As far as made up holidays go (we're lookin' at you, National Siblings Day), Record Store Day—this Saturday, April 16—is a good one. It's a chance to celebrate vinyl, yes—and a chance, too, to pull out that Songs in the Key of Life you haven't spun in ages—but it's also a time to consider just what you're storing your records in and what you're putting your turntable on.
Here, now, five great storage solutions for the design-minded record-head in your life, whether they're seeking vinyl-sized cabinet space or simply a nice spot to plop their turntable and speakers.
1. Ikea's Tillfälle cabinet
Itching for something clean-lined and colorful that won't break the bank? Perhaps this Ikea cabinet, from the company's new line of Brazil-inspired goods, will tickle your fancy. It's not the cheapest Ikea option (that honor goes to this stalwart cabinet inspired by gym lockers), but it's fairly priced. It'll run you $329.
2. Muuto's Reflect sideboard
Willing to spend big for your beloved system? Finnish company Muuto offers a simple, gorgeous credenza, called Reflect (a nod to the curvature of the panels on the front of the piece) and designed in collaboration with Søren Rose Studio.
Available in natural oak veneer or black-painted veneer, the large option is $4,150, with a smaller one available for $2,800. There's also a smaller three-drawer dresser option in the series ($3,225).
If you're going for vintage vibes, Etsy is likely the place for you to begin your hunt. We can recommend two consoles, an all-in-one 1969 Zenith stereo record player cabinet (model Z931 for the nerds among us) going for $650, and this black walnut console going for $895.
4. Blu Dot's Shale 2 Drawer / 2 Door Dresser
Yes, we realize Blu Dot's Shale storage unit has "dresser" in its name, but who says you have to play by the rules? Offered in three finishes (Blu Dot calls them 'Smoke,' 'Walnut,' and 'Light Walnut'), there's an option for interiors with any color palette.
5. West Elm's Midcentury Buffet
West Elm calls this cabinet, inspired by the simple materials and no-frills designs of the 1950s and '60s, "simple and sophisticated." You be the judge, but at $699, we can attest that it's reasonably priced.
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