Great news for book lovers! Same, old and boring bookshelves are now a thing of the past. No matter how little space you have for your new bookshelf, or if you are thinking of redecorating your old one, with these unusual, innovative and striking designs, your bookcases will do much more than just storing your prized possessions.
1. The Expanding Bookshelf
This is perfect for you if you are an avid book collector. With this bookshelf capable of expanding according to the requirement, maybe you do not need to throw away your old collections after all.
2. The Ceiling Bookshelf
The Ceiling Bookshelf is particularly useful if space is a constraint for you. As it can be seen in the pictures, a lot of floor and room space is saved, because only the ceiling space is used. However, to take out a book, you may need a chair or a ladder.
3. The Cave
This bookshelf will provide you with a cozy reading area within itself. You can curl up with your favorite book on a lazy afternoon and forget whatever is happening around you. An added advantage is that, this bookcase can also be used as a room divider.
4. The Magnetique Shelf
This shelf consists of sheet steel and boxes made of birch plywood. You can mount the sheet steel vertically or horizontally on which the boxes, which act as magnets, will stick to. So now, you can be innovative with the arrangement of the boxes and get a new shelf every time.
5. DIY Inverted Shelf
Shock and surprise your friends with this simple but unique upside down bookshelf. Contrary to how it may seem, this bookshelf doesn’t damage your books and is totally functional.
6. The Ellipse Bookcase
This beautiful bookcase made of elm tree wood would surely draw admiring glances from your guests. As it can be seen from the picture, this bookcase is more suitable for someone with an eye for beauty than for someone with a concern for optimal space utilization.
7. The Equation Bookshelf
Not only for the mathematically inclined, as the name might suggest, this bookshelf is designed to help you to divide your books according to your priority. Keep your favorite books, or a prized object, like a vase, between the parentheses. Arrange others in decreasing order of importance between the square brackets and braces.
8. The Sticklebook
Surprise your friends with the Sticklebook which gives the illusion as if the books are floating against the wall. The Sticklebook consists of an aluminum bracket and a strip which will grip the cover and pages of your books, preventing them from falling. The Stickebook is perfect for people looking for an alternative design to a regular bookcase.
9. The Staircase Bookcase
This interesting idea of turning your staircase to a bookcase is particularly useful in small spaces. Another smart way of saving space is to turn your wall adjacent to your stairway into a storage area for your books. These designs are great space savers, an important factor to consider these days.
10. The Brace Case
The Brace Case is a modular system that uses taut cables to hold magazines, books and other objects at various angles. The Brace Case gives the owner the freedom to arrange objects on the cables, thus enabling him to alter the look of the case. Since books hang from cables, this case wouldn’t be suitable for thicker books. The case is more suitable for magazines and other thinner and flatter books.