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Buying a bookshelf

Buying a bookshelf

Bookshelves can be a value addition to any household as they provide adequate space for storage for books and many other valuables. Bookshelves aren't necessarily meant for storing books only, it also serve as a display unit for items like photo frames, souvenirs and storing nitty gritty stuff. It can also be used to keep baskets to store magazines, video games and other gadgets etc. in it.

Here are different types of bookshelf designs that one can choose from:

  • Wall mounted bookshelves - These are perfect for homes where there is less floor space. These bookshelves with beautiful designs can be mounted on the walls at the eye level, providing space for storage and also serving as a wall decor item.
  • Cubed
  • Corner bookshelves - These bookshelves fit into the corner and utilize the unused corner space of any room. These are perfect to use in small apartments.
  • Elmwood
  • Tower bookshelves - These bookshelves are tall with many shelves to provide adequate space storage. It occupies less space and draws the eyes towards the height of the room and looks excellent when placed in big rooms.
  • Elmwood
  • Ladder or leaning bookshelves - These stylish bookshelves add to the decor of the room. The ladder form storage gives a modern look to the room while providing enough storage for books and other display items.
  • Glass book cabinets - These types of book shelves have glass doors and keep the books and other things well-organized, safe and away from direct sunlight and dust. It just adds to the classy decor of the house. This multipurpose furniture can be stored at any corner of your house. You can buy it for your study room, living room or your drawing room. Just consider the following tips before buying any book shelf -
  • How many books or other stuff need to be accommodated in the bookshelf?If the answer is many, go for a tall heighted bookshelf which has many shelves and provides adequate storage space.
  • How much space is available in the room? If the room is already too occupied with other furniture, go for bookshelves that are sleek and can be mounted on the wall. You can buy two small sized book shelves and put them on the wall if your room is small.
  • Bookshelves are available in alarge variety of styles. Choose from wall mounted, cabinet styled, glass cabinets, tower shelves or corner bookshelves. Pick the one appropriate for your home according to the space and utility.
  • Choose the frameand design carefully according to the decor of the house. If your house has a traditional look, go for classical styled bookshelves. If your house has a contemporary look to it, add modern designed bookshelf.
  • Bookshelves can be crafted out of many materials like wood, MDF and engineered wood. Wooden bookshelves are sturdy and will last for years. Engineered wood and MDF bookshelves come in a variety of shapes and designs and is a cheaper alternative to wood.


Make your home an organized place by adding bookshelves to your furniture. Look out for the best one that fits your home and utilizes space in the best manner it can.