Every book lover has to deal with the growing mountain of new editions, especially when they are running out of space to store.
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Every book lover has to deal with the growing mountain of new editions, especially when they are running out of space to store.
When you don’t have a lot of room to design the storage of your dreams, space saving bookshelves come to your rescue. While they range from minimalist sketches to elaborate outlines, every model is neatly created to make the best use of any area you can spare, regardless of its size.
Space saving bookshelves can be built or custom bought as per the area you need to modify. For instance, the space under the stairs, beneath the window sill, alongside a wall, above or beside the doors, and under the bed can be used as storage space.
You can install a shelf above the bed, or go for wall mounted cabinets. If you don’t have enough closet space to store everything along with your books, you can install moderately sized cupboards on both sides of your bed.
Utilize the storage space above the doors by installing racks or bracketed shelves there or get a bunk bed with stairs that have drawers beneath every step. They will not only maximize the functionality of any area, but you will get more storage space without compromising for a cramped room or giving up the spacious and airy look of your flat.
You can buy other multi-purpose furniture, like a bed with a sliding storage box, a nightstand with drawers, a dining table with racks, mirror cupboards etc. to take advantage of every possible nook and corner.
The space saving bookshelves can be made up of wood, metal, cardboard, or glass, depending on which style, pattern, and material you prefer. You can also match the design with your existing interior decor, or go for a striking cross-match to liven up the looks of your house.
This innovative free-standing bookshelf is a space-saving solution for homes, offices and kid's rooms, with its modern design that matches any interior.
A 6-tier corner shelf with a stable design, this slim tall bookshelf offers ample storage space for your daily belongings and decorative items while making a great addition to your living space. This all-matched look shelf will paired perfectly with furniture to keep your home organized. It's 3 color options make it possible to store or display your much-loved items in an order, creating a more welcoming and inviting aesthetic for your room.
This slim storage bookcase is perfect for fitting in tight spaces. It's 8 tiers tall but super steady with an anti-falling device, so it looks tiny but has large storage space. If you buy it, we believe you will be satisfied and enjoy this DIY project.
A ladder shelf like this one lends a clean, open silhouette to your space, enabling you to show off not only your titles but also decor objects and knickknacks. The piece features a powder-coated steel frame and four laminated wood shelves of decreasing depth, delivering a budget-friendly industrial-inspired look. This piece is sized to fit easily into taller, narrower spaces.
Create ample open storage space with this reliable bookcase, which is made of metal and P2 grade MDF board and ships ready-to-assemble.
This bookcase is made of high-quality sturdy material, making it stable and durable. The surface has been painted to look more stylish and generous. This unit can be used to create a sturdy space for showcasing a variety of items in any room.
This large-scale ladder bookcase bring industrial style to your farmhouse decor, with an open metal frame for a rustic look and six ample shelves made from engineered wood in a neutral finish. The included wall-mounting hardware makes it easier to install this bookcase in the home office, living room, or bedroom.
This five-tier bookcase features an industrial-style design that blends well with more elegant and practical elements. It can be used as a room divider, or placed in your bedroom, study, or living room. The piece can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing you to combine two or more 5-tier bookcases to suit your needs.
This bookshelf is made of particle board, a type of manufactured wood that is strong and durable. Its simple and fashionable design can be well matched with your home's style. With many open shelves, you can display books or decorative items.
As a must-have item in every home, this 17 Stories corner wall shelf offers ample space for household items and decorative objects while making a great addition. Sealed edges and concealed screw holes give it a clean and stylish look. It can be used in the study for stationery, set up in the living room for decors or mounted to the corner of the bedroom to keep small accessories.
This ladder bookshelf has 4 tier open shelves and 2 drawers, making it perfect for displaying rows of novels, framed photos, and other items. The bookcase must be secured to the wall at the top of the unit for increased stability. The shelf ladder is made of a thick MDF panel, which is durable and has a long life span. This rustic industrial style shelf combines metal with wood, creating an eye-catching bookshelf that is both functional and stylish.
The Corner Ladder Bookcase features white and gray finish, sturdy construction and a choice of 2 shelf sizes to maximize storage. It is ideal for kids’ rooms or playrooms and can be used to store toys, books, art supplies, and more.
This revolving bookcase is crafted from engineered wood in a neutral hue and features three tiers, each with four compartments. The tiers are perfect for stacking or lining up books, making it easy to find the one you want to read. The top is ideal for displaying favorite objects or even a houseplant to add a pop of natural color.
Create your own storage unit with this space-saving wall-mountable unit. Attach horizontally with shelves of the same height or vertically with same width shelves for a custom storage solution. Wall attachment hardware is included, as well as hardware for assembly and wall mount (screwdriver required).
This slim bookshelf features five tiers of adjustable shelves, so you can easily tailor the storage options to your needs. It is crafted in North America from manufactured wood with a sleek silhouette, and measures 71.1'' H x 10'' W x 14.5'' D.
