What you’ll find here are creative, even elaborate book storage ideas. The standard approach to storing books usually involves a bookcase or in some instances a convenient storage trunk that double as an end table.
Lets take a look at how the other side lives.
A Book Nook
Think window seat, remove the windows and replace them with book shelves. What a wonderful place to sit and read a book. A book nook is not only inviting for adults, it’s also an ideal draw for young readers.
To create a book nook similar to the one featured below, redesign an unused closet or pantry. Closets can be converted to just about anything you want, but a reading nook is a terrific way to add another seating and book storage area.
Maximize the Space Under a Staircase
If your home is designed in such a way that there’s unused dead space under the staircase then consider designing it to serve the family as a reading area. With ambient lighting and table lamps, along with a few chairs and a cozy rug, you’ve created a warm and inviting space.
Also, some staircases can have bookshelves installed directly into them. The space under some staircases is closed off. Open it up with a bookshelf and you’ve acquired another book storage area.
The photo below shows you an example of a beautiful design style for modern decor. However, add touches that suit your family. For children consider bean bag chairs along with special cubbies that hold their story books. Finish the look with themed wall graphics.
Hidden Door Bookshelf
Just like the movies that feature a secret door, you can also add your own. It’s exactly as it says, a bookshelf that’s actually a door. It makes a fun addition to hide a secret room or office. Whether it’s to create a secure room or to provide a funky entrance to a really cool play room for the kids, it will work.
There are multiple reasons to install a hidden door bookshelf, you check them out here.
Create a Book Store Feel for the Kids
The photo below features a bookshelf that resembles something you’d see in a bookstore or library. Surround the area with cozy seating, a comfy rug and interesting educational wall decor to draw the kid’s attention. Bean bag chairs are always a fun choice for a kids library.
A designated kid’s learning area can also include a family history tree for the wall. While they’re learning to read, they can also learn about their familial lineage.
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