I love bookshelves in a room. They add a homely touch, introduce interest, and tell so much about the owner. But sometimes they can be just a bit overwhelming, don’t you think?
Enter stage left, the low-level bookcase.
Low level bookshelves can wrap around a room without making it look like a library or even worse an office. Not only do they provide space for books of course, but they are also a handy surface for all those other bits and pieces we want to display in our homes. And at just the right height. And even better, you can use the space above for artwork which pulls together the entire room. Just think how many hours of pleasure you could have styling (and re-styling) your possessions. Or is that just me?
Position a chair close to the bookshelves and you even have a handy surface to place a cup or glass. I love the image above as it demonstrates how you can use baskets to store all those messy small items and how you don’t have to hang art when you have a shelf at this height. You can just prop the frames up and change them around whenever the mood takes you. Or is that me again?
And they don’t have to be messy either. Just see how this considered arrangement continues the colour scheme of the rest of the room (you’ll have to trust me on this) and even the floor has been put to good use. Without the bookshelf above placing things on the floor just looks lazy but here it is part of the whole arrangement.
I rest my case.