Bookcases are one of those pieces of dining furniture that can add both function and style to just about any room. They are perfect for the office, the living room, and even the bedroom. There are lots of aspects to think about when choosing a bookcase, from the size, shape, materials, colour, style, and shelving type. We have a huge range of modern bookcases right here at HomesDirect365, so dive right in!
Everyone should have at least one bookcase or shelving unit in their home, and if you are a true book lover you might even want a few bookcases and shelving units. Regardless, it isn't just a matter of picking something at random and hoping for the best. If you want to create the perfect look for your room while also having your practical needs met, it can be a good idea to consider a few things.
Of course, the very first thing you need to think about is what size of bookcase you need. And there are two aspects to this: the size of your space and how many books you own. Nothing works exclusively for just one type of space, so you can get creative with how you fit everything in.
If you have a smaller space and you don't have many books, then a short and narrow bookcase can be more than sufficient. You have the space to place your books and other items without them dominating your room. Plus, you will gain a usable top surface.
If, however, you have a small space but lots of books and other items, a narrow and tall bookcase would work best. Because it is narrow, it won't take up much floor space and you can instead maximise the wall space to create the room that you need.
Do you have children? If so, you know well enough how you need to modify your furniture choices to accommodate them. If you are buying a bookcase for your child and you want them to be able to access the books or other items themselves, then a low bookcase will grant them that independence.
If, however, you have some items or books that you really don't want getting damaged a tall bookcase will allow you to place these on the top shelves where they can't be reached.
Bookcases are great for storing and displaying books, of course. But that isn't the only way you can use them. Your shelving unit has the versatility to be used both as a display cabinet and a place for storing books. You can place ornaments, family photos, or other treasured items on the shelves. And you can even place boxes or baskets on them for hiding away odds and ends.
If you want a bookcase for more than just books, it can be useful to choose one in a more modular style such as a cube bookcase or a display cabinet with shelving included. This way, the different sections are created for you and it is much easier to plan.
You can also consider picking up a bookcase or a shelving unit that has drawers and/or cupboards included. This gives you the freedom to have completely hidden storage as well as space to display your books and other items.
We have every type of bookcase and shelving unit to fit any room, style, and need. Once you have decided on the type of bookcase you need, you will find a range of options in a variety of styles right here.
A wooden bookcase with long shelves is exactly what you would picture when you think about a bookcase. And we have plenty of options in this style for you.
Let's think about colours. A light wood/oak bookcase can add some extra brightness to your room and a dark wood bookcase can give a touch of elegance and class to your house. Or you can opt for a painted wood option, like our Ranston Blue, to inject some contemporary style into your classic bookcase choice.
You will also find a range of sizes and shapes in our collection, including tall and short, wide and narrow, and everything in between. As well as units with drawers, doors, and cupboards.
As we have already mentioned, a cube bookcase will suit someone who wants to display a range of items on each shelf. The modular design will also help to create or enhance a minimalist modern look.
This type of bookcase gives you the freedom to get creative with your styling. You might have a wicker basket in one cube, some books in the next, or a plant, an ornament, or photos. You can use this piece of furniture to give your room a touch of your own personality and style.
In our modern dining furniture collection, you will find a range of cube bookcases in stock in a variety of sizes and made from different materials so that you can find the perfect item for you.
Hanging a bookcase or shelving unit on a wall can be a great option for many people. It can help to create a vibrant focal point to the room while also freeing up some floor space and making the area seem less cramped.
We have a range of wall units in our shop in a variety of styles that all work well as both a bookcase and a display cabinet. For an extra touch of interest, check out our industrial style wall unit with a mirror included. The perfect centrepiece for any industrial style living area!
Ladder bookcases have become quite popular in recent years, and they follow the bright and minimalist Scandinavian style. They are designed to look like ladders leaning against a wall and their shelves go from wide at the bottom to more narrow at the top.
This type is another example of a bookcase that has multiple uses. You can place anything you like on the shelves (trailing plants are especially popular) including books to create a beautiful display.
We have both large and small ladder bookcases in a variety of colours, depending on how much space you need and the style you are aiming for.
The industrial style helps to give your living room or office a more interesting and contemporary look. These types of designs are often made to look as though they have been created from found materials and are often in darker colours.
The industrial style is a bold choice but it can pay off brilliantly, and a large centrepiece such as a bookcase can definitely help to nail down the overall look of the room.
In our shop, you will find plenty of industrial style units that will give your space the edge you have been looking for. These include industrial style ladder bookcases, industrial wall units, industrial display cabinets, industrial bookcases on wheels, and more.
Home office furniture can be tricky to get right, especially if you are working with limited space. Our desks with a bookcase included are the ideal solution to creating that office space. You will have all of the desktop area that you need for your paperwork and to keep your work stuff organised but you will also have enough shelves to keep your books, magazines, and files neatly put away and accessible.
Normal is boring. Why not showcase your individual style by choosing a quirky shelving unit for your home. Our telephone box style display cabinets will be a talking point whenever you have guests over, or you can opt for an opulent and eye-catching marble design with Greek-style columns.
We have all of these bookcase designs and more right here on our website. Whether you are looking for a specific style or you are trying to find some inspiration for your next purchase, you will find exactly what you need.
And with our free UK delivery services, you can do all of this shopping from the comfort of your own home. We also provide credit on our modern furniture so that you can pay at a convenience that suits you.