If you could send one song to an alien civilization—one ultimate song to showcase the depth and talent of humanity—which song would you choose?

Luckily, NASA didn’t have to face this choice. In 1977, they sent two records into space, each record containing nature sounds, 55 languages and 27 internationally famous musical pieces, including Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria and “Melancholy Blues” by Louis Armstrong. 

 Thankfully, you won’t have to travel any further to find eight accessible and chic ways to store your favorite vinyl (and none of them involve spacecrafts).

They’re all right here:

(Atomic Ranch curates the best of Mid Century Modern Design to share with our readers. Some of the products you’ll see featured in this story are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, AR will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.)


#1. Prather Storage Racks 

Handcrafted and environmentally responsible, Prathermade designs several display and storage options in a range of different wood selections, including maple, walnut and cherry. It’s easy to find a model that complements the aesthetics of your home. Prices vary depending on the design. Browse their selection at prathermade.com.

Cherry wood record rack displayed on the floor in front of a record player.


#2. Hand Forged Metal Record Stand

Simple storage racks like this one are a chic choice for keeping your collection of vinyl records organized, up front and center. We found this one on Etsy for $109.

Mid Century Modern record storage by DesignAtelierArticle on Etsy


#3. Small Media Console Record Cabinet

With stylish sliding doors and a gorgeous finish, this cabinet makes a statement! It’s currently available at MidCenturyWarehouse.com for $500.

Wooden rectangle cabinet with gold circle pulleys.


#4. Record Player Stand with Vinyl Storage

The options are endless when you get to choose the height, length and stain to customize this record stand and storage. Perch your player on top, and fill the center shelving with all the records you can fit!

Mid Century Modern record storage


#5. Vintage Walnut Record Album Storage Cabinet

 If you’re like me, sometimes your organizational skills are best kept behind closed doors. Cabinets are a great way to keep your records cool and collected while retaining an uncluttered room. You can find this circa 1950s cabinet on Chairish

Mid century modern square cabinet with gold handle.


#6. Crosley Record Carrier Case

Ideal if you’re planning on moving records long-distances in a car or plane. This tan case will keep your sleeves from getting scratched and your records from being (dare we say it) shattered. 

Leather record storage solution case.


#7. Vinyl Record Storage Shelf

Inspired by the all-wire racks of the MCM-era, this stand adds two horizontal shelves on top to rest your record player. It’s a slender and classic approach to record storage that will keep your living space organized and chic. Find it here at Urban Outfitters.

Wire rack record storage solution with two horizontal shelves.


#8. Record Frame

Display your album covers like the works of art that they are with an album frame like this one, found on Amazon. The pinewood is in its natural state, so you have the option to leave it as-is, or customize it with stain or paint.

Wooden record frame.


#9. Mid Century Modern Three-Piece Record Cabinet

This cabinet is elegance itself, with white laminate fronts and a large interior to give your record collection the home it deserves. At $2,600, this piece is an investment in timeless style.

Cabinet with white laminate doors.

#10. BESTÅ Storage Unit

Rounding out our selections with a budget buy from the ubiquitous IKEA, the BESTÅ cabiner offers storage for a wide variety of keepsakes, including vinyl records. The BESTÅ storage system comes in a variety of colors (white, black, black-brown) and styles. Prices vary depending on units and size. Check out the selection here.

Tall walnut cabinet with several shelves.


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