15 Creative Bookshelf Ideas

It doesn’t matter if you live on your own or have a house full of kids, everyone always seems to find themselves with loads of books and no where to store them. You could always go grab your average bookshelf from your local Home store and stack them all together but I’ve always thought that was the easy way out. Why not think outside of the box and find a creative way to store those piles and piles of books you’ve got laying around. I’ve gathered 15 creative ideas & ways to store books in your home.

I know, I know, 15 sounds like a lot of creative bookshelf ideas. It is a lot however, everyone’s home is different. Different shapes, spaces and sizes let alone having different uses for these books – So there’s bound to be something in here today that will work within your space and help you get a little bit more organized. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Home

Such a cute and easy way to get those books out of eye level, but keeping them easily accessible at the same time. Mixing stacks, with baskets adds a decorative touch. This idea & full tutorial on how to build this side table is from Ana White.

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Home

Thinking outside the box, I’m loving these cabinets hanging from the ceiling. They’re out of the way and create a visually appealing storage option in a guest room or teen bedroom. All this needs is one of those old library ladders on a track system.. How cool would that be? Check this space saving idea out from Domino Magazine via Apartment Therapy

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Kids

Remember my post about my 7 must have Ikea products? I’m using this Ikea shelf idea again because it’s just that good.. These shelves create a great nursery library display! See how these Ikea picture ledges were used to create a nursery library on Apartment Therapy.

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Kitchen

The before and after of this London kitchen from Design Sponge is absolutely stunning. I’m a huge fan of open shelving and this mixed use of storage cabinets and open cabinets is a happy medium. Adding an open shelving bookshelf is the perfect use of dead space in a kitchen.

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas

Two words. Invisible Bookshelf. These things are great & they’re also an easy peasy way to store books in a design forward manor. Check out this chic office space via The Nest. Get your invisible bookshelves from The Container Store.

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas

Following along with the invisible bookshelves, I’m also loving this trendy and minimalist nightstand idea. A great way to store those late night reads! Check out this chic space via Moodhouse.

Creative Bookshelves and DIY Storage Ideas

Here’s a great DIY to get your hands on. Taking an old dresser like Yankee Drawl did and sprucing it up without the drawers for a DIY bookshelf might just be what your playroom needs!

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas

This boys bedroom reveal from Just the Bee’s Knees has some pretty nicely organized invisible bookshelves, but the book organizer in me was also drawn to this metal basket on wheels. It fits perfectly under the nightstand to store all of those nightly reads. Check it out!

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Home Office

Open shelving for the home office is a great way to avoid the floor clutter of your average bookshelf. I love how this one uses open spaces for artwork to make it more personalized. Get the full details and tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Kids

Who says bookshelves only need to hold books? I’m loving this storage option for those little gamers. These hexagon honeycomb shelves would be great for books, games or all of the above. Check out this teenage boy room makeover at Today’s Creative Life.

Creative Bookshelf Ideas and Storage Around the House

Here’s a storage option for all the busy mommas out there! Adding a shallow cabinet to the end of your kitchen cabinetry as shown above can act as a perfect spot for all of your cookbooks and other reading books! Check it out at Better Homes and Gardens.

Creative Bookshelf Ideas and Storage DIY

Turning old fruit crates into hanging book crates are another cool and easy DIY. This DIY is the perfect space saver for whatever space you’re trying to fill – Get the full tutorial from Home Talk.

Creative Bookshelf Ideas and Storage DIY

I think this is one of my personal favorites. For all my friends who have ever said “You make that DIY look so easy” I can promise you – this one really is! Spice up your good ole’ bookshelf with some pretty wrapping paper on the back. Be sure to check out this home office update on Oh My Dear.

Creative Bookshelf Ideas and Storage

This one comes from Apartment Therapy. This nursery space has been transformed all with basket bookshelves included! I’m loving these vertically hung baskets used as a library.

Creative Bookshelf Ideas and Storage

Last but not least, this window seating that doubles as book storage is the cutest reading nook space. Check it out on Better Homes and Gardens.

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15 Creative Ways to Store Books

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