By De3wii190. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 01:54:59 AM.
Go for a colour that compliments the rest of your furniture. Solid wood or a wood finish is the best choice and looks more traditional. You can get some good ones made with a wood effect that are fairly cheap but look the real deal. Try and invest in real wood if you can as it is long lasting, however, you do not need to if you cannot afford it.
It is important that a bookcase is practical for your room. If you have a lot of books then go for a floor to ceiling one, if only a few then you can get one half the size which you can rest things on top of. This is good if you have a rather small room as you can place a television or stereo set on top, as well as decorative ornaments. If in a lounge or dining room why not go for a semi bookcase or bureau style which has cupboards for the bottom half and shelves on the top. This has extra storage potential for all of your belongings.
Books first appeared in the world as scrolls. These scrolls were usually inscribed by hand and so their production was quite costly. Religious institutions, libraries and ancient universities prized the books highly. These necessitated the need for specialized containers or boxes which were easily accessible for easy referencing. Initially the shelved containers were much deeper and separated into many compartments for easier access. The shelving was usually hidden away in closets that blended with the home decor or in private study rooms.