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.
Let’s take a look at how the other side lives.
A Book Nook
Think window seat, remove the windows and replace them with bookshelves—what a wonderful place to sit and read a book. A book nook is not only inviting for adults, but 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 so that there’s unused dead space under the staircase, 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; consider bean bag chairs and special cubbies that hold the storybooks for children. 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 playroom 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 kid’s 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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