Good books change your life. They make it more adventurous and fun where you get to live so many different lives! It’s only natural to want that excitement to reflect in your homes. While any book lover would agree that there is not enough space to store their beloved collection, there are quite a few options to jazz up your book cabinets.
One of the best ways to decorate your living rooms is by using one element and making it as a focal point. That’s why bookshelves become your best bet to improve your rooms aesthetic appeal. Bookshelves are highly creative and easy to play around with and easily can be designed as per your taste.
This list is certainly not exhaustive as a common google search will throw countless options based on your liking. But! We are sure this post will definitely guide you to design your living rooms using aesthetically pleasing bookshelves in the best possible way. Let’s get started!
1)For Serious Book Lovers
It’s important to decide whether you want a book cabinet which is closed, open or easily accessible. You can easily include a cabinet or a metal and glass combination decorative unit in your living room shown in the below image. To make your rooms aesthetically pleasing in one colour segregate them in colours shown in the image below in black and white.
Most book lovers will agree that the more different and varied colours of books lend a unique colourful charm. In any case, if you have white interior walls, books of any colour would pop out giving you warmth and energy in your rooms.
From the image, the exposed brick wall gives a rustic charm of this home library. It’s simple and so easy to achieve because of the beautiful accent wall. Easily installed with wood shelves, it’s difficult to go wrong with brick walled bookshelves.
The deep colour of the cabinet oozes charm and the nearby comfy chair and minimalist surrounding furnishing makes it very much inviting and cosy. No need for large spaces to set these bookshelves up.
- A simple cabinet with colourful bookbinders will lend a unique charm with a comfortable appeal.
- Choose book cabinet which covers the height of your wall for more book space.
- Fix shelves straight away on the walls for a one of a kind unique bookshelf.
- Try to not add cabinet doors to your bookshelves.
2)Add Fun Element with Different Sizes and Materials
Different sizes require customization from a skilled contractor, but their addition in your rooms becomes a great conversation starter. They might be difficult to create but the best use of your space can highlight the aesthetic appeal of your rooms.
- Design your bookshelves based on your space availability. Very Important.
- Play with materials like glass, MDF, metal, plywood and do not restrict yourself only to wood cabinets.
- Different materials provide huge scope to bring imaginative designs alive.
3)Bring Superheroes in your Room with these Bookshelf Designs
Comics have been part of our childhoods and that’s why these wonderful shelves will take everyone’s breath away. You have to customize these designs and the best is to hire a professional who does these specifically for you.
- Know what kind of superhero bookshelf you want.
- Add led lights, bright colours to add fun style to your bookshelf.
- Ensure the wall you want to set up the bookshelf is mute coloured.
- Follow designers who offer interesting designs. Like – Bored Panda.
4)Cover your Walls with Books
The easiest way to decorate your walls is to cover it with books! They can hold your large collection the easiest way all the while decorating your walls. It’s a perfect idea for a family who loves reading. The family that reads together stays together.
- Install the bookshelf inside the wall for the seamless look
- Add shelves on your walls from top to bottom
- Keep comfortable sofa or chair nearby
- Keep a long table to climb and pick up books which are at the top
For interesting bookshelf ideas, the best way is to keep an eye out for interesting and fun designs. Also, hire a skilled and well-known contractor who can help you to make your vision turn reality.
While your contractor is the best professional to guide, you can share the list to guide them for inspiration. Most of these designs are simple with quirky accessories which can be easily moulded to give you the desired result. For more visual escapades explore more fun designs here, here and here.
Now as we covered the part of bookshelves, here are a few tips for styling your bookshelf.
5)Styling Your Bookshelves
Arrange the books in both vertical and horizontal combination. Mix this up in all shelves. Vertical, Horizontal, Vertical and so on. Also, keep doing this for other shelves too.
2)Books by Colour
Give your bookshelf a colour coordinated appeal by arranging them in a neat file based on colour. It’s going to look beautiful and complement your walls wonderfully.
3)Decorate your Bookshelf
A plant, a bowl, a family picture, or even a seashell will lend a unique beautiful appeal to your bookshelf.
Given bookshelf ideas will surely help you to make your living rooms more comfortable and fun. It will also make your rooms come alive with beauty and adventure while covering blemishes if there are any! We are sure the ideas mentioned here will attract attention from the book lovers far and wide while inspiring everyone to read more.