So you are looking for somewhere to store your books? Need something to show off your collection of albums and photos? Well, you probably need to think about a bookcase, but which one should you choose?
There are a lot to choose and many places both online and on the high street to choose from. Obviously, the look and decor of the room it is going into is important, along with the style you are looking to create in your home.
- Wood or Steel?
There are various types of wood available when it comes to furniture. You can often choose from real wood such as oak, teak, ash, walnut and mahogany. All of these are strong and hard wearing, but also resistant to warping. You can also choose a more modern material like steel and glass which is stronger than wood and so can offer designs with a thinner profile. Sometimes you will find pieces with a mixture of these materials to provide a strong bookcase with the soft traditional side that wood can offer.
- Style and Design
There are lots of different styles that will make the perfect match for your look. From the more traditional to the modern, there is something for most people. Online stores like the one at Chest of Drawers, offer a wide variety of designs made from a range of materials. They are part of a new range of sites that are offering the convenience of flat pack design, with the stronger and more resilient materials.
The design of the bookcase is also important, with the traditional straight shelves and doors the the more quirky bric a brac design with its collection of irregular units inside a frame. It all depends on what you are looking for in your display, and what you have to show off.
Along with the material and the design, you also have to consider the size of the space you have to accommodate the bookcase. There are usually pieces of the same type available in different sizes to meet your requirements.
Whatever style or material you choose, a bookcase can provide a striking yet practical approach to storage while giving you the perfect frame with which to show off your things. Bookcases are not just for books of course, they are to showcase anything that you want people to see, from pictures to music and ornaments, the choice is yours.