Creative Storage for Book Lovers

Do you love to read? Are you a bookworm that loves a physical book as opposed to your Kindle? If your family is anything like ours, you will have a house full of books. With a few kids that read non-stop and a husband that loves to collect information books, our house is bursting at the seams with books. But what do you do with them all? Where do you put them?

In celebration of Book Lovers Day, we would love to examine the many different, stylish ways of displaying and storing your books in the hope of giving you a little bit of much needed inspiration.

Firstly though, here’s a little more information about Book Lovers Day itself:

A day for those who love to read, Book Lovers Day encourages you to kick back and relax with a great book. From shaded spots under arching trees to being tucked up warm in bed, there’s no better way to celebrate Book Lovers Day than to while the hours away lost in a book

Many of us have books of all shapes and sizes, depending on what we love reading. Storing that collection can create real problems, but hopefully these ideas will help a little.

 #1 – Create a Striking Display

Open book shelf

Using something like an open bookshelf to display your favourite, most stylish or most loved books is a great way to add a feature to any room, whilst providing essential storage for your collection. This kind of display lends itself to a makeover every so often, where you can alter the display, to avoid books becoming too faded perhaps.


 #2 – Colour Coordinate your Displays

Colour Coordinate

Now there’s a lot of debate out there, on whether this is a good or a bad thing. I think you’ll know instantly if this kind of look is for you. I, for example would love it! I love the way the books look in the all white room, and it pleases the organised side of me immensely. Others might think that it would be hard to locate a certain copy though, and many might like to display them alphabetically, foregoing the aesthetically pleasing display.


 #3 – Create a Cosy Book Corner

Book corner

Although this display has used a colour co-ordinated theme too, this isn’t the main appeal of this idea. Creating a snug book corner, where members of the family can relax, taking in their favourite book, is a luxury many of us don’t yet have. But it won’t take much to create a space like this in any home, particularly if you are big book fans. Anyone and everyone can enjoy some quiet reading time in an appealing corner of the room, which lends itself beautifully to high shelving displays of favourite books.


#4 – Creative Under Stairs Storage

Under stairs storage

Now this won’t suit every house, but doesn’t it look stunning? If you don’t have the space, time or inclination to create something like this on such a big scale, you could still take the idea of it, and scale it down. Create a smaller version of this understairs book storage and give your home the real wow factor, as well as creating some incredible storage for your collection.


#5 – Find Innovative Display Techniques

Wall art hallway

Narrow photo shelves, such as these, are put to an interesting use here and used to line the hallway. This allows for some very creative displays of books, which are now more like wall art. It’s an idea you could take and use around the house, with different sizes of shelving, and books. If you’re worried about the books becoming worn or faded, simply switch them around every few month, and freshen the display at the same time.

So, Book Lovers, I do hope we’ve given you some great, inspirational ideas for storing and displaying your books.

Have a great Book Lovers Day everyone, and enjoy finding some creative ways to display your collection.