Glass Shelving Units Living Room

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If you have plenty of items to display but prefer to do so in a medium that's a little more modern, then you probably really love to see glass and steel around your living room. So our collection of glass shelving units for living rooms will fit right in with your decorative concept, allowing you to display whatever you want and not throw off your contemporary mystique. See collection for more.

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Glass shelving units living room 8

Spare and beautiful, this stark shelving unit has glass shelves with chrome side supports. Strong enough to support books or even plants, this unit is self-effacing and efficient. Display your best books or your favorite collectibles to good effect.

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Parker house furniture hartford entertainment center har100 set

Parker house furniture hartford entertainment center har100 set

A sophisticated piece of white-finished wood that will bring elegance to any decor. The media stand offers 2 glass door cabinets with 2 wood shelves, 2 side door cabinets, 2 clear glass paneled center cabinets with 1 shelf, 3 open shelves, and a nook for your flat screen.

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Glass shelving units living room

A simple shelving unit that consists of open shelves without a back or sides. Originally, this piece of furniture was standard black, but it was given a new life by spraying it with a golden paint. It will look good in a contemporary interior.

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Chrome Metal 72"H Etagere with Tempered Glass Shelves

Modernity is visible in every element of this metal and glass etagere with metal elegant lines and glass shelves. Chromoane edges wrap in repulsive two half circles in the middle. The glass is tempered and makes even the heaviest books stand on it.

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Glass shelving units living room 1

This glass shelving unit speaks elegance all over it. It’s perfect as a TV stand and also has 4 shelves flanking it on each side of the TV space to hold your DVD player and other materials.

The space on top can also be used to hold decorative collectibles.

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Glass shelving systems

A simple shelving unit that will provide you with a lot of space where you can display your photos or books. It consists of four glass shelves in a golden frame. An ideal solution for a modern living room.

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Winslow media suite

Winslow media suite

A solid, useful and decorative piece of furniture. This media suite features a durable construction made of birch wood. It features storage shelves hidden behind glass doors. This construction is not only functional, but it also decorates any stylization.

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Shelving units living room hygena matrix shelving unit black glass

shelving units living room-hygena matrix shelving unit black glass

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Scandinavian bookcases 5

The beautiful on trend sitting room

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Glass shelving units living room

Simple but aesthetic all open shelving units having tall rectilinear frames of thin square brass rods. Each unit has low legs, 3 rectangular shelves of clear tempered glass but a bottom and top ones of wooden materials finished in brown and black.

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Buying Guide

Glass shelving units in living rooms are a popular choice for enhancing your modern decor. The bright reflective surface can make a small space seem larger, and the sleek, shiny finish coordinates well with a clean, modern aesthetic. Consider choosing a metal or mahogany wood frame with safe, tempered glass shelves for a complementary look. Some units come with shelves with doors so you can hide away items you don’t want on display.

The amount of weight the glass shelving units in your living room can hold varies based on factors like height, width, glass thickness, and the overall size of the unit. While the package for your shelving unit might list an overall weight limit for the unit, it can be challenging to determine the weight capacity of each glass shelf.

Luckily, there are glass load calculators online to help you get a more precise number. To use the calculators, you’ll need a bit of information about your shelves, such as whether they are standard (annealed) glass or tempered glass, the shelf dimensions, the glass thickness, and the span between supports.  

You might easily wonder if the glass shelving units (living room or otherwise) can physically be that wide. After all, glass is brittle—and a longer shelf will be more fragile than a shorter one.

You’ve got a good point. Typically, manufacturers will not distribute glass shelves without additional support that are more than about 2-3 feet long.

However, there’s an easy workaround: If you want a full wall of open or floating glass shelving, simply purchase two shelving units and place them right next to each other. You’ll get the look you want, and it’ll be as stable as you need them to be.

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Wall hanging cupboards

BESTÅ Shelf unit with glass doors IKEA Four adjustable shelves. Back panel is inserted in grooves; easy to mount.

Glass shelving units living room

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Indo Audio Video Display Storage

Indo Audio Video Display Storage

Just a simple shelving unit with three tiers! No more is needed to store and display audio and video collection and/or media components. The design is simple, even simplified, but this feature provides the highest functionality.

Glass shelves for living room

Looking for just the perfect place to display your antiques? Well, look no further because this minimalist open wall shelf is just perfect. The piece is constructed from a wooden frame and features up to four shelves, each separated with tampered glass for that modern appeal.

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Glass shelving units living room 3

Glass-tiled shelving unit, which fits excellently into the living room space. Laid into its aesthetic rectangular tile arrangement are a TV space and fireplace. There are also open shelving, made of black colored wood, on both sides for arranging/displaying books and other items.

Glass shelving units living room 9

Ikea shelf hack. PAINT IT GOLD--done. (uses VITTSJÖ Shelving unit, black-brown)

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Two glass door cabinets like this for your books. It would be so pretty and keep the books virtually dust free. Made from white, soft wood, nicely finished. Would look nice in your office or cabinet.

Glass shelving units living room

Beautifully Lined Bookcases

Ikea besta i love this system id have it in

Ikea Besta- I LOVE this system. I'd have it in black brown to match the pieces we have. Affordable, but I'm still too broke... So I can just dream.

Media cabinet with glass doors

A whole wall was dedicated here for storage, accommodating an entertainment center and tall glass door cabinets with eclipse mullions. The room is not fully furnished yet, but a modern chandelier with glass globes already makes for a centerpiece.

Salamander A3/B Archetype 3.0 - Black

If spacious shelves are just what you need to store anything everywhere, consider simple 3-tier stand like this - it really takes minimum space with maximum storage function. It has been finished in ebony black.

Tall glass shelves

Clean styling, simple neutrals. Love the glass boxes and drawer pulls!

Glass shelf unit living room

Built in bookcase is perfect solution for big, spacious living rooms to use the wall space. In white color, with a lot of shelves will help you keeping order. There is a space for a wide screen TV too.