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15 awesome bookshelves that will impress your guests

15 awesome bookshelves that will impress your guests

Are you in the market for a new bookshelf? Forget about the old and boring ones (for a few minutes) and let us tempt you with some of these brilliant designs. It would be fun to have one of these creations in your home!

1. The Reminder bookshelf

If you are like most people, chances are you have more books than you have time to read. So we thought this is a real brilliant idea to remind ourselves of those that haven’t been touched.


Here is a more gentle reminder, with the added ability to organise between read and unread books


2. The Tree bookshelf

Are you inspired by nature? Then this is for you


Or for a subtle, grown up translation of the idea, you can go for something like this instead:


3. The Bookworm

Are you looking for something more custom-made and personalised? Look no further! the Kartell Bookworm is the answer. This bookshelf is created in such a way that it can assume any shape you desire. Without compromising on strength or functionality! Isn’t that cool?


With a touch of light, it can tranform into something… romantic:


4. The Shelf Portraits

If you think the Bookworm is not personalised enough for you, then how about this?

Created by Darragh Casey, it’s a way to present yourself and things you are interested in.


5. The Equilibrium bookshelf

Cool, fun, unique yet stylish. Isn’t it fascinating how the modules are stacked together in such a gravity defying way?


6. The Optical Illusion shelf

At first sight it seems like just a 3D drawing on the wall. The truth is it’s actually a functional shelving unit.


This bookshelf was designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke and is a guaranteed conversation starter.


7. The Two and a Half Dimensions shelves

It’s called the Imeüble designed by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad. It plays with the idea of a link between the storage inside and outside our head.

We really dig this unique design. How about you?



8. The Green bookshelf

Created by Penda for the café chain Home Café  in Beijing. We find this shelving unit such a coolway to incorporate nature into your home.


9. The Tomado shelf

Simple, customisable, extendable and colourful. For a designer bookshelf, it’s also affordable.


10. The Scandinavian style

Are you into simple, minimalistic yet functional design? Then maybe the SJ bookcase by We Do Wood is the one for you!


11. The upcycled shelf

Would you like to create something unique, and with a story? Upcycling might be the perfect way. The shelf will be unique and full of history if using something that you have had in your home for a long time. This is a way to give it a new touch of life and it could be your first taste of your own artistry.


Another bookshelf that’s made out of old ladders:


12. The sentimental shelf

Is your beloved chest of drawers broken? Don’t throw it away. You can turn the drawers into bookshelves!

Simply put some colourful wallpaper on the surface inside the drawers, add a couple of wooden planks and voila, now you have your personal and homemade bookshelves.


13. The invisible shelf

Isn’t this cool? It looks like your books are just floating on the wall. It’s simple and cheap and will surely impress your friends…


And here is how to create it:


14. The doll house shelf

What’s a better way to get your little girl interested in books?


15. The Pin-Pres shelf

Is it a toy? Is it a bookshelf? It’s both!

To be safe though, we think it might be a good idea to remove any fragile object from the Shelf before you start playing with the Toy!


So, are you inspired? Would you go and buy one of those designs? Or would you try and create one yourself? Share with us what you think in the comment section below.

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