Books, glorious books! Winter is a great time to cozy up to the fireplace with a good read but what do you do with your collection when you’re done? As part of our mission to get organized this year, we have some great ideas for storing and displaying your prized collection of literary works. We know just about everyone has a few books lying around and while you can put them on a shelf or store them in a cabinet, why not have a little fun and make them look great with the added benefit of being able to easily find what you’re looking for when you need it?

A Bookworm’s Dream
Got more books than you know what to do with? Convert your unused walls into usable storage with built in shelving! Don’t forget to organize by alphabetical order, author or subject to make finding books a breeze!

Ballard Designs Bookshelf at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Bookshelves from Ballard Designs

Beautiful Built-ins
For the look of a built in bookshelf without all of the custom work, this five-piece shelf from Ballard Designs might be the answer to your bare wall’s dreams. If you are in the market for custom built-in cabinets or shelves, contact Design Connection, Inc.! We’ll help you plan your space and make it happen!

West Elm Bookshelf Tree at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
Stainless Steel Shelf & Branch Bracket by West Elm

A Book Case with Spine!
No room for a built-in? No problem! There are some great freestanding options for storing and displaying your books like this by Marcia Vissuso. This pace-saving bookshelf can be condensed into a tall, pillar-like shape, or lengthened to create a great room divider for privacy.

B-OK bookshelf tower divider by Marica Vizzuso at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design Blog
B-OK bookshelf tower divider by Marica Vizzuso

Double Duty
Lots of options are out there for bookshelves that double up as a beautiful room divider. With the added benefit of extra storage it’s a design win-win!

Bedford Project Table at Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Design
Bedford Project Table by Pottery Barn

It’s In The Table
A worktable that doubles with storage in the sides? You bet! It’s a smart solution for the space challenged and can provide a home for your books and favorite accessories!

Finding a home for your books within your existing space can be a big challenge but it is not impossible. In fact, the most difficult part is probably deciding how to categorize your books once you have created a space for them! Contact us anytime for a complimentary in-studio consultation and we’ll help you come up with the perfect solution for your lifestyle whether it’s finding the right piece of furniture or helping you by designing a custom piece. We start by getting to know you and creating a space plan so that you’ll see how everything will work with everyday life and your normal household traffic flow. No costly mistakes and always professional top-notch service. That’s the Design Connection, Inc. promise. Contact us today!