Published at Sunday, October 20th 2019, 02:35:08 AM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Azami Watanabe.
If you are renting an apartment and can't nick the walls or hang objects, use two tall narrow bookcases on either side of the window to hang a curtain rod in between. In one "unit" you will have shelf space and a window covering! Have household goods that need a little hiding? Fill your shelves with pretty baskets, which can hold items like remote controls, cleats, plastic bags, and so on. And if you have items that you wish to show off, ditch the baskets and give your books a run for their money; pair them with your trophies, photo albums, framed art, or toy trains. Use the tops of arm-level shelves to place your keys, wallet, or purse when you first walk in the door. Having a space where you can always put down your personal belongings will help prevent misplaced items and hopefully keep you from having to crawl around the entryway in search of your keychain.
Skateboard shelves can be hip with the kids of the house and help them put away their notebooks, while cases with integrated nooks for reading can give the kids an interesting place to do their homework. You can organize you books by color to create a rainbow affect, though the time it would take to do that could be outside of the realm of possibility. However, on a rainy day, instead of watching TV all afternoon, perhaps color-coding books could be the perfect project to brighten up your time inside. And while you are at it, take advantage of having empty shelves and (finally) dust and clean them.
Most homes have a place for books in one room or another; functional in the kids' rooms they can be used to stack all those favourite stories they love to be read at bedtime. Decorative in the living room for pieces you want to be admired and even useful in the bathroom for supplying reading material whilst busy on the throne!
Metal bookcases come in a variety of styles and finishes, so the type of metal you choose for your bookcase should allow for a sleek look. The colors give you a range of choices if you would like to add your own twist to a contemporary design. Metal Bookcases that have a simple design and little to no detail will blend well with your contemporary design.