I have an inexpensive IKEA bookshelf that has been completely neglected since the day we moved into our new place, back in October. So, I thought it was about time I tackle this area and put together another style tips post. If your bookshelf looks anything like this one, read on for five simple steps to a perfectly styled bookcase in minutes.
Here are five tips for styling your bookcase / bookshelf.
This beige and basic living room went through quite the overhaul, complete with a custom made bookshelf and library ladder. The floor plan is still the same, but the overall vibe is completely different. You are going to want to see this one.
Emma from A Beautiful Mess slowly transformed her tan-ish living room into this bold beauty. What do you think?
Remember Shawn Soh’s sweet tree bookcase? Jordi Mila’s Wisdom Tree takes the idea in a slightly Tim Burton direction. It’s made of wood, acetate and–get this–leather. You can see more photos of the Wisdom Tree, plus Jordi’s other works here.
This tree bookcase’s creator, Shawn Soh, was inspired by a memory of folding pieces of paper and tucking them between the branches of a tree.The result is a steel, tree-shaped bookcase that I happen to adore. (The bird wall decal is a sweet touch.) For more information, visit Shawn’s website.
But the Swedish manufaktürer isn’t the only one gettin’ in on some customized Billy-ness. For year, decorators, DIYsters, and other Ikea Hackers have been given these classics some color and flair. The Guardian Online has created a collection here. Continue Reading
The Billy Case System, the world’s most sold bookshelves [I got four, how many do you?] is turning thirty this year. To celebrate? Ikea is releasing a book to celebrate its release: “Billy, 30 Jahre Jung.”
You don’t even need Swedish 101 to figure the title out, but if you have passed your intro to German courses, here’s some text from Stilsucht: “BILLY – das meistverkaufte Regal der Welt. 41 Millionen StuÌˆck sind bisher eingeladen, abtransportiert und aufgebaut worden. Continue Reading
The designer of these shelves considered the lateral forces that affect the construction of a typical bookcase. He or she concluded that the majority of a standard bookcase’s structure was dedicated to resisting those lateral forces.
As an alternative to all that structural bulk, the maker decided to attach the back of the shelves to the wall and suspend their fronts from the ceiling via cable*, which solved the lateral forces conundrum. The prototype was made out of MDF and 3/16″ metal cable and came to about $35 in materials. Continue Reading
Joel Escalona Studio‘s MYDNA is a bookcase with a twist. (Bad pun intended.) Inspired by DNA strands, the bookcase is not yet in production although Mr. Escalona imagines it could be available in a static version as well as a rotating one, and in a variety of colors, of course. Via.