When we first moved into our condo, we purchased this popular open shelving unit from Ikea (which was just recently discontinued) for our living room -- and I have to say, I've loved having it in our home!
It's large enough to hold our collection of books, picture frames, potted plants, you name it -- all while blending nicely with our other pieces of furniture (it actually looks nearly identical to Pottery Barn's Tanner collection, which we also have in the room -- another plus!).
However, despite how versatile this piece is, it simply isn't baby-friendly and before we know it, our son will be crawling all over the place and using everything in the house to pull himself up. So, I'm now on the hunt for a sturdier replacement piece that will tie in nicely with the rest of our furniture while still providing adequate living room storage.
At the moment, our living room a mix of reclaimed wood and iron pieces (from a handful of different designers and retailers since I don't like anything to be too matchy-matchy). Here's what the room currently looks like:
Whatever I choose will have to match our weathered wood media cabinet and dining table (not pictured), the iron coffee table, and the pillows and rug that are currently in the room (since I have no plans to switch any of that up just yet).
I'm still trying to make a final decision, but here are a few options that I'm considering:
I still have no idea which one we'll go with or even if I want open shelving vs. closed doors (and if closed doors, wood or glass panels?!). I hope to make a decision within the next few weeks, so let me know which is your favorite or if you've seen other options that I should also be considering! All recommendations welcome!