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Best Bookshelf Ideas: Use unused space

Best Bookshelf Ideas: Use unused space

“When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Book lovers have a constant problem: always too many books, too little space. Good books are the kind you keep to read and reread, over again. Books become like old friends you want to visit every once so often. And given enough time, this book collection can become quite large.

Whether you are an avid reader with a large collection of books or a part-time book worm with only a select few volumes, we’ve looked at some innovative ways you can store books around the house without taking up loads of space.

Wall-mounted book shelf

You might not have enough floor space to for your favourite book shelf into the living room arrangement, but you’re forgetting about the empty space a few feet off the floor… all you need is the right carpentry equipment and there you go, problem solved! Simply drill into the wall for an instant wall-mounted bookshelf. Run it the width of the wall all the up to the ceiling to create an illusion of space.


Ceiling-edge book shelf

You can also run a single shelf along the edge of the ceiling for a quirky effect. This space is rarely utilised so running a border of books is an innovative and eye-catching idea!


Corner book shelf

Making the best and most productive use of corners can be solved by using unorthodox methods and some ingenuity. Make sure you maximise the wow factor by adding a different shape or structure, or go vintage if your style and décor allow for it.


Book shelves need not take up a lot of space and neither do they have to be conventional and boring. By being creative and looking at everything you already have at hand, both the available space and the resources at your fingertips, you can build a book shelf that is both practical and a conversation piece.

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