5 Types Of Contemporary Shelf Designs To Inspire You

The contemporary style may be an eclectic mix of various popular trends, but at the end of the day it has an inherent built-in sleekness that makes it totally stand out. While it is easy to find furnishing and accessories that suit this style, you always need to pay special attention to the details of your in-built shelving units. Here are 5 types of contemporary shelf designs to inspire you!


1. The asymmetric accent one

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More often than not, a minimalistic open shelf that contrasts the rest of the space is built within a conventional design. This spurs the eclectic nature of the contemporary style while making it seem chic and sophisticated at the same time. The vertical shelf featured in this image is an excellent example of this technique and how you can successfully incorporate it in your own home interiors.


2. Recessed shelves

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Recessed built-in shelves within a larger setting are not uncommon in a contemporary interior design. However, they need to be incorporated with a lot of attention to detail so that they look charming instead of slapstick. Just take a look at this image as an example; the dove-grey borders around the shelf provide a beautiful framing that makes the whole set-up look unique and sophisticated.


3. Flawless cabinetry

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Under-cabinets are not only confined to the kitchen – they can be found everywhere in a contemporary home, whether it’s the living room, bedroom, or even a wide circulation space. But the challenge here is to adhere to an aesthetic that is going to bring out the best in your spaces. Sleek, uninterrupted modern as featured in this image is always a good start for beginners.


4. Near-bed shelving

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There are a lot of ways you can incorporate near-bed shelving in your contemporary homes. The major function of these is usually to provide both décor and easy access un-coved storage for daily essentials. They can be introduced in any format, be it recessed shelving, modular shelving, floating consoles, or something else entirely.


5. Top-style shelving

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Another type of shelf-style that you’ll only see in the contemporary aesthetic is the top-style open shelf. Like its name-sake, it’s designed at the very top – possibly flush with the ceiling. Its purpose is totally decorative, so you can even install it with recessed LED strip lights for extra glamour.


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