Bookcases Buying Guide
Shopping for A Corner Bookcase
Shopping for a bookcase isn’t as simple as picking out a color that you like. You’ll need to factor in the size of the room, the space available for a bookcase, the style of furniture in the room, how many books you have and more. If you have a smaller room, or there isn’t much space available for another piece of furniture, then a wood corner bookcase might be just the thing you’re looking for.
The corner bookcase is unique in that it is designed to fit in hard-to-fit corners that would otherwise go unused. This gives you an additional bit of space that is usually ignored when it comes to decorating a room. The shape of a corner bookcase also allows you to place them next to all right-angled walls and furniture (90-degree angles).
Corner Bookcase Placement
A wood corner bookcase, fittingly, fits into the corners of your room. These are ideal bookcases for those smaller, tighter rooms. A standard-sized book case might simply take up too much room, which opens the door for a wood corner bookcase. Before you begin browsing for a corner bookcase, it’s important that you take the proper measurements. Measure the space twice just to be sure. Once you have a measurement, you’ll know just how big a bookcase you need.
Depending on how much room you have, you’ll have to choose between a freestanding and a wall-mounted corner bookcase. Another consideration is how tall you want your bookcase to be. A bookcase that nearly touches the ceiling may look out of place when compared with the rest of your low-to-the-ground furniture. On the other hand, shorter bookcases don’t have the same amount of storage capacity, so you’ll have to weight out the pros and cons.
Keep in mind that you’ll want to have enough room for all of your books (it is a bookcase after all.) If you have a wide assortment of books (hardcovers, paperbacks, graphic novels etc.) then you might want to look for a wood corner bookcase with adjustable shelving. Adjustable shelves give you more freedom to create a bookcase that showcases visual flair. Adjust the shelves so that there’s more space for a hardcover row, less space for paperbacks, and perhaps additional space for a vase or another showpiece.
Another things you can do to create visual interest is through book arrangement. Sure, you can stock your shelves as if you were in a library, but why not do something a little different? Stack books on the outside of your rows, add accessories like photographs or figurines; anything that has a certain visual panache.
A bookcase adds a touch of sophistication and regality to any room, so don’t hesitate just because you think you don’t have enough space. A wood corner bookcase is the perfect solution for tiny or cramped rooms, and is a must for anyone with a growing book collection they want to showcase.