F Simple and Serene Living: CREATING SPACE WITH BOOKSHELVES 09 10
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CREATING SPACE WITH BOOKSHELVES

One of the dilemmas we face when moving to a smaller space is what to do with the things we just don't want to get rid of. We all have decorative items and books that we love and those things take up precious space. That is when a bookshelf can really be the answer.

Bookcases tend to draw the eye upward and can be customized to fit any decor. A fabric lining really adds punch to this custom piece.


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Bookshelves can be used to frame a window and can either be built in or can give the appearance of built-ins.

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They are also great space savers when used under a window.

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Bookshelves don't have to be used strictly for books. I love them in a bathroom. (I'm sort of coveting that shower curtain)

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Don't forget to be creative when choosing what you want for bookshelves.
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Painter's ladder bookshelf

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Leather harness bookshelf.

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A sideways ladder bookshelf.

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Stacked antique benches bookshelf.

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How have you incorporated bookshelves in your home?
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P.S. You can find more of my small space series here  and on my small space ideas board on Pinterest here.

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5 comments:

  1. Great post. I don't think it's possible to have too many bookshelves. I never seem capable of parting with books, so I am always short of shelf space. Nowadays I use a Kindle to read novels, but still the books arrive. It's a wonderful problem to have.

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  2. Lovely examples, Laura. I wish our home had more built in bookshelves. I'm trying to think of a way to add some more. '-)

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  3. Wow! I've never seen some of those book shelf ideas before. Very neat. I love the first pic with the wallpaper in the back of the shelves.

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  4. I really like that first bookshelf!

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  5. I love bookshelves...and my eyes are really drawn to those creative ones in the last photo.

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