They say that all trends tend to eventually fade away. But that is not always the truth, and in the case of decorating with bookshelves, you can rest assured that you are picking an option that is as timeless as it is trendy. It is easy to decorate with bookshelves, and they are much more than just aesthetic additions, as they also showcase your love for books, decorative art pieces and a whole lot more! Bookshelves need not always be filled with books. From stylish ceramics and fancy china in the dining room to indoor plants that create a wall of greenery, contemporary bookshelves can offer much more than just a space to stack your vast book collection.
Modern bookshelves are all about modular comfort and adaptability. They come in a wide range of styles and shapes, and they vary from those that need to be fitted to the walls to the more casual standalone units. Cutting across style barriers and finding a place in almost every room of the house, here is how you can put that large and open bookshelf to use in more ways than one –
Create Boundaries with Bookshelves
This is definitely our favorite way of putting the smart bookshelf to use, and it is undoubtedly the most popular choice among contemporary homeowners as well! A bookshelf in the open plan living area can delineate space, creating a distinct boundary between the living room and the dining area or kitchen without blocking light or visual connectivity. Apart from acting as a boundary, the shelf also adds to display and storage space and gives the living area a quick style upgrade. From those open, wiry bookshelves to the more sturdy ones in wood, you can pick a selection that best fits the style of your home and the overall ambiance.
A Wall of Books!
Why waste all that vertical space on offer in your living or dining room by choosing bookshelves that barely stand a few feet tall? Modern masterpieces like the one below ensure that you never have to again worry about finding space for the new bestseller at your home! These gigantic bookshelves also create a stunning backdrop in the living room and generally seem most at home in loft-style residences and industrial apartments. Throw in a library ladder or even a mezzanine-style, metallic walkway, and you have a home library / living room that would be the envy of every bibliophile.
Snazzy and Space-Savvy Bookshelves
Most of us simply do not have enough space for a large bookshelf that either reaches all the way up to the ceiling or acts as a room divider and takes up precious square footage. In the small urban apartment, every inch of space matters, and it is slim and elegant bookshelves like those below that work best in these compact settings. With sleek shelving units, a slim frame and an ability to squeeze into the tiniest of corners, these bookshelves offer complete value both in terms of space-savvy design and cost-effective décor!
Living Room Hub
Clubbing the bookshelf with the entertainment unit might be nothing new or revolutionary, but it is a tried and tested method that never fails. Apart from saving space, this approach also gives your living room or family room a curated and elegant vibe, even while ensuring that the television still remains the focal point of the setting. Repeat the style of the bookshelf or its finish elsewhere, and you are all set…
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