When I was searching for bookshelves for my bedroom and home office, I was so turned off by the traditional styles. It seemed like there were various woods, white, and black to choose from, and they almost all looked the same to me or were way outside of our budget.
Nothing jumped out to say that it just had to be on or against my wall. Since then, I’ve run across quite a few options that are far from yawn-inducing.
The shelf above is designed to look like a ribbon curving along the wall. If you need a longer shelf so you can display more books, simply match up the ends and let it crawl across the wall as far as you’d like.
An invisible bookshelf like this one is one way to display your favorite books without worrying about finding the perfect match in wood or style for your room. I like this one because it will make guests look twice, wondering how the books are being supported.
A rope bridge bookshelf is a whimsical twist on a traditional small bookshelf. If you’re crafty and experienced with a miter saw, or if someone in your family or circle of friends is, you could potentially have this hanging on your wall after an afternoon of work.
This Way Basics Design a Cube bookcase lets you have the freedom to build up, out, or just play with color. It’s perfect for any room you want to liven up, but I think it’d be especially cute in a kid’s room.
The Expando 59-inch bookcase can be arranged to fit your needs, so they can easily transition from one room to another, or one home to another if you move. There are two units in the picture above.