Sometimes you may feel the need to spruce up your home a bit. Even if this consists of just moving the furniture into different positions, you may feel the need for change. Or you may go for a bigger endeavour, such as giving the walls of your home a new colour. Another idea you may have had is to create extra storage space for any books you may have. Adding a new bookshelf or making one yourself can give your whole home a different sort of atmosphere. Especially if you decorate it with small ornaments! Check out our collection of 25 bedroom bookshelf ideas for inspiration! Maybe you’ll be able to find an idea for your own amazing bookshelf designs!
1. A Geometric Design – For a Modern Style
Is your whole home designed in a modern and contemporary style? Then you will probably want to find a bookshelf that complements the overall atmosphere of the house or apartment. Keeping this in mind, how about getting yourself a bookshelf that incorporates a geometric pattern of some sort? For example, there may be a dividing line between the two halves of the bookcase, cutting through the shelf with a zig-zag. Depending on how many things you need to fit on the bookcase, make sure you have enough shelves for everything.
2. All Over the Place – Slanted Floating Bookshelves
Would you like to incorporate a unique and fun idea for your bookshelves? Maybe you were thinking about installing floating shelves on the walls of your room for your books. Instead of attaching them to the walls in straight lines, how about placing them slanted? When you hear this idea, you’ll probably be thinking that your books will just tumble down from these slanted bookshelves. That’s exactly why you also need to install a few book stoppers at the ends of the bookshelves. With the help of book stoppers, your books will be prevented from falling to the ground.
3. Perfect for Corners – Bedroom Bookshelf Ideas
Perhaps you don’t have as much space in your home as you’d like. After all, if you live in a smaller home or your place is already filled with all sorts of furniture, you may not have the room for a large bookshelf. If this is the case, you will have to find space for your bookshelves elsewhere. This is when corner bookshelves come in handy! Installed on the corners of the walls of your home, floating in midair, these are a perfect solution for anyone! You can get these for both inside and outside corners!
4. Adding Lighting Installments – For a Brilliant Glow
Would you like your bookshelves to become the centrepiece of your room? If so, here’s a great trick on how to accomplish that easily. Whether your bookshelves are separate pieces of furniture or built into the walls of a room, an easy way of uplifting their look is by adding lighting to them. By installing lighting fixtures into your bookshelves, you will be able to give it a brilliant glow. It’s totally up to you, whether you’d like dimmer or brighter lighting or where you’d like your lighting to shine from.
5. A Terrific Tree – Bookshelf Designs for Kids
Do you have any kids? Or are you just in search of giving your bookshelf a creative and unique look? Then how about you try out this idea, which will be a terrific bookshelf for a kids room or will make a great piece of decor in any other room, while also being practical? This bookshelf revolves around placing wooden panels together in order to form the shape of a tree. You will be able to store your books on the branches of the tree, just like in the example above!
6. Using Up Space – For Creating a Bookcase
If your house is made up of more than just one level, it will contain a set of stairs. When you are in search of ideas on how to maximise your space options at home, there’s one fantastic idea to try out! This is no other than creating a bookshelf underneath your staircase. You can insert or build some shelves underneath the steps, in which you shall be able to store your books. Thanks to this bookcase, your whole room or home may look cosier than before!
7. Floating Open Boxes – Bedroom Bookshelf Ideas
There are hundreds of ideas on how to create your very own bookshelf! If you’d like to try out something different and unusual, then how about putting a set of box-shaped floating shelves next to each other on the wall? When you’re finished with installing them on your wall, the box-shaped floating shelves may look like a complete actual bookcase. It’s completely up to you on how you place them on your wall, whether you create install them right underneath each other in straight lines. You can feel free to get creative with this idea and experiment around with them!
8. A Fabulous Shape – Trying Out Something New
How about finding a bookshelf that has a modern and minimalist design? Then check out the idea above! Put together of wooden boards, the shelf itself creates a snake-like shape, twisting and turning to create the tiers of the shelf. You will be able to store an array of books on these shelves, but also, don’t forget to add a few ornaments to it, in order to perk it up. If you are thinking about creating a more minimalistic design, then don’t overdo the decorations! Keep it simple and easy.
9. Square Floating Shelves – Effortless and Fabulous
Are you in search of an awesome floating shelf on which you will be able to store some books or magazines? Check out the example above! Wooden panels are attached together, to form a square with an empty inside. Attach these squares to one of the walls of your home. But you only have to attach one side of them to the wall in a diagonal line. This will allow you to place a few books in the hole of your square. Get a few of these and place them on the walls for a stunning look!
10. Mix It Up a Bit – Awesome Bookcase Designs
Here is another fantastic type of bookcase! It embodies a more modern vibe, but you will be able to arrange it in a rustic space as well, without creating a sense of disharmony. The shelves of the bookcase are put together in diagonal lines, each one will be placed right above the one underneath. While this bookcase isn’t the best solution for storing a large number of books, it is guaranteed to look amazing in any room you place it in!
