Published at Thursday, January 25th 2018. by neymar in Bookcase Design.
Whats in a bookcase? Well, obviously, books, but actually theres a lot more. Besides giving you a way to store and organize your reading material, owning an attractive high quality bookcase shows that you are well read and gives you an opportunity to display your interests. It also adds an important design element to your home.
However, it is my own personal opinion that best all rounder type of bookshelf is the corner bookcase, which is perfect as it does not use much space at all, yet is able to hold hundreds and hundreds of books. Corner bookcases and bookshelves are very affordable, yet look professional and polished, and add a richness to the room that they are used in.If you have kids or pets, one of these is perfect, as they are almost impossible to knock over and damage.
Bookcases are now not only used to store your items, they can also define your space and decorate the room. Matching pieces can be added, such as desks, chairs, sofas, coffee tables, and beds. What was once a functional piece of furniture can now be a decorative addition to your home.
Very much like the earliest bookcases that adorned the elegant libraries of Europe in the middle ages, solid woods are still used on most high quality bookcases. To this day, solid oak is the material of choice in that it affords durability, style, and beauty. It is used in many styles that are popular today, including Mission, Traditional, Colonial, Shabby Chic, and Contemporary.
Some bookcases have open shelves on top and doors on the bottom, which is very handy for storing games, art supplies, whatever you might need but want to keep out of sight below and display books on top.
This wasnt always the case, though, as books themselves and bookcases were incredibly expensive items that could only be bought by the highest of society. They were a symbol of wealth, status and intellectuality that marked nobles and academics. How things have changed! These days bookcases and bookshelves are within the price range of everyone.