Vintage Mid-Century Wall Units for Every Budget

published Jan 10, 2017
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If there’s one thing every tenant and homeowner can agree on, it’s that you can always use more storage options. Everyone, I’m here to introduce you to your new, multifunctional life saver: the wall unit.

While standalone hutches and credenzas can take up valuable floor space, the wall unit keeps everything tucked neatly away against (and often elevated onto) the wall. A combination of open shelving and closed storage mean you can customize to your heart’s content; adding in the appeal of sleek Mid-century modern design takes it to the next level. And of course, earning little dose of design envy from your friends never hurt either.

Whether you’re spread out in a giant home or crammed into a little city studio, the right-sized wall unit will bring you nothing but organized joy. So let’s see some of the beautiful pieces the Apartment Therapy Marketplace had to offer this week, in a range of prices:


When you’re living in a small space, size matters. But sacrificing scale doesn’t have to mean less storage, you just need to make your system work smarter! Here’s how I’m envisioning the future of this piece: this compact vintage wall unit would be the perfect way to display favorite barware and glasses, while simultaneously keeping less-used items tucked away. But for that price, there’s really no wrong way to use it in your home.


Blessed with more room? Go big or go home. This vintage teak wall unit offers a ton of ways to organize your possessions, and is clearly an expertly crafted piece. For those of you lucky enough to have a dining room, I can picture this unit fitting in perfectly. Display your favorite plates in the bottom cubbies, glassware in the cabinets, and keep the rest of the dinnerware essentials stored safely in the cupboards.


And lastly, we have this angel. Be still my heart. Authentic Paul Cado wall units are coveted for their functionality, as well as the beautiful simplicity of the design. While this piece would be a star in any area of your home, I’m thinking it would really shine as kitchen workspace central. You have the option to fold down a desk, all while leaving room for kitchen storage and display (and not taking up valuable eating space). Truly the best of both worlds.

Think another piece might catch your eye? Check out the rest of the wall units on the marketplace and let us know below!