I have never been to a house that didn’t have a book shelf. Even if the people living in the house were not big readers, there is still at least one book repository! Everyone has some kind of book in their home, even if it’s a magazine collection, and so everyone needs some place to put them. And of course, book shelves are not just good for storing books, but they are fabulous for displaying other stuff too!
Most folk think of books as the straight up and down, uniform height shelving units that we see in old libraries, but when it comes to the design and décor of your home, well how you choose to fit your book shelf into your interior design concept is really up to you. The design world is your proverbial oyster!
So if you are looking for some ideas on what sort of book shelf or book shelves to put in your home, here are a couple images of the hottest book shelf design ideas I’ve seen in a long time. I just love them!
A bit like a giant wine rack, this hot book shelf design idea is fabulous. The designer has basically oversized the diagonally slanted wine rack concept and used it as a full wall book shelf instead. It looks fantastic and uses the interior space really well. And naturally, if you want to, you can still stack your wine bottle in it too! Now this idea wasn’t so much about the shape of the book shelves as it is about the way the books have been arranges. This is a hot book shelf design idea because the books have been arranged by colour instead of alphabetically or in order of preference. I’m a colour fiend, so this is exactly the kind of design and décor idea I would love to apply to my book collection! Another very hot book shelf design idea is this one. Instead of placing the shelving vertically, horizontally or even diagonally, this designer has gone for a sort of lop-sided honey comb type design. I love it because it is quite eye catching and organic looking. What is especially striking is the coloured spines against the plain white of the book shelf. This book shelf design idea would look gorgeous in a contemporary home. So speaking of organic, nothing is more fluid and organic than a circle. This hot book shelf design idea is absolutely stunning! The designer has literally made the book shelf out of a circle with a double sided swirl coming to a point in its centre and horizontal shelving through the whole thing. This is a stunning idea for contemporary or minimalist interior design! How about using all that space under your staircase? A very hot book shelf design idea is to install your book shelf under the stairs. Regardless of whether the house s big or small this will save an incredible amount of space and create a very hot feature for your interior décor. This hot book shelf design idea is very quirky and cool. The book shelf here is wavy! Yes wavy! Basically, take a straight book shelf and curve in that wavy way that people describe sound waves, water and undulating snakes. I love the organic feel of this book shelf. It would absolutely uite a contemporary or very modern home! Now I’m not entirely sure how practical this book shelf would be, but it does look hot! This book shelf design idea is simple but very clever, the designer has placed a second, smaller book shelf with in the first, and then tilted it to make it look as though it is falling out of the bigger one! This creates a very cool visual!