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Design Ideas for Your Bookshelf

Artful ways to store your favourite reads in your living space

By Amy Saunders  | September 8, 2020 | Category

Photo by Malte Baumann on Unsplash
Photo by Malte Baumann on Unsplash

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Storing your books in a safe and clutter-free manner can be quite a mission sometimes, especially if your home has limited options for space. We have come up with a few ideas artistic, classy and decorative ideas for you to consider for your bookshelf or bookcase.

Floor to ceiling

Perfect for the avid book collector, a built-in floor to ceiling bookshelf will provide the right amount of space and add a vintage look and feel to your home. Consider a rich, warm wood for the bookshelf and don’t forget to pair it with a sturdy, matching ladder.

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Quirky Colour

Most likely something to add to your DIY list, giving your bookshelf a fresh coat of paint will transform your living room or study’s look. A bright blue or a soft pastel, the colour possibilities are endless.

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Modern Design

An open and freestanding bookshelf with a trendy background like a vibrant wallpaper or a more industrial look like this raw face brick wall is a great modern décor idea for your book storage.

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Colour Blocking

Books with bright opposing colours placed next to each other on a white or plainly coloured bookshelf will become a decorative focal point in a room. Adding a few quirky art pieces to the shelf will balance the look out perfectly.

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The Hidden Door

Add some character and mystery to your home with a built-in bookshelf featuring a hidden door leading to the next room.

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