collection, full of eclectic flair. A hand-carved showstopper - be it tall or sideboard height - provides a focal point in your room, while housing anything from dinnerware and drinks to toys and linens. Extra storage space can be found in chests and small accent cabinets, perfect for tight spaces.
What items should you display in cabinets?
Choosing items in tones that complement your wall decor and soft furnishings or provide a pop of contrast color draws your room together. In the living room or home office, special collections of ornaments and curios, along with photo frames and coffee-table books, can be arranged to their best advantage. Consider adding a terrarium or other houseplants and accent lighting to make a real show piece in your room - our posts on How to Decorate with Indoor Plants and 4 Ways to Light a Room offer helpful tips. Low cabinets work perfectly for showcasing art on the wall above - get help with our post on 3 Wall Decor Styles - while giving pride of place to special pieces displayed on top, such as a record player. In the dining room, highlight decorative dishes, glassware and cocktail accessories to give your space a feel of elevated entertaining. Displaying colorful jars and neatly stacked plates and cups in the kitchen gives an orderly look.
Can cabinets be used as TV stands?
Yes, as long as your cabinet is sufficiently sized and you don't exceed the weight capacity of your furniture. Our selection of dedicated media cabinets, media consoles and media stands features deep, roomy shelves and practical cable management systems for organizing your electronic equipment, and each has been tested by experts to make sure they can hold your TV safely. All media cabinets on our website state just how large a TV they can hold! Adjustable shelving allows you to customize the space inside, and the aesthetics range form mid-century to rustic. Just make sure that the weight capacity for the cabinet is sufficient for the size of your TV, or consider mounting the TV on the wall above and using the cabinet for storage only.
Can cabinets be used to divide a room?
Whether you're short on space or have acres to spare, a well-placed cabinet or shelving unit helps define different areas in open-plan rooms. Free-standing, open-frame bookcases have the advantage of demarcating zones with their wall-like proportions without blocking light. Add a rug for further separation - see our post 1 Room, 3 Rug Styles for design ideas. When it comes to defining areas of a small room, cabinets with drawers and doors do double-duty, providing clutter-free storage while also acting as a divider. Make the most of the space by adding a carefully-placed mirror to reflect light and brighten up dark corners.