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Bookshelf-Printed Wallpaper That Lets You Have An Extensive Library Without Any Books

You might wonder how exactly you can have a library if you don’t have any books. Well, it’s very simple. All you need is the right type of wallpaper. With the right print and the right pattern, wallpaper can be used to create all sorts of illusions. In other words, you can create the impression of having walls filled with books without actually owning any. It’s an interesting idea that could be used in modern homes or in offices.

Have a fake bookshelf wall in the bedroom to add depth to the room

The wallpaper lets you create the vintage or the professional décor you want without wasting space with actual books. This is very useful, especially now when people prefer to read books on their laptops or tablets and to no longer use the hard copies that take lots of space and waste paper.


Use Books as Art with These Bookcase Décor Ideas

Bookcases don’t have to be shunned to the side of the wall with all your tattered books on display. They can become part of the décor in a big way, while looking after all your beloved novels. Here are some tips on how to be a bit more creative with your bookcases and reap décor bliss.

Decorate the Middle Wall.

Divide the Room with Books

The dividing wall between two rooms (or in a large room) is the perfect spot to create a bookshelf! It fills up the boring white wall while by adding a few décor touches in the form of books and/or other special family mementos you place on the shelf.


Flexible Chuck – an adaptable shelving concept

These days, interior design is all about flexibility and adaptability. We look for ingenious and smart designs that focus on functionality but we also keep an eye out for those that are eye-catching and innovative on a more aesthetical level. If we’re lucky, we find stuff like this.Chuck is a new shelving concept developed by German designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn. The big innovation here is the flexibility of the shelves.

The unit is made from six 4 mm thick planks of wood. When they’re in their original state, the planks are just nicely lined up and form a pile. They are attached to a mechanism at their ends that allows them to change their position and shape freely. As a result, you can place books, decorations and all sorts of other objects on these shelves and they will change their shape to accommodate them.


Tips For Keeping A Bookshelf Organized

I don’t know about you but I’m always having trouble keeping the bookshelves clean and organized. Let’s say I spend an entire day organizing the books and making sure everything is perfectly organized. At some point they will all look messy again. This usually happens when you take a book but you don’t put back where it was. You either can’t remember where it was or it just seems easier to put it horizontally instead or vertically. This is how everything gets messy.

But there are things you can do to prevent that. They are simple things that you can do and that will help you keep your bookshelves tidy and organized. Let’s now explore some of these tips.


6 Unique and Stylish Bookshelves For Your Home

Are you tired of the usual, bulky bookshelves? Coming in a small array of black, brown or white, bookshelves just never seem stylish enough to add any sense of decor or design into your home – not matter what corner you decide to put it in. Sure it may do its job as far as keeping your books organized, but does it do its job as far as enhancing the room’s fashion? Well, it should and it can. All you need to do is shop around a bit. Take a look at some of our favorite, unique and stylish bookshelf finds!

1. The Not-so-Bookshelf Bookshelves.

If you truly can’t find anything unique that is an actual bookshelf, you can always create one out of old items that you don’t have any use for anymore. For example, a retro TV. Gut it, clean it and then display some of your favorite books inside. This is an easy decor piece, it’s an instant conversation starter and looks great in your home office or in the living room.


20 Unusual Books Storage Ideas For Book Lovers

Lots of people like to read. They find this a very relaxing activity that allows them to get rid of the stress and to disappear into a fantastic world along with the characters of the book. It’s great to be able to do that but before you get to enjoy reading you also have to take care of a few functional elements. For example, you need to find a proper storage space for your books. We’ve prepared a series of wonderful examples and we hope they’ll inspire you.

If you want to store your books in the living room, then this space will become a sort of library. A simple and rather traditional storage solution would be to have one or many bookcases. To integrate them in the décor without wasting too much space, you could use the small spaces in between the windows or in the corners.{found on smithandvansant}.


The Bookworm Bookcase, An Unconventional Alternative For Reading Nooks

Every once in a while, everyone likes to take some time to read a few pages from a good book or to simply read a magazine. The times when the library was an important part of any home are long gone. Nowadays we take a more practical and space-saving approach and we have replaced it with something as simple and cozy as a reading nook. But lately not even that satisfies our desire for modernity and uniqueness.

It’s this desire that has driven designers to create pieces such as the Bookworm. With a clever and catchy name, the Bookworm attracts us even before we actually get to see it. But this bookcase has another interesting surprise once you lay your eyes on it: a unique and original design. The Bookworm was the creation of Dutch designers from Atelier 010. They’ve come up with this creation as a response to the request for an organic bookcase.


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