11. Fun with Wooden Crates – Recycling Old Objects
If you don’t want to spend much money on buying a brand new bookcase, then why not put together one by yourself? This is a great idea for anyone who loves to make all sorts of crafts and build new things. Maybe you have a few wooden crates lying around at home, you can attach these to each other and build a bookshelf of your own! This is a fantastic idea on how to recycle simple objects, such as wooden crates. To give your new bookshelf a cool look, you may also coat it in colourful paint!
12. A Cabin-like Ambience – Bedroom Bookshelf Ideas
Have you always found a cabin-like atmosphere appealing? If that is the style you would like your home to embody, then make sure that all the furniture and decor also channel that same sense of feeling. Naturally, this will also include your bookshelf. How about using a large log for the spine of your bookcase? Then attach shelves to it, creating as many tiers as you would like. The earthy and natural ambience of the log will definitely bring that cabin feeling alive in your home!
13. A Bohemian Style – Constructing a Flower
If you have been considering that you put together something completely different, then here is a fantastic design to get you inspired! Construct the shape of a flower, by installing wooden boxes on the walls of your room. The boxes will become the petals of the flower, so you might have to get a few sizes of them, ranging from small to large. You will also have to place some boxes on the wall diagonally, in order to create the resemblance to a flower. This bookshelf will not only become a great place for storing books but will look amazing as well!
14. Low and Long – Easy Bookshelf Designs
Perhaps you have a narrow corridor somewhere in your home, where you feel like something is missing. How about adding a long and low bookcase to one side of it? This is an especially great idea for anyone who wasn’t able to fit their bookshelf in any other room.
15. Interesting and Inventive – Uniquely Shaped and Formed
Get ready to use new and exciting shapes for your bookshelves. If you are bored and tired of using classic pieces of furniture, you’ll be sure to find a variety of modern and fun forms of bookcases. Feel free to add not only a collection of books to your shelves, but also perk it up with a few ornaments or potplants.
16. Elegant and Sophisticated – Bedroom Bookshelf Ideas
Are you in search of a timeless bookcase design, which will bring a natural sense of elegance with itself in whichever room you place it? The bookshelf above is a perfect example of it! It uses three, larger, open, wooden boxes attached to each other with metal rods. Thanks to the larger size of the boxes, you will have plenty of space for storing books or decorative pieces on it!
17. A Stunning Spiral – Ingenious and Innovative
Maybe you are trying to find a bookshelf that is bold and innovative! Something that will definitely draw attention to itself. How about creating a spiral bookshelf out of metal? You will have to insert some book stoppers into some side, as these will stop any books from falling out of it. Try out a book such as this one, for a creative twist in any of your rooms!
18. Basic and Simplistic – White and Wonderful
Even if you feel like your bookshelf is too basic because it has a simple design and is coated in white paint, there are a lot of ways you can spruce it up! It’s all about adding some fabulous ornaments or pot plants as well as books to it. After all, white goes well with all colours, so feel free to get creative and play around with ideas on how to decorate your shelf!
19. In the Corner – Clever Bookcase Designs
If you don’t have room left for placing a bookshelf in, then one solution you can turn to is to arrange your bookshelf in a corner. You can try finding a high and narrow bookcase, that won’t take up much space.
20. Underneath Your Seating – Cosy and Comfortable
Maybe you have a favourite spot in your home where you love to read. If so, then how about installing a set of shelves right underneath the seat. Or another example would be to create a stable and low bookcase and then place pillows on top of it. This will become a comfortable and cosy space for reading!
21. Your Own Library – At Home
Do you have a huge number of books, that you are trying to find a space for storing? How about you create your very own small library? Simply cover a whole wall with bookshelves in one of your rooms and fill it with your collection of good reads!
22. Clever in Contemporary – Bookshelf Design Ideas
Are you still in search of a stylish and contemporary bookshelf? Then take a quick look at the example above. It uses diagonal lines for the inner sides of the shelves. Working with geometric shapes, this will add a hint of modern ambience to your home.
23. Glamorous and Fancy – Frame Your Books
Get inspired by this unique bookshelf and give your own a frame! While storing your books on a basic bookcase, attach a frame onto its outer sides. The books placed on your shelf will look like a piece of art hanging in a gallery!
24. Reimagine an Instrument – Perfect for Music Lovers
If you love all sorts of music, then why not take inspiration from an instrument when it comes to a bookshelf? For example, you can have your bookshelf built to look like a piano placed on the wall! Naturally, you can choose any sort of instrument you’d like your bookcase to resemble. Whether it’s a piano, guitar, the outline of a saxophone, anything will look amazing!
25. Along the Staircase – Great Bookshelf Designs
Maximise the space in your home, by using all the room given to you! For example, you can install a bookshelf right next to your staircase. This is an easy way of placing furniture in a spot, which you wouldn’t think of using and you’re actually saving space!
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