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Want Your Books Neatly Stacked In One Place? Get A Bookshelf
A bookshelf helps you keep your books in an organized manner. You can also use the shelves to display your decorative items
You have books lying all around the house? Or, you like reading and want to have a small space where you can stack your favourite books? A bookshelf is what you need.
Besides giving your room a clutter-free look, a bookshelf lets you place the books in a way you find them easy to access—non-fiction in one shelf, fiction in another, may be. Here are some features you must consider while choosing a bookshelf for your home:
Choose a piece of furniture that does not make your room look cramped. Take into account the height of the ceiling to decide on how tall a bookshelf you need. If you have a big room, you can go for a wider but shorter bookshelf—you can use the top of the shelf to place decorative items, plants or stationary.
Choose the right material
If you like all things classic, a wooden bookshelf would make for a great choice. With a wooden shelf, you don’t have to worry if heavy books will bring the structure down.
Those looking for a cost-effective option can consider a bookshelf made of particle board—however, it may not be as sturdy as a wooden shelf so be mindful of how much weight you place on it. You can also go for a wooden shelf with a metal frame or a metal bookshelf that is sturdy and stylish.
Which design to pick
If space is a constraint, a wall-mounted bookshelf will save you floor area. A leaning bookshelf with a study table can also help you save a lot of space. Corner bookshelf is another option for smaller rooms.
If you want a bookshelf where you can place some decorative items too, you can consider a cube bookshelf. With smaller square-shaped shelves, a cube bookshelf gives you more compartments to stack your books as well as items you wish to display.
If regular is your thing, a standard bookshelf with three-four shelves of equal size and placed vertically would suffice. For those looking for floor-to-ceiling shelves to fill an entire wall with may be some space in the middle for a television, you need to discuss the customization with a carpenter.
Other features to consider
If you want flexibility, a bookshelf with adjustable shelves will be able to meet your requirement—you can adjust the height depending on the height of the book. You can also go for a bookshelf with wheels so that you can move it around when needed.