Bookcases are a common feature in a home, mostly, of course, for storing books. However, there are actually quite a few creative uses for bookcases that anyone can use in their home that go just a little bit beyond the ordinary.
Bookcases are great for really making a statement about decor of a home, displaying favorite items, defining spaces and providing privacy. And, best of all, bookcases come in a number of different shapes and colours, leaving you with plenty of different options for using them best in your home.
Let’s take a look at some of the creative ways bookcases can be used in any home that will bring some fun and a unique look and feel to your living spaces.
A Wall of Books
When most people think of using a bookcase in their home, a standard set or two of shelving units come to mind. But why not really take it to the next level and cover an entire wall (or two) in books. Give your home the cosy feel of a library and have visitors begging to stay a few hours in their new favourite room!
A Bit of Privacy
A bookcase is also perfect for adding privacy to a room, especially if you don’t have the funds to add in a new wall. Many people who live in studio flats use bookcases to provide an area of privacy around the bed. This can also be done in bedrooms that are shared between children, why not put up a bookcase divider that gives the children space?
A Separate Space
Similar to using a bookcase for privacy, many people use bookcases to define spaces. This is especially true for those that might have a large open floor plan in their home. Instead of being unsure as how to keep the living area from morphing into the dining area, use a bookcase divider to keep the spaces separate without changing the large airy feel of the room.
A Place to Showcase
Bookcases, of course, are not only just for books either. Many people are forever searching for a way to display some of their most favorite items, especially awards, special gifts, or incredible artifacts from their world travels. A bookcase can be used as a special piece of furnishing to really highlight those truly special pieces that you want to attract attention.
A Piece of Art
Bookcases don’t only have to be boring and square. In fact, there are more than a few designers who are realising how many people love creative uses for bookcases and are making them both colourful and in interesting shapes. Let a bookcase that is truly unique speak for itself as a bit of art on your walls in your home. It will be something very special!