If you are on this page, it is because you are building out your own custom shelving system. The Pombal Starter Kit includes a middle panel drilled on both sides along with seven 34cm or 68cm shelves. It is not usable on its own; order as many add-on kits as needed to get to the size of the shelving unit you would like!
This Sadie-leaning 5-tier étagère displays American country charm, making it essential for any farmhouse decor. The finish on the shelves provides a perfect backdrop for displaying books, magazines, and all of life’s accessories in any part of the home.
5-shelf tall corner shelves, large storage capacity yet space-saving. Ideal for small living rooms and home offices. Perfect for storing books, documents and office supplies as well as kitchen supplies such as spices or herbs.
The corner bookcase, a mix of wood and metal, is a simple but practical addition to any room. It will enable you to store your books and display decorative items, as well as to enlarge the available display space. It's perfect for use by multiple users.
The Starter Shelving Kit is a customizable modular shelving unit of 34 or 68-cm shelves that has been a classic product for more than 20 years. The starter kit comes with two end panels and a column of seven 34 or 68-cm shelves. After you place the starter kit in your cart, shop for expansion kits that come with one middle panel and seven 34 or 68-cm shelves. Buy as many expansion kits as you need to build your desired size of shelving unit.
An aesthetic wall-size space-saving traditional bookcase crafted of white finished wooden materials. It has no top, has a full toe-kick and is equipped with lots of same size rectangular open front shelves.
Contemporary setup for a compact and space-saving living room with a round, circular shaped sofa sectional with a round coffee table in front of it and a tall set of bookcases behind it with a ladder to help reach the higher-up shelves.
An interesting modern corner bookcase. It's composed of a dozen or so size-varied rectangular open front boxes fixed to walls and arranged one over another in an irregular manner. Boxes are made of white finished wooden materials.
A sophisticated living room, furnished with a large and spacious wall shelving for books, fitted with a ladder on a rail to easily reach the top shelves. The room has a large black rug which nicely fits in with the reading chairs.
Contemporary composition of furniture in a light and bright living room, furnished with a cotton-upholstered couch in a black color with a dotted pattern, contrasting with the set of shelves made out of white-painted wood.
If you’re looking for a stylish way to cover up a staircase hole on the upper floor, take a look at this clever idea. This bookcase is made out of white-painted wood and not only has a plenty of space, but covers up the staircase perfectly.
A cool space-saving wall-mounted corner shelving unit. Its rectilinear open front and side frame as well as shelves and boxes are made of brown finished wooden materials. Boxes are secured by thin metal rails.
An ingenious space-saving open front bookcase set under stairs. It's equipped with a lot of size, height and shape-varied shelves. All shelves and vertical partitions are made of dark brown finished wooden materials.
Functional idea for a space-saving project with a DIY look. The set of modern stairs is fitted with a set of shelves made out of polished, light pine wood which acts as an impromptu bookcase, providing space for some display.
Traditional setup for a cozy office room with a floating desk and a set of uniquely made shelves, all placed on an aluminium frame mounted on the wall, providing the room with a lot of storage and display room.
Large and spacious composition for a bright, light living room furnished with a sofa sectional with a chaise, upholstered in a faux leather material in a light blue colour, finished off with a grandiose system of shelves around the walls.
Contemporary arrangement for a spacious living room with an electric fireplace in the middle and a grand-looking sliding bookshelf in the back which is able to hold all the books you could ever dream to possess.
Colorful and adorable setup for a spacious bedroom with a set of three compact, folding beds. Two of the beds are hidden underneath a single bed on the top, saving a lot of space in the room when not in use.
Traditional setting for a cozy relaxation corner in an impromptu library made in the corner of a living room. The corner is furnished with a corner bookshelf and has a comfy upholstered chair with a reading lamp behind it.
Modern composition of furniture for a space-saving office room with a long, floating computer desk along the wall with three drawers for storage and a long, four-tiered set of shelves acting as a bookshelf.
Eye-catching modern wall-mounted and freestanding bookshelves. They feature curved frames of wooden planks in natural shades. Each bookshelf consists of several size and shape-varied quadrangular cubbies separated by partitions of brown plywood.
Cool wall-mounted open front bookshelves of wooden materials. They have round frames and horizontal size and shape-varied shelves. The left one is brown and has a spiral shelving inset. The right one is modelled on a black and white Tai Chi symbol.
Simple traditional ceiling-height bookcases crafted of wooden materials finished in light browns. A bookcase has a rectilinear frame with a recessed full toe-kick and no top. It's equipped with numerous open front shelves.
This sleek bookcase constitutes a perfect embodiment of the contemporary design, as well as a space-saving proposition for a small studio. Folding structure of each of the compartments can make a good display or be closed to save space.
This enormous bookcase is spread onto 3 levels, being a unique design proposition for stylish, contemporary apartments. Entered by quarter landing staircase, it will create a possibility to collect really impressive collections.
Modern setup for a spacious bedroom, furnished with a large, king-sized bed in the middle with a wide headboard. Behind the bed rests a large and wide bookshelf, which provides a lot of storage space for books.
