6 Most Innovative Ways To Design A Bookshelf In Your Home

A bookshelf is considered as a door to knowledge. Books offer in-depth knowledge on all topics you can think of. All professional individuals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, and others) have to constantly read books and journals. They have to acquire the latest information published in their profession. The books that are often used for consulting are referred to as “Reference books”. Often, over the years, some books become out-of-print. If you have a copy of this “priceless book”, then hang on to it.  Books throw light on how to keep fit (yoga, exercising and health benefits). Reading books on various religions (ancient Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) enlighten the mind. Books on hobbies (cooking, art, sculpture, music, gardening and more) relax all readers.

People interested in poetry, prose, literature and fictional novels cannot live without a book. Most book lovers share that they are never lonesome as long as they have a book to read. There are several people who love purchasing books for their personal collection. After some time, they require to create bookshelves to stack these books. Books should be stored in an upright position. Heavy books should be stacked one on top of the other in lying down position. Here are the 6 most innovative ways to design a bookshelf in your home.

{ 1 } Full Wall Book Shelves


At home, make your reading room into a personal library. Using white colored wood, you can make full wall bookshelves. Cover all three walls of the reading room starting from the ceiling to the floor. You can create a total of 7 rows of shelves to store your books in an upright position. These 7 rows can be further divided into 1-2 vertical partitions. Thus, you can segregate like books together and stack them conveniently. In the home library, you can place a beautiful carpet to keep warm in winter. On it, place one very comfortable, leather-made sofa for one and place a soft cushion. Ensure you have proper reading light from the standing lamp with white shade. You can place a table next to the chair.

{ 2 } Floating Bookshelf Design


A floating bookshelf can store more books, add visual interest, and free up floor space. It makes the room look larger and more attractive. You can get the same look in your home too. Start from the top leaving enough space from the ceiling. The top plank should be attached to the right side of the wall. Although, leave some space between the plank and the left side of the wall. Below this space, attach another wooden plank on the left side of the wall. Ensure there is space between the plank and the left side of the wall. Also, the books on the shelf should have adequate space when stored upright. Likewise, continue attaching the shelves till you reach the bottom level. Place the last shelf on the wall about 1-2 inches above the floor. As you can see, extra space between planks is useful for tall decorative items.

{ 3 } Reader’s Nook or Alcove


Children’s Playroom And Reading Room Design By JP Franzen Associates Architects
Create a reader’s nook or alcove around the matching wide window in your child’s attic room. You can use this room for your child’s den or playroom and study. On the far end, starting from the floor to the ceiling, you can create a special bookcase. Make the lower three shelves on either side of the window in a rectangular shape. Add another two shelves to match the pyramidal-shape of the two side walls. Add another single triangle-shaped compartment. You can use all the created compartments for storing books. Above the last shelf, add square-shaped compartments to store toys and other stuff. Create a small daybed or seat in front of the window. You can utilize this seat as a place to sit and read. Allow your child to explore books and get into the habit of reading.

{ 4 } Under Bed Bookcase Design


Building a bookcase under your bed can have many benefits. It adds visual interest to the design. Moreover, you can access books easily from the bed, save space, and give a modern look to your decor. You can stack books one on top of the other and store them under your bed. Whenever you wish you can pull out the book that interests you and read. This idea of storing books under your bed saves a lot of space within your home. As the name suggests, you would be using your regular bedroom to create under the bed bookcase design. Your bedroom should be well lit at all times. During the day you can avail the sunlight streaming through the window. While after sundown, you can use the reading lamp over the bed.

{ 5 } Recessed Shelves For Books


Use the wall or partition separating your living room and dining room to create recessed shelves for books. Here, the off-white contrasting colored bookshelves have been created against the black background. Although the final design looks complex, the pattern to be followed is very simple and neat. You would notice that you have to place two shelves parallel to each other. Ensure there is adequate space and insert a slanted shelf in between. As a result, you create different sized compartments for books of various heights. Also, you can decorate with tall souvenirs.

{ 6 } Bookshelf In A Staircase


Almost every multi-storeyed home has a staircase connecting from the first floor to the second floor. There is a railing for holding and support while climbing the staircase. Generally, this railing is attached to the wall adjacent to the staircase. This staircase can be utilized for creating the bookshelf in a staircase. You can create three board compartments each having four shelves to stack books upright and lying down. Also, divide the four shelves into two using a vertical divider. The following compartment again with four shelves should be fitted slightly raised that the first compartment. The last compartment with two shelves should be placed near the second floor and its railings.

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