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As anyone who follows the constantly changing lineups on each streaming service knows, digital media rights are fickle — the home for your favorite films can change from month to month. And even if you do own digital copies of some films, you could potentially not be able to access your purchases if your internet goes out, or, worse, if they become unavailable in the digital store through which you bought them.
There are plenty more bonuses to physical media: gorgeous packaging (like in these currently discounted Criterion Collection selections), commentary tracks, featurettes, and other extras. Plus, if you get one of your family members to act disinterested yet judgmental at the same time, you can replicate the full video store experience that began to disappear circa the turn of the century.
Of course, there are downsides to having a large DVD and Blu-ray collection, too. Like how most of us who have been confined to our homes for the majority of 2020 have been trying to de-clutter, not add to our collections of stuff. But with the help of these gorgeous storage options, from rotating displays to attractive and innovative shelving, you’ll be able to show off your collection with pride.
This 57-inch tall five-tier shelf has a 360-degree rotating design and is made of 100-percent sustainably sourced bamboo. While you’ll have to assemble it yourself, all hardware is included and the material wipes clean easily with a damp cloth and mild cleanser. It’ll hold between 200 to 300 DVDs, Blu-rays, or other media, plus it’ll kind of feel like you’re browsing in a video store when you go to pick out what you’re going to watch for maximum retro vibes.
If you like the spinning design but have a lot more media to store, this holds 1,600 CDs or 756 DVDs. It comes in five different finishes, and the swivel plate is made of super-strong fiberglass rated to hold up to 400 pounds.
This last rotating option comes in both a variety of different-colored particleboard colors. The six-tier shelf has a stainless steel rotating disc, and comes in a flat-packed box for easy assembly.
Go for the industrial look with this heavy gauge steel wire 12-shelf unit that fits 864 CDs or 450 DVDs, Blu-rays, or games. The shelves are easily adjustable in one-inch increments with no tools required, and it includes dividers. The independently adjustable feet mean you’ll have no trouble leveling it on any surface.
Integrate your physical media seamlessly into your decor with this media storage cabinet with tempered glass-paneled sliding doors. You’ll be able to store 720 CDs, 288 DVDs, 144 CDs, or 348 Blu-rays using the eight adjustable shelves that can adapt for several different kinds of media.
Keep your midcentury decor with this three-tiered cube bookshelf made from an attractive walnut wood grain laminate and splayed and tapered dowel wood legs. The seven shelf spaces mean you can organize by genre, director, or any other way you’d like.
Channel a more modern vibe with this V-shaped bookshelf, which can hold a slew of DVDs and Blu-rays on its different-sized open shelves and could also act as a very attractive room divider. This model comes with a slim black metal frame and grey wood-look shelves that are finished on all sides.
This S-shaped bookshelf features a vintage industrial-style look and is made out of high-quality metal tubes and CRAB P2 MDF board with wood grain finish. Each of the five shelves can hold up to 48 pounds, and is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
For a similar style but with a slightly different vibe, the simple, modern, compact design of this freestanding ladder bookcase features five open cubes of various sizes. It’s made out of particleboard and high-quality MDF, and can hold up to 44 pounds.
Another attractive étagère is this gold and faux marble option, whose eight differently sized shelves are made from laminated particleboard and can hold up to 35 pounds each. The sleek glam look can fit a variety of styles, and it assembles easily.
This small S-shaped bookshelf is available in a variety of color options for both the manufactured wood shelves and the metal frame. The shelves are only 12 inches deep, which means the 50-inch tall unit won’t take up too much space. Each shelf can hold up to 35 pounds and only requires a screwdriver for assembly.
If you’re looking for a shelf with a thinner profile, this option contains similar design elements as some of the more modern options. Each of the seven tiers can hold up to 11 pounds, and the four anti-slip pads for the bottom mean it’ll stay in place on any surface.
This metal spine storage tower has a dozen shelves that can hold up to nine pounds of books or other media each. About six DVDs or eight Blu-rays will fit on each shelf, depending on the packaging, resulting in an attractive stack of media that fits in a slim space. The wide, sturdy base means there’s no danger of tipping over.
This attractive tree design comes in plenty of variations from plenty of sellers, so if you’d prefer a neutral color or wood you’re covered. This blue option is a unique choice, and can hold up to 15 pounds in its seven shelves and one drawer.