Modular bookcases come in sets that can be stacked, stretched out or even used individually. You can use them to create a traditional looking bookshelf or you can mount them to the wall in creative ways. These bookcases also come in a variety of sizes and designs, so you can use them just about anywhere. Barrister bookcases have glass doors protecting each shelf. Each door has its own hinge, so you can easily slide the glass out of the way when needed. These bookcases are generally fairly large, and they are perfect for protecting your favorite books, knickknacks, collectibles and other important memorabilia.
Storage tables with just one big compartment accessible by lifting the top can also make it really easy to do some last minute clean up of a room when you are getting unexpected company. You can just toss in the odds and ends from around the room and deal with them later when you have more time. One option like this is the Tropical Abaca Small Astor Table by Jeffan, which is made with a solid mahogany base and a twisted abacca fiber upper.