The best magazine racks: 7 luxury picks for your space

Invest in one of these stylish magazine racks to show off your most prized books and magazines – and the latest issue of H&G

Best magazine racks: three magazine racks on a white background
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A striking magazine rack could be just the thing that's missing in your home. This extremely versatile piece of home decor isn't just for those who want to display their favorite magazines and books with various options doubling as stools or side tables. Here, we've carefully selected and showcased a range of magazine racks to suit different tastes, as well as functions that are crafted to the highest standard.

A well-designed magazine rack can become the central talking point of any room, and though acrylic designs are big right now, there are traditional leather and marble picks worth considering, too. Complete with your favorite editions of your chosen magazine, there's nothing not to like about these unique finds. Plus, if you need a little inspiration on how to fill your magazine rack, you can head over to our guide to the best interior design books for more.

The best magazine racks for style and functionality – as chosen by the H&G team

Best magazine racks: Image of Moe's Home Collection Cave Magazine Rack

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1. Moe's Cave Magazine Rack

A 2-in-1 leather magazine rack which doubles as a side table

Reasons to buy
+Extremely expensive looking+Multifunctional
Reasons to avoid
-Takes up a little more space than a traditional floor rack

Invest in this side table from Moe's Home Collection and elevate your living space in an instant. This genius industrial-inspired design incorporates everything we like about faux leather holders with the practicality of a side table. This would be coveted by any avid reader as a gift and can completely change the game when it comes to stylishly storing novels and magazines. 

Best magazine rack: Image of Umbra Magino stool

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2. Umbra Magino Clear Stool with Magazine Rack

A transparent option for showing off your reading material

Reasons to buy
+Extremely on trend+Doubles as a stool
Reasons to avoid
-Less traditional

If this acrylic magazine rack and stool combination looks familiar to you, that's likely because this style has taken off in the last few months as an ideal way to accentuate your living space. Stylish, unobtrusive, and likely to suit just about any decor, we love how this stool curves and the fact that it's solid and sturdy too. Find a totally innovative way to store magazines and your favorite literature with this stool.

Best magazine racks: Image of Walker Edison side table with magazine rack

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3. Walker Edison Oblong Side Table with Magazine Rack

With a marble top, this gold magazine rack can also house a plant or a table lamp

Reasons to buy
+Multi-functional+Gold accents
Reasons to avoid
-Avoid if you already have enough side tables

There are limitless ways to integrate this Walker Edison side table into your home thanks to the integrated magazine rack. With a faux marble or dark walnut finish, the tones at work with this table can complement so many types of room – and carefully situate your favorite books or magazines. For a touch of art deco and plenty of practical space, you can't do any better than this doubled-up side table.

The best magazine racks: Image of Anthropologie leather magazine rack

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4. Anthropologie Velvet + Iron Magazine Rack

A handmade magazine rack with a gorgeous—and durable—iron fram

Reasons to buy
+Unique design+Handmade
Reasons to avoid
-Floor rack won't suit everyone

This magazine rack from Anthropologie is perfect for anyone who knows they want a larger floor rack – and if they have a little extra floor space. Display magazines, books, records and more within this holder, which has beautiful and intricate handmade stitching. While the detailing is dainty, this has a sturdy iron frame too, combining the best of both worlds. It's available in taupe or blue, and the perfect accompaniment to your sofa or side table.

Best magazine racks: Image of Pangea Home Magazine Rack

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5. Pangea Home Blake Magazine Rack

A minimalist magazine rack complete with a carrying handle

Reasons to buy
+Carrying handle+Brass frame detailing
Reasons to avoid
-None if you like to keep things subtle

Sometimes opting for the simple choice is the best, and this refined magazine rack from Pangea showcases that perfectly. It has a handle for easy carrying if you want to change things up in a different room, and a whole lot of storage space too. This is a timeless design choice and the high-end finishes make it wholly worth its price.

Best magazine racks: Image of Anthropologie magazine rack

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6. Anthropologie Zane Magazine Basket

A woven magazine rack offering a soft, subtle effect

Reasons to buy
+Basket style rather than a rack+A classic choice
Reasons to avoid
-Takes up floor space

If you're leaning toward a magazine rack that's a little more traditional, this choice from Anthropologie has it all. The handwoven rattan design is what you might classically expect from a magazine holder, while the open ends mean you're not just restricted to only magazines and books, with the choice of stashing blankets and chunkier objects in there, too. Style it next to your favorite armchair and you have the perfect cozy set up.

Best magazine racks: Image of Ballard Designs magazine rack

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7. Ballard Designs Marble Wall Mounted Magazine Rack

An elegant magazine rack that requires wall mounting

Reasons to buy
+Spruce up your walls+Marble base
Reasons to avoid
-Requires hanging 

Many of wall-mounted magazine racks tend to be wire, which we find is a little more reminiscent of an office than you might like. This marble addition from Barrow Designs goes against the grain, with its heavy white base that's bound to suit an unadorned wall. We love that it is completely handmade and has delicate nickel finishings, though it's fair to say the installation process might be a little bit of a hassle.

Where to buy a magazine rack?

If you want to explore all of the options out there when it comes to book storage ideas and designing a home library, then there are plenty of retailers with high-quality choices. These are some of our favorite stores:

Molly Cleary
Molly Cleary

Molly is a freelance writer for Homes and Gardens. She loves writing about stand mixers, home design, and cleaning hacks. When she's not writing she enjoys baking and embroidery, as well as getting stuck into a good book.