13 Creative Bookshelf Design Ideas

Get insanely creative with where and how you store your reading materials!

Updated on February 01, 2018 10:02 am

Luisa Wong

Creative Bookshelf Design Ideas

Technology has offered us a vast collection of digital books that we can explore at our fingertips. However, reading a real book is an experience we can never replace. Besides, we can never smell a digital copy, right?

Owning a lot of books with no proper shelving unit is a common problem for book lovers. While there is a plethora of design ideas available over the internet, we’re giving you 14 ideas to shake up your boring reading nook.

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1. Repurpose your old ladder and neatly stack your books for that rustic, country vibe.

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2. Why not hang your book storage on the wall and see all your priced jewels dangling and glimmering, waiting for you to read them?

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3. Try something unconventional and get these tipsy bookshelves for your reading corner. Definitely a conversation starter!

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4. Finished reading a book? Check! Haven’t scanned this one yet? Another check! Keep track of your reading materials and put huge checkmarks in your reading nook with this creative bookshelf.

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5. If you have a small space at home and you’re thinking that getting a big bookshelf is too much, adding extra storage in your home shouldn’t be a pain in the neck. Pull-out bookshelves let you keep your books safe and out of your sight—plus, these kinds of shelves are neat, sleek, and simple.

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6. A cat lover who also loves to read? Make your bookshelf cat-friendly! This modular bookshelf called catcase lets you hit two birds with one stone—you’ve got to keep and read your books while your cats play and roam around your reading corner.

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7. Vintage lovers, you can DIY an old door and make it a bookshelf just like this. It will be a beautiful addition to your vintage-style space.

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8. Music lovers who are also bibliophiles will surely want this piano-inspired bookshelf in their home.

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9. Enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing through a good book with this revolving roundtable bookshelf. It's stylish and shabby chic.

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10. Perfect your industrial-style space with this modern industrial shelf unit. It features salvaged oak wood and the metal braces looks delicate but carefully crafted.

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11. Do something fun and creative with this pinpress bookshelf, which adopts its form to the books and things you store. You can put this in the kid’s room so you can ignite their creativity and curiosity while bringing them closer to reading books.

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12. You can easily transform your crates into a shelf that will suit any kind of organisational need. Store your collection of books in these storage crates for that lasting impression from your visitors.

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13. Turn your world—we mean—books upside down! Hang your books from the top instead of supporting them from below. If you’re worried this might damage your books: no, it won’t. This is just an optical trick and you can find out on the internet how to make an inverted bookshelf by yourself.


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