Trendy Bookshelf Designs

Oct 15, 2019

Trendy Bookshelf Designs

It’s been a long time since bookshelves were just planks nailed to the wall. Now it’s a whole sphere of furniture design, though you might think that there can be thousands of models of sofas, bed, chairs, while a shelf will be a shelf. But fortunately, latest designers have many creative ideas concerning shapes, features, and colors of this piece of furniture.

Star and Doublecross of bookshelves

The best thing about open shelves is the fact that they can be safely used in any room, whether it’s a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room or a kid’s bedroom. Plus you can store anything on them, including books, tableware, decor and even clothes. Besides, latest designs of bookshelves make them a piece of decor per se, even when they’re empty. The main disadvantage is chaos that can appear on the shelves and make any interior seem untidy and inhospitable


Mounting bookshelves

In searching for fresh interior solutions, furniture designers frequently pay special attention to the way the shelf is attached to the wall. In fact, there are many possible methods of anchorage: some are more aesthetical, others are more functional, and some are safer. Shelves can be modular and portable when the upper level is held by the bottom one, and each row has a different shape, color, and configuration. Shelves can be permanently fixed, i.e. mounted not just to the walls, but also to the flooring and ceiling. They can be attached to angle bars and re-arranged. And shelves with secret mounting seem to be glued to the wall.

Bookshelves in different interior styles

Depending on their shape and stylistic concept, shelves can play different roles in interior design. It goes without saying that virtually any latest interior is eclectic, but there are still some rules of fitting furniture into differently designed rooms.

Combinations of wood and metal are more common for loft style, and shining shelves with glass elements are a pure hint of art-deco. Plastic and glass bookshelves with hidden mountings are likely to be found in minimalism and hi-tech. Wood + plastic and no metal is the most popular combination for retro and Scandinavian interiors. And classics welcomes plaster, moldings and unexpected shapes.

Shelves as a piece of ornamentation

Latest brands frequently approach their job with some sense of humor, which saves their designs from bulkiness and triviality. That is how shelves turn into multicolor curved, bent and intertwined lines. Or become long “bands” winding along the walls. Or form well-organized structures with built-in book dividers and holders.