Bookshelves are more than just for storing books. As a piece of furniture, they add aesthetic value to your room as well – particularly in terms of establishing atmosphere. They lend a studious and bookish feel to many rooms, especially your study area.
In this post, Handyman Connection® of Folsom lists four stylish bookshelf ideas to try out.
1. Same Color Walls and Shelves
A simple way to unify your room’s aesthetics, particularly the background for your book, is to paint the bookcases the same color as the wall. The finished product looks clean and crisp, and exudes a seamless ambience to your space. Due to the minimalist appeal of this bookcase design, this works well for contemporary and ultra-modern homes.
2. More Than Just a Bookshelf
Bookshelves “shelf” more than just books. Larger ones can support a medium-sized television set. Using a sliding panel, you can even hide your TV in your bookshelf if you feel like reading a book instead of watching a show. Like the previous design, you’ll want to paint your bookcase the same as the wall so that you establish a consistent and hidden effect.
3. Corner Bookcases Fill in the Space
Corner areas of the room tend to be problematic, especially if there’s a “wayward” corner window there. You can even out the negative space by installing a space-fit bookshelf in the corner. Not only does this fill in the empty space, but it “distracts” the view from the corner window. The corner window itself is a good place to set up a reading area as there’s ample natural lighting.
4. Border the Fireplace with Bookcases
The fireplace is the focal point of the living room, yet the space around it tends to feel lacking. We recommend you border the fireplace with bookshelves. Apart from adding some much-needed functionality to an otherwise purely aesthetic part of your room, it enhances the already heightened beauty of your living room’s focal point.
Let Handyman Connection of Citrus Heights help you pick the right bookcase design for your home. Fill out our form, or call us today at (916) 250-0048 to learn more about our home remodeling services.