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Modern Ideas for Displaying Your Memories and Mementoes

Your home should be a place you love, a place where you’re surrounded by all of your favorite things. But, you have to have someplace to put it all. Take a look at a handful of modern shelves that would be great to house all of your most important things.

Picture Rail from Gus*Modern

Gus*Modern’s Picture Rail is a clever way to display your photos, mementoes, art, or even your collectibles. The aluminum rail lets you swap out what you want to display allowing you to get a new look anytime you want without having to add more holes to your walls.

Gil Shelf from Skram Furniture

The Gil Shelf, by Jacob Marks for Skram Furniture, is a system that easily mounts to the wall so you can proudly show off all of your favorite things. Made of a single sheet of folded steel, the simple shelves have added support from military grade wire rope that gives it a contemporary look.

Pontaccio Shelf from Lago

Made in Italy, Pontaccio Shelf from Lago, is just as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. The lower part of the shelf remains in a fixed position while the upper half can slide in or out based on your preference or display needs.

Oblique Big from Moooi

Designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, the Oblique Big is a flat, leaning shelf where you can display tons of souvenirs, photos, or magazines. While only 2.4″ deep, the shelf comes with a lipped edge so all of your things will stay in place.

Wind Shelving Unit from TemaHome

The bold Wind Shelving Unit, from TemaHome, has an X-shaped structure to support its five, long shelves, which offer plenty of space to hold all of your most important keepsakes.

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk is a Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, and drawing.

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