“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.
Book shelves under your stairs
The key to finding a great place for a book shelf – especially if you do not have a lot of space in your home – is to use space that would otherwise have gone unused or underused. By using the space under the stairs for book shelves, you optimise the living space in your home.
Headboard book shelves
Reading is a great way to ready the mind and body for a good night’s rest, so why not incorporate your selection of books with your bed set by building a book shelf into your bed’s headboard?
Book shelf under your bed
Another area in the bedroom that is often overlooked as storage space is the space under your bed. Why not use this space as a book shelf?
Book shelves under window seats
On this note, you can also have built-in book shelves under window seats. Since window seats make for a great reading nook, it means that all your favourites are right on hand to be read at your pleasure.
Bookshelf on your window sill
Another great place to create an instant book shelf with no extra effort required is by arranging your favourite books on a window sill. Use other ornaments and knick-knacks to make this area part of your home’s décor.
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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