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Designing a bookcase with style – 5 Great Ideas!
The bookcase is a common sight in many homes. Even in this digital age where everyone seems to have a kindle, many still like to keep books that have meaning, as well as being needed on a daily basis.
The bookcase is also commonly used as a display cabinet too of key ornamental pieces and sculptures. There is no reason why a modern bookcase should lack style.
I. A whole wall
If you have a vast expanse of wall, adding a fitted bookcase is a great way to utilise this space and create a stunning feature and focal point to a room too.
Such a large structure will need to be securely anchored and fixed to the wall so we always suggest having a professional team install a bookcase feature of this kind.
You can order your books in such a way that you can easily gain access to them and you can also have spaces specifically for sculpture pieces and so on. Choose the wood finish that will be both elegant and timeless in your interior space.
II. Great in awkward spaces
Making a focal point of an awkward space is also a possibly with fixed bookcases. Under the stairs or in corners where the ceiling slopes, a bespoke designed and fitted bookcase is a great way of making use of all of the space.
Again, you can distribute the books around the space so that you have an organised system so when you need a certain book, you can lay your hands straight on to it.
III. Shelving and cubes
We love bookcases that have a mix of shelving and ‘cubes’. It adds interest to a bookcase as it splits up endless rows or books.
It also means that you can maximise the use of storage on a bookcase without overpowering it. Cubes shelving is a great way to store pretty items but sometimes, you have things that you may not necessarily want to look add. Adding doors to these cubes adds a design features and can be really stylish.
We love cub doors with no handles but a cut away handle in the corner of the door that makes opening it easy.
IV. Down or up lights
Lighting a bookcase really adds a stylish flair to it, as well as being useful in the room as a whole. Adding up or down lights – or a combination of both – can be used to accent some parts of the bookcase, perfect if you want to show off a bespoke ornamental piece or even a piece of art you have included in it.
V. Build the bookcase around a feature
A brilliant benefit of fitted bookcases is that they can be truly bespoke. Many people choose to design and have their bookcase fitted around a feature in their home. This frames the feature perfectly but also adds style and interest to the bookcase.
For example, creating a bookcase over a doorway or as part of the staircase is a great idea. It utilises as much storage space as possible and looks great too!