The Benefits of Choosing a Modular Shelving Unit for your Home

See how a Modular Shelving System can be the right solution for any room in your home, and learn how to choose the right one.

What is Modular Shelving?

Modular shelving refers to a type of shelving system that is built from separate parts that are interchangeable and customisable. Unlike regular shelving units, modular systems have a clever design that can be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily to create different configurations, making them very flexible pieces of furniture. 

So why should you consider a modular shelving system for your home? We’ve covered the top advantages below:

The Benefits of Modular Shelving

  • Endless customisation
  • Let it grow with you over time
  • Easy to install
  • They last a long, long time
  • Affordability

Endless customisation

Modular shelving is designed to be customised, meaning it can be configured to your specific needs. Compared to other types of shelving units, this can bring significant advantages. Not only can you choose the overall size of the unit, it is also easy to choose the number of shelves you need, and their height can be adjusted to accommodate different types of items both large and small. With the MOEBE Shelving System, you can even add extras functions such as cabinets, clothes bars, and even desks.

Let it grow with you over time

But what about if you move to a bigger house or apartment, or perhaps your book collection is growing and you need more storage space? Modular shelving solutions let you add or remove parts to change your system over time, meaning you can simply build on what you already have instead of buying a whole new piece of furniture.

For example, let’s say you start with a modular shelving system that has four shelves. Over time you may find that you need more storage space, or perhaps you wish to add a desk for home-working? With the MOEBE Shelving System it’s as easy as ordering the extra parts, and adding them to your current configuration.

Easy to install

Because of their modular construction, many shelving systems designed in this way are also incredibly easy to install. Many can be delivered to your door totally flat-packed, with no bulky sections or awkward shaped parts that take up space and make shipping difficult and expensive. The MOEBE Shelving System even removes the need for a screwdriver, as it’s unique design uses wooden wedges to hold up the shelves. It’s quick and easy to assemble, so you can spend your time perfectly adjusting the shelves to your liking, and not searching around for screws on the floor.

They last a long, long time

With the MOEBE Shelving System, individual parts can be purchased at any time, so whether a shelf is damaged over the years, or if you want to switch out the colour of the legs, it’s as simple as just buying the parts you need. This helps extend the life of the shelving system, which is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet.

If you are deciding whether to buy a shelving system for your home, it pays to check how easy it is to find spare or replacement parts. You may never need them, but they can really help extend the life of your furniture, should something ever happen.


Finding a Shelving Unit that can perfectly fit your needs can be a difficult, and often expensive task. Custom-built shelving is a popular option, but the cost to make a totally unique piece of furniture often leads to higher prices, and much longer delivery times. Modular shelving systems are often more affordable than custom-built shelves, but thanks to their design they can offer many of the same benefits.

The MOEBE Shelving System is configured from pre-manufactured parts, meaning it is a matter of days from placing an order to assembling it in your home.

Wall Shelving by MOEBE

Modular shelving: the smarter choice

Investing in a shelving system is a big decision, and it is important to understand exactly what you are buying so you can continue to enjoy it for many years to come. We believe that modular systems are the smart choice, as they offer real benefits that can continue to pay off for years to come.

If you’re interested in modular shelving, why not explore our Shelving System, available in both floor-standing and wall-mounted versions?