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Bookcases Buying Guide
A Bookcase Adds Class and Elegance to Any Room
an important piece of office furniture as it not only acts as a
unit that holds a number of items ranging from books to photographs,
but also becomes
an attractive piece of furniture that can play a big part in the room’s
bookcase that you end up
should fit a few basic requirements: it should complement the style of
room, it should have enough space to hold your books and other items,
should protect your books from taking any considerable damage.
The size of your bookcase
will depend entirely upon the size of your book collection. If you have
to medium sized assortment of books that you’d like to put on display,
a two-shelf bookcase will easily do
trick. If you have a smaller office, these two or three-shelf bookcases
nice addition, adding the aesthetic a bookcase
provides without dominating the room or taking up much-needed space.
Another option for smaller rooms is
the corner bookcase.
Designed to fit in room corners, these bookcases
make use of an area of the room that is often left vacant because it
can be an
awkward fit for most furniture. Because it utilizes this space, it
frees up the
conventional area of the room for other furniture, making the room feel
If your main concern is protecting
your books from damage,
then a barrister bookcase should be
at top of your list. Barrister bookcases
have glass doors which keep your books protected from smudges, creases,
fingerprints, dust and even sunlight. Barrister
bookcases are cabinet-like, with glass doors that separate
from the outside world.
bookcase is your best option for keeping your books in
condition. Even books kept safely tucked away in a standard bookcase
protect pages and covers from dust and sunlight damage. Some barrister
doors can be tinted to reduce fading from sunlight, while regular glass
do a great job of keeping out dust.
Because of their cabinet shape, barrister bookcases can be stack on top
of each other to create a
super-cabinet of sorts. This is a great option if your book collection
After you’ve picked out the ideal
spot for your bookcase and the type
of bookcase that is the best fit
room, it’s time to organize your books. How you decide to set up your
collection is entirely up to you, but there are a few things you can do
the setup more aesthetically pleasing.
First, separate your books into
(hardcovers, paperbacks, graphic novels etc.). Your collection will
visual symmetry if each shelf is made up of the same type of book. Try to arrange by size or
cover color to give
your bookcase balance. For extra visual layers and a sense of
adding photographs or other small personal items to the shelves.
touch of class to any room, so don’t hesitate to add one to a number of
different rooms in your home or office.