Bookcases are very versatile pieces of furniture. Use them to organize books and magazines, display souvenirs and collectibles, or decorate with different accent pieces to complete a design look for your room. Here are some tips from Meble Furnishings & Rugs to help you find the perfect shelves and bookcases for your home.
Popular Types of Bookcases
To select bookcases, look at different types and their function. The most common bookcase styles include:
Standard bookcases: Standard bookcases are usually large, single pieces of furniture. They are often tall and rectangular in shape. They store and organize your books and other items and can serve as a showcase piece in your room. Some options come with equally spaced, horizontal shelves, while other bookcases have adjustable shelves.
Cube bookcases: Like standard bookcases, cube bookcases are often a single piece of furniture. They have cubic spaces where you can display books and items. You could also add a basket or bin to use the cubes like drawers. Cube bookcases come in different sizes and shapes.
Modular bookcases: Modular bookcases are very versatile. They are cube or standard shape and often come in sets of two or more. Configure them in different ways. Some modular bookcases interlock while others simply rest against each other. These come in many colors and stains.
Floating bookcase cabinets: Floating bookcase cabinets may look like a standard bookcase, but with closer observation, you’ll notice that they are not touching the ground, but “floating” on the wall. Like other types of bookcases, these also serve a very functional purpose for storing items.
Leaning bookcases: Leaning bookcases, also called ladder shelves, may look tilted, but the shelves stay in place horizontally. Be careful how you use these bookcases and where you put them so that they don’t fall. With careful placement and the use of brackets, you can secure a ladder shelf in place.
Sizing for Bookcases
Once you’ve determined the style and purpose your bookcase will serve, be sure to measure your walls to make sure that your choices fit. You’ll want to look at things like how deep the bookcase should be, and how much room you have. The three things to look at are height, width, and depth.
Height: Bookcases range in height from a few feet to those that extend almost to the ceiling. Different heights serve different purposes, both aesthetically and in function. A shorter bookcase can sometimes double as a buffet whereas a tall one may hold more items and give your room a more formal look.
Width: Bookcase width generally correlates with its height. Shorter bookcases tend to be broad, whereas taller ones are often narrower. When opting for a tall bookcase, purchasing multiple units can help to anchor the room with flexible design options.
Depth: Bookcases come in varying depths ranging from under 10 inches to over a foot. The depth impacts their use. For example, a very narrow bookcase cannot hold books. So consider the function of the furniture and how much depth you will need.
Buying Modern Bookcases
At Meble Furniture, buying modern bookcases is fast, easy, and convenient. After determining your perfect style, size, and color, simply place an order online. Each bookcase is flat packed and shipped fast to your door. Assembly and installation are simple, and our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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