Bookshelves are very useful additions to any style of home as they offer storage as well as easy access to the things we like to read. They come in various different sizes, with some taking up whole walls and others taking up a tiny space in an alcove. But no matter how big or small they are, they are useful and beautiful all at the same time.
The main purpose of a book shelve is for the storage and organisation of books, yet in the modern day and age they have become some what of an art piece. Due to the increase of the internet and mobile technology, information is easily sourced without the need for books and of course is accessed a lot quicker than reading through pages upon pages of text. However, in recent years books have increased in popularity predominately because people are losing interest in them, which has created a whole new book craze all over again. People love books and they want to showcase them in such a way that it not only makes them look tidy, but also makes them look spectacular in their current interior décor.Read more
There are so many variations of book shelf design, some that are breathtakingly large in size, some that are made from glass and others that are small and compact, but no matter what material or shape the bookshelf is they have all be expertly fitted in a interior style. The modern style of interior often uses glass as a way of storing books as it looks sleek and sophisticated. You will see some modern homes with light or dark oak bookshelves that fit in with a more earthy interior and are often large in size. There are even bookshelves made from metal that fit into a more industrial and minimalist looking interior, with concrete flooring and raw walls and plaster.
In some of the larger homes, there are even examples of whole walls and even whole rooms being filled with bookshelves to house thousands of books and create a rather interesting piece of art in the process. Some designers have even created a wall full of books that were organised by colour to create a stunning art piece that doubled up as a storage unit. Square bookshelves are often the most common shape, but you can purchase rounded shelving and even bubble shelving that seems to protrude from the wall. If you are after something a little more unique you can even purchase spiral bookshelves that create a really interesting effect once it is loaded with books.
Bookshelves are very useful pieces of furniture that help to store away all you books, but they are also very beautiful and very interesting to look at. Have a browse through our selection of images and see some fantastic bookshelf examples.