If you love your collection of books, why don't you create something that can make a statement? This way you will have bookshelves that serve two purposes: as a storage for books and as a decorative piece.
Unique and creative shelving systems can be made into ones that are virtually invisible. Others are works of art that you can brag about to your guests. If you are a book lover looking to make your bookshelf more interesting, these clever solutions will help you find the answer. Check them out and let us know what you think!
This is both an interior redesign and space-saving strategy. This bookshelf design will let you realize that the lack of space is not a disadvantage but an excellent design opportunity. As you make your way to the top floor of your home, you’re reminded of the books you love.
A Bookshelf Made of Books
Who ever thought that you can make furniture with the use of books? Jim Rosenau, a furniture designer and maker, discovered this concept and his work sold all over the country. Recreate his idea by making your own bookshelf made of books. This is a humorous and clever spin on bookcases and bookshelves.
For parents out there, they want their children to be surrounded by books. However, there are those who take the advice literally. A bookcase bedroom is a great model to space-saving design. After all, why should you choose between bookshelves and walls when you can combine both?
It is amazing how organized a color-coded bookshelf looks. This arrangement is the perfect example of decorating not just with bookshelves but with books as well! The best part of the idea is that it works in any bookshelf design, simply take an afternoon to sort them all! This can also be done with the help of your kids, as they can identify colors faster and easier. If the time comes that you need to add a new book to your color-coded arrangement, let the kids decide where to put it!
Bookcase Secret Room
We have all seen this in movies: a book is pulled out from a shelf and suddenly, a mysterious door opens which leads you to a secret room. Well, your house may not be a movie mansion but you can still have a functional door that also doubles as a bookshelf! Install a bookcase over one of the doors of your home. This is best done in one of the rooms of the kids. Your child will surely want this concept as it triggers the imagination!
Rafter Shelving System
Exposed rafters can be beautiful and modern, and the trend has been popping up everywhere. Besides, those who have cramped quarters know that every inch of usable space is valuable. Turning rafters into shelving systems is a great way of hitting two birds with one stone. The idea is also perfect for those who are not very keen in throwing old books away.
The concept revolves around the idea of having books hanged like grapes. They sway every time there is movement. As for the books, they can just be plucked by those who are passing by. Fragility is the aesthetic impression this exudes. You can reflect on the nature of old precious books, giving that delicate impression.
Why don't you save your hard-earned money and find things that you can convert into a bookshelf? There are lots of ideas that you can find online. Our favorite is a crate-turned-bookshelf. If you don't have crates lying around your house, buy a couple of pieces or ask around farmer’s market and get to crafting!