Don't be square; try rectangles too. Try creating movement and flow in your space while also keeping organized. Look to these staggered shelving units in several sizes to solve many of your display and storage needs. Great for displaying books, pictures, trinkets, and memorabilia in family and living rooms, these interesting patterns add the feel of contemporary art to the room.
It's tough finding furniture that's both stylish and functional -- and that also fits in the compact apartments here in San Francisco. But these shelves and bookcases fit the bill. I like the classic finish combined with the intriguing shapes.