Sunday, August 11, 2019

5 Creative Ways to Store or Display Books

Unique Ways to Store or Display Books


We can certainly accumulate a lot of books throughout life. Some end up in a bedroom end table, others buried in closets, and the rest make it to their home-base, a bookcase.

This review lists obscure or odd ways to store or display books in the home. When a bookcase is out of the question, try one of these options.

1. Decorative Storage Trunks

Not all storage trunks are old, dusty and stuffed in an attic or basement. Modern decorative trunks can be featured in main rooms as a functional accessory. This set of 3 accent trunks can be placed in a living room, office or bedroom with your favorite books stored inside. It's a clutter-free way to bring books into a room. They're stored away and the trunks are a piece of furniture that adds to the overall look of the room.

2. Cotton Canvas Storage Bins

This playfully printed cotton canvas bag is normally used in a child's room to store toys. The bag is light and safe, has carrying straps and is easy for kids to lift or move. Instead of using them for toys, put books inside. Complete the look of a room, by designing a reading area that features three or four of these lovely canvas storage bins surrounded by a plush comfy rug. Create an actual reading circle by placing the storage bags in the middle of a large round rug. Gather on the rug for story time.

3. Rolling Storage Cart

There is an endless number of rolling cart designs. However, this cart works for a sunroom or porch. Imagine being cozied up on your porch swing as you reach over to get one of your favorite books. Get a number of carts and position them along on a wall as a long unit filled with books. 

4. Storage Ottoman

Place books inside an ottoman. Ottomans can be positioned anywhere in a room; against a wall, in front of or beside a sofa. You'll find that Ottomans come in multiple sizes, with some being quite large. With an Ottoman, you'll get extra seating or a place to put your feet all while storing books.

5. Book Slings

Book slings are a popular choice for a child's room or reading area. However, this particular one can work in a den, office or family room. Unlike several of the above options, the books in a sling are on open display. You'll often see Slings in professional waiting rooms as a way to hold magazines or books for waiting clients.

To see elaborate ways to display books, you can check out how the other side lives here.





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7 comments:

  1. I really like the looks of the book slings. Especially for a child's room so they can see their favorite books at a glance.

    I have so many books, that I've had to get creative myself to store and display them all. I have traditional bookcases, then small shelf units in a couple places holding favorite books. Enjoyed your review, Barbara.

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    1. Thanks Pat, book slings make a lovely furniture addition to a kid's room, have to agree

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  2. Interesting choices for storing books. I too like the book slings for children. Great idea.

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  3. Excellent ideas for storing books in unique, decorative ways! There are books all over our home and definitely not sufficient wall space for bookshelves. I was just thinking yesterday how we need a book shelf that would open to a second set of shelves:) In other words, I need twice the shelf space. An attractive trunk might be just what we need.

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    1. Have to agree with you on the trucks, I have the same problem, books everywhere - We've given so many of the kids books away to schools but still have a ton kicking around in different spots. I would solve the problem with decorative trunks for sure in our home - maybe when we do that long anticipated home reno!

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  4. Wow there are so many choices when it comes to displaying books. Our home is a small library all on its own. Shelves are still the most workable for us, but I do like the alternatives for children's rooms . Thanks for making all these choices easy to look through.

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