Space-saving idea for a homemade built-in bookshelf, placed around a doorframe in the living room. The bookshelf is made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and provides a large number of compartments in different sizes.
These space-saving bookshelves set constitutes a stylish example how to make the best use of your high interiors. Organized to the last inch, it will set enough space to store your book collections.
A great space saving patent. Staircases integrated with bookshelves not only allow to find a place for your large collections but also look stylish, providing the space a refined classic appeal.
An incredibly cool living room proposition. Have all your favorite books at your fingertips with this fantastic space-saving bookshelf-armchair combo. Finished with a soft-in-touch, beige cushion.
Cool ingenious though incredibly simple wall-mounted floating bookshelves. They're DIY-created from sturdy small metal brackets and angles with using a larger book as a support for other books. Metal elements are practically invisible.
An aesthetic wall-size contemporary open front bookshelf crafted of snow-white finished wooden materials. It features a rectilinear frame and recessed toe-kicks. It's equipped with numerous size-varied shelves.
An elegant space-saving contemporary bookshelf placed on a wall over a bench. It's crafted of wooden materials with a finish in grey shades. It has a moulding top and a dozen or so size-varied open front shelves.
Unique look for a space-saving, compact bookcase made in a round shape out of solid wood with a white coat of paint. The bookcase has a revolving base, which gives it additional storage space as it does not have a back.
Elegant style for a large, space-efficient bookshelf with lights on top to make it easier to find books during the night. The bookcase is embedded inside the wall and has an outline made out of black solid wood.
If you’re looking for a perfect solution for clothes storage, take a look at this space-efficient and compact set of wardrobes and cabinets, made to resemble a wall. The piece is made out of black-painted wood with dotted patterns on it.
An elegant composition of furniture in an old-fashioned living room, furnished with a leather sofa in a light brown color and a matching armchair on the opposite side, as well as a rectangular shaped glass coffee table.
Impressive practical contemporary open front bookshelves integrated with a staircase. Size-varied shelves are incorporated between posts of a staircase. A shelf is composed of 2 parallel bars. The entirety is of wood in off-white with grey accents.
A cool space-saving contemporary wall-mounted open bookcase crafted of wood finished in black. It's built of 2 narrow rectangular vertical backplates and 5 rectangular shelves (secured by 2 robust thin light ropes at the front).
A cool space saving idea for a contemporary living room or home office. This set of cubics not only offers a considerable storage space, but also creates a stylish, liberally modifiable construction.
A lack of space can be a great design opportunity, as you can see here, while looking at this awesome stairs bookcase. Collecting book around the staircase has been the trend for some time already. It always creates a charming, elegant impression.
Available in various colors, this space-saving bookshelves system constitutes a fabulous decor proposition for those, who want to add some contemporary chic to their spaces. A beautiful combination of light weight and solidness.
An aesthetic space-saving contemporary L-shaped bookcase mounted along walls in a hall and a room. Several thick long rectangular open floating shelves with no partitions are fixed to walls. Shelves are of wood finished in beiges.
A handy arrangement of compact and space-saving shelving in a living room. The ideas feature a set of shelves for books and curio display, made out of painted wood around a doorframe or a large window.
Antique arrangement for a large, spacious living room with an additional surface below the ceiling, containing bookshelves. The bottom of the room is fitted with a walnut table with animal trophies on top of it.
Compact and space-efficient design for a corner bookshelf made underneath the stairs. The bookshelves are made out of light oak wood and provide a huge amount of storage space, bound to fit a plentiful of books.
Placed under the window, this bookcase can be a great space saving idea and a nice shabby chic accent to your house. It adds a considerable storage space and warms up the surrounding.
A cool space saving bookshelf, smartly using a niche in the living room decor. Built-in wall, this set of 5 wooden shelves creates a perfect spot for your favourite books or magazines.
Cool simple traditional wall-mounted open front bookshelves. They're crafted of wood and wooden materials finished in mid brown shades. Shelves are arranged in several tiers and differ in size and height.
A simple but interesting space-saving wall-mounted floating bookshelf for a dozen or so books. It's made of white coated metal. It's built of a pentagonal backplate and protruding U-shaped horizontal brackets. Books hang on their arms.
Unique and unusual style for a reading chair made out of pine wood with a light tint and a polished finish. The frame of the chair hides a plenty of tiny bookshelves, which gives it an additional function and an interesting look.
Apart from being a great space saver, this wall mounted bookcase delights with its modern, minimalistic construction. Crafted from wood, its intricate form will catch the attention of everyone entering the space.
A great inspiration for all those who want to organize their space, building up the bookshelves and creating a perfect storage spot. Recommended for all, who have impressive book collections.
A great space saving inspiration for all bookworms. If you have enormous book collections in your repertory, this built-in bookcase shall be a nice, space saving solution for you and your interiors.
Nicely built-in in the surrounding furniture, this smooth bookcase enchants not only with its vibrant green interior but also its space-saving form. Light grey finish fits well into almost nay interior.