A bookshelf is one of the most important pieces of furniture, though it does not get the credit it deserves. Whether you want to display your intellectual side by showcasing your books or you want an easily accessible place for your CDs and keepsakes, a bookshelf is the perfect choice. Each bookshelf narrates a story because of what it displays to the world.
So, if you are looking for some trending bookshelf ideas, here are a few that you can choose from.
The 11 trending bookshelf ideas of 2018
1. Floating Bookshelf
The Floating Bookshelf is made with laminate and MDF, making it elegant and durable. However, what is unique about this shelf is that you will not see any connector and hanging hardware. It comes with three pieces that are white in color, and hence, can fit into any decor. The U-shape of the shelves allows you to hang them even upside down to create a more distinctive look and feel. There are different kinds of floating shelves, it is something which you can DIY at home.
The three floating shelves are different sizes. The large one is 17 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches; the middle one is 13 inches x 4 inches x 3.5 inches; and the small shelf is 9 inches x 4 inches x 3 inches. The shelves are perfect for compact living spaces.
2. Corner Bookshelf
This elegant tri-pod wooden shelf is perfect for the corner of any room. Remember, corners are often neglected as nothing fits there. However, you can resolve that problem with this unique shelf that is tapering. It comes with five tray-like shelves.
The dimensions of the Corner Bookshelf are 18 inches x 18 inches x 72 inches. The contemporary design ensures it fits into any kind of decor with ease. Besides being beautiful to look at, the bookshelf is also functional and utilitarian.
3. Triangle Bookshelf
Gone are the days when bookshelves used to be the ubiquitous rectangle. Today, manufacturers are experimenting with shapes and sizes to create more aesthetically pleasing shelves. That is why this bookshelf stands out.
The shelf requires just a single nail that will not be visible to the naked eye. You can hang it straight up or upside down to create a visually appealing effect. Made from solid wood, the Triangle Bookshelf is durable and sturdy. Its dimensions are 12 inches x 12 inches x 3.5 inches.
4. Barrister Bookshelf
When you are looking for something more elegant, with old-world charm, you cannot go wrong with the Barrier Bookshelf. Made from manufactured wood and laminate, this bookshelf comes with clean and minimalist lines. The bookshelf also comes with glass doors that can be lifted up using the silver-colored hardware. The glass door bookshelf ensures that your valuable reads are preserved safe and secure.
It comes with four broad shelves that can be used to showcase books, mementoes, keepsakes, photographs and decorative items. It unique style and design ensure it fits into any decor with ease. The dimensions of the bookshelf are 60 inches x 32.7 inches x 12.4 inches. It also has legs, 2 inches in height.
5. Boat Bookshelf
If you are looking for a uniquely shaped bookshelf that functions more than an accent piece, opt for the Boat Bookshelf. As the name denotes, it is shaped like a boat and crafted out of cedar wood. Each bookshelf is made to order using superior quality hardware.
The wood comes with staining or painting, giving you the freedom to give it a finish that you please. However, even without the finish, it looks gorgeous. You can opt between the three-foot or four-foot high boat. You can even choose the number of shelves – two or three shelves. There is no assembly required.
6. Ladder Bookshelf
This laddered bookshelf will add more panache to your living space. Not only is it great to look at, it also is functional and can hold book, potted plants, decorative items and more with ease. The frame is made from metal to give it sturdiness and resilience while the shelves are made from manufactured wood and laminate.
It comes with four shelves, with the bottom most being the widest. The dimensions of the Ladder Bookshelf are 70.87 inches x 23.62 inches x 19.69 inches. It has a timeless appeal and can enhance the overall look and feel of any room.
7. Cube Bookcase
This bookcase is perfect for the study, home office or workplace. It comes with individual cubby holes to create a range of storage options. You can assemble the bookcase horizontally or vertically. Each row of shelf has four compartments, making it a total of 12 cubby holes.
It is made from manufactured wood and laminate, and comes with six bins that you can place into the cubby holes. However, remaining six compartments will not have bins. The overall measurements of the bookcase are 35.9 inches x 47.5 inches x 12 inches. Individual cubby holes measure 12 inches x 12 inches x 11.6 inches.
8. Invisible Bookshelf
In case you are looking for a minimal bookshelf that stands out, you cannot go wrong with the Invisible Bookshelf. It is an L-shaped shelf made from steel and mounted onto the wall. It requires you to slide the bottom-most book onto the shelf, so that it is positioned between the pages and the cover. There are built-in clips under the shelf to keep the book cover in place. Thereafter, you can stack the remaining books with ease. Once finished, it creates an illusion that the books are floating in mid-air, defying gravity!
This shelf has measurements of 5.5 inches x 7 inches by 6.5 inches. It is designed by Miron Lior and has won many awards for its unique design. The shelf comes with the necessary hardware to mount it onto the wall.
9. Bookworm bookcase
Bookshelves can be creative and aesthetically appealing. That is what you get with the Bookworm, which is a flexible bookshelf and extremely versatile. The long bookshelf can be molded into different curved shapes and comes with bookends to keep your precious books in place.
It is best to mount the shelf on the wall in a curved shaped so that the resistance and tension increases once you stack the shelf. It is made from flame-resistant PVC and has measurements of 319.8 inches x 7.8 inches x 7.4 inches. You will find that the shelf offers a lot of storage space because of its unique design.
10. Tree Bookshelf
The tree bookshelf is a stunner, with its segmented trunk. Each ‘branch’ is a shelf. You can rest assured knowing that the branches are flat and inclined to ensure the books and magazines stay put. The shelves are at varying heights.
This bookshelf is crafted with a lot of care and is made by hand. You need to pre-order it. Made from wood, it comes with a finish, but is sandpapered to perfection. The dimensions are 70.86 inches height and 7.87 inches thickness. The thickness of the branches, which make the shelves, are 21mm while that of the trunk is 66mm.
11. Diamond Bookshelf
The Diamond Bookshelf is versatile and ensures you will not be bereft of space. It is shaped like a diamond, as the name suggests, but comes with individual shelves. The center shelf is the longest, and the shelves above and below the center shelf decrease in size as you move outward. This design is like a diamond, and hence, the name.
You need brackets to mount the shelves on the wall, and once mounted, these shelves can easily accommodate a lot of books with ease.