Algebraic geometry is quite new for me, so this question may be too naive. therefore, I will also be happy to get answers explaining why this is a bad question.

I understand that the basic philosophy begins with considering an abstract commutative ring as a function space of a certain "geometric" object (the spectrum of the ring). I also understand that at least certain types of modules correspond to well known geometric constructions. For example, projective modules should be thought of as vector bundles over the spectrum (and that there are formal statements such as the Serre-Swan theorem which make this correspondence precise in certain categories). My question is, what is the *general* geometric counterpart of modules?

This is not a formal mathematical question, and I am not looking for the formal scheme-theoretic concept (of sheaves of certain type and so on), but for the geometric picture that I should keep in mind when working with modules.

I will appreciate any kind of insight or even just a particularly Enlightening example.