15 Chic Ways to Show Off Your Record Collection

15 Chic Ways to Show Off Your Record Collection

Vinyl records are making a comeback in a big way: In 2014, over 13 million records were sold across the United States, according to the International Business Times — a demand that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s. Whether you began your vinyl collection with some newer releases or inherited your parents’ vintage LPs, you know that digital audio just can’t compare to analog’s warm, organic sound. Plus, when you buy an album, you don’t just get music — you get a piece of fine art. (Did you know many well-known artists, including Andy Warhol, jump-started their careers by designing album covers?) Show off your record collection, big or small, in your decor with these 15 chic storage and display options.

1. Install slim shelves to prop up your favorite album art for a clean, minimalist look.

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2. Store your turntable and stack your records on a cart and deck it out with other odds and ends, such as a plant or a lamp, for extra flair. Buy one made specifically for records here, or repurpose an old bar cart.

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3. Frame a few of your favorite albums alongside posters, prints and illustrations in a wall gallery.

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4. Arrange your favorite LPs in a whimsical pattern on your wall.

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5. Store your records on floating shelves for a sleek look.

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6. Use pallets to make a rustic shelf for your records — you’ll find a few tips here.

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7. Buy or repurpose a bookcase with plenty of shelves and stack your collection in different directions to create an understated pattern.

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8. Make your favorite albums the centerpiece of your bedroom by placing a few on top of your headboard.

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9. Who needs wallpaper, anyway? Cover every inch of your wall with album art from your collection …

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10. … Or just use the records themselves.

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11. Stash your LPs in magazine racks for space-saving storage.

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12. Invest in your very own 1960s-style media console.

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13. Upcycle a flower box and mount it on the wall — it’s the perfect place for the 45s in your collection.

14. Organize your vinyl collection in retro record boxes from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. You can find them on eBay and Etsy.

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15. Stow your records in a cozy, functional bench.