Super Cool Contemporary Bookshelves for your Home

A guest post by Linjo Joson – a home decor enthusiast and blogger.

“A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.” Alan Bennett

Bibliophiles (a person who collects or has a great love of books) know how to take care of their books and how to decorate their homes with them. Storing and Organizing a book collection is a challenge every book lover has faced. The best option is to use bookshelves to organize your books neatly and enhance your home interiors at the same time.

A bookshelf is just like any other piece of furniture in your home. It has a purpose and if you choose well it can add beauty to your home – by keeping all your exclusive books in a single place which becomes noticeable from any angle. Sounds tricky right? Imagine a place where you can keep all your poetry collections or your entire novel collection, the way they keep them in the libraries. This would be a dream scenario for a bibliophile. Let’s explore the different types of bookshelves available and you can easily decide the one which matches your taste.

Ladder Bookshelf

This is a type of bookshelf that looks like a ladder. Yes you’ve heard that right. The ladder bookshelves can be an exclusive item in your home because they look so different. You can keep your books in them as well as some of your favorite showpieces and other decorative items. Normally these are small in size and are suitable for keeping 10 to 20 books. Most importantly, due to the size you can keep it anywhere in your house.

Corner Bookshelf
These are bookshelves that stayed attached to the corner of the wall. You can fit them in any of the corners of your want to give your room a complete look. It is among one the best selling ones because of the way it looks. It has a very unconventional look and is suitable for every home. You can even use it to keep small items like lamps and other of your favorite showpieces.

Barrister Bookshelfbarrister-bookshelf

This is the most common bookshelf and whenever we think about a bookshelf, we think about this one. If you have a complete series of books, this is the one for you. You can keep that collection in one place in an elegant manner. This one is ideal for those who have a lot of books in their stock. This is the kind of bookshelves that we see in the libraries and is one of the favorite among book lovers.

Cube Bookshelf cube-bookcases

This is another unconventional type of bookshelf and if loved by those who look something a bit modern. The cube bookshelf has more space and most of the time the spaces between them are a bit uneven. You can keep as many as 100 books in them or you can use it to decorate your home.

Standard Bookshelf standard-book-shelf

This type bookshelf looks like a little cupboard. Only difference is that it doesn’t have a door. The normal size of this type of bookshelf is around 2 to 3 feet, so you can easily keep things on top of it as well/ Books in the spaces and a small vase in the top; you are done decorating you home.

Bookshelves are a great way to accessorize your living area  and accentuate the way your homes look. Even if you don’t have many books, you can fill in with decorative items. Ever thought of building a bookshelf of your own? Follow this tutorial in building a bookshelf on your own.

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Thank You Linjo Joson, for this guest post!

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