Traditional bookcases offer great versatility. Perfect for a home library or office, they also work well in a living room, dining room or even in a spacious bedroom. If yours is a very traditional, ornate style, StylePath has lots of detailed bookcases that combine beauty and functionality.
The Heirloom Single Open Bookcase is one of those ornately hand-carved pieces that is immediately associated with luxury and elegance. It comes in several colors and finishes, but this antiqued ivory is our favorite. Two of them would be beautiful in a formal dining room, placed on either side of a large window.
Many simple wooden bookcases are made specifically for function, but do you really have to sacrifice looks just for a place to keep your books nice and tidy? We say forget that and get on to owning one of the unique modern bookcases that combine beautiful form and function all in one. Placed in a living room, home office or library, the Simati Cherry Modular Bookcase provides plenty of space for books and pretty accent pieces or collectibles. Asian, specifically Chinese, in design it is made of a pinewood frame with a gorgeous cherry wood finish. Additionally, there are two sliding drawers and a cabinet below adds a perfect place for extra DVDs or board games.
Simatai Cherry Modular Bookcase Etagere
Continuing the "cozy reading" theme from last week, Friday Finds this week was inspired by the boxes of unpacked books in Susi's attic. She found these three modern "cube" bookcases that would be great for books, objects or even vinyl records. Simple design would blend seemlessly into most decor.
This bookcase is currently on sale with a savings of over $300. Got to love a sale. low: $700 (on sale)
Love the height (88in.) on this one. Think of all the books you could put in it and still have a small footprint in the room. med: $2000
Gorgeous classic from Design Within Reach first designed in 1997. An investment piece you'd never outgrow. high: $3200
Simple wooden bookcases, like the Mission Bookshelf from Home Decorators Collection, are perfect for all those books or one of your decorative collections. They provide the function and clean lines of contemporary bookcases without being too modern. Versatile bookshelves such as this one, blend well with most decors.
The Mission Bookshelf comes with three, four, five or six shelves and has a satin-smooth finish. So depending upon the extent of your library or the number of collectibles you have, you find the right bookcase for you.
Unfortunately, many of us are limited on space in our homes, so we have to rely on one room for several functions. For example, the living room is often the center of many activities such as watching television, visiting with family and friends, playing games, studying and reading. Purchasing furnishings based on the activities performed in a room is a smart move.
Bookcases can be a great addition to your actively used living room as they are offer support for many of the activities you’ll perform there. You’ll have easy access to many of your frequently used items such as books, board games and DVDs. Try alternating these items on shelves with collectibles or framed pictures to balance function with beauty.
Today, we chose the following bookcases for you based on the most usable space at the best price point. These heavy hitters give you a ton of shelf space in a variety of ways.
Wayborn Fikui Ebony Modular Bookshelf made of sturdy pinewood with a black laminate finish has two drawers surrounded by a variety of shelves. $849
Short Modular Display Bookcase by Wayborn provides a ton of options for books and collectibles. $578
The dark chocolate Exotic Retreat Bookcase also stands in as a room divider. Its classic styling will coordinate well with many styles. $350