Published at Monday, October 14th 2019, 15:41:19 PM. Cube Storage Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Koenraad Albrecht.
Apart from the standard and decorative bookcases, you also find cube units, corner units, or the barrister. In fact, in terms of available finishes, you could only be limited by your imagination.
Creating small vignettes, will add interest, by combining special ornaments and decorative items you use throughout the year; remember to keep the scale in proportion to the pieces you want to highlight. A cube-type display shelf affords you smaller vignettes, and you can place some foam board cut to the exact size of the cube, covered with fabric or wrapping paper, to enhance your display. To create small scenes within your bookcase, you can paint small boxes that fit your shelves, leaving the open end of the box facing the outside of your case, so your special scene is easily viewed.
Virtually every home I have gone to uses some kind of bookcases, and this does not depend on whether they collect books or not. Used effectively in terms of space, orientation and utilization they can surely look like works of art. You can make them as glamorous and as unique as your imagination can allow. Bookcases have a long history and for any house, they have become such standard pieces that you barely notice them. Most people are able to blend them with the existing home decor.
Bookcases can be simply that, a place to hold books, or they can be a variation with a combination of shelves and drawers located at the base for additional storage. Some people don't even use for the purpose they were made for! Instead they show off their beauty by using them as display cases with vases, photos and other interesting items out on show.