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10+ Stylish Bookcases that Will Brighten Up Your Home

10+ Stylish Bookcases that Will Brighten Up Your Home

If your home feels cluttered, or you have a lot of cool stuff but nowhere to put it, or your home needs a certain something to bring it to life, you need a bookcase to display your stuff with style and keep your things organized.

Bookcases are typically for books, but ordinary bookcases can be so boring and dull your décor. Luckily there are tons of awesome options, styles, colors and sizes that you can choose from to customize while you organize.

We have handpicked 13 stylish bookcases to give your space that organized, stylish, and modern vibe that it’s been missing.

1. Bookshelves “U” – Set of 4 white wall shelves 

    These suspended shelves will almost look as if they disappear. The shelves are extra thin and light, made of a 2mm thick steel imported from Italy. Regardless of its thin appearance, the steel will never bend.

    Each shelf can hold up to 44 pounds of books and trinkets. The U-shaped shelves are perfect for books. They’ll help you to stylishly declutter your living space so you can move around freely.

    Bookshelves “U”, $322

    2. DIY Industrial Retro Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Storage Shelving Bookshelf

      It is made from quality metal pipe, and will look great long after you install it. It can be customized to add additional shelving space easily and effortlessly. This easy, simple and unique design is perfect for any home, office, or café interior.

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      DIY Industrial Retro Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Storage Shelving Bookshelf, $36.23

      3. Y-Nut Loft Style Bookcase, “The Iron Librarian”, Steampunk Industrial Vintage Style

        At a whopping 6.6 lbs and 17” x7”. 8’ x7’ it’s as heavy as it looks! This stylish bookcase is made entirely of water pipe.

        It is exclusively for hardcover books. Soft-covers unfortunately will fall through the cracks, so use this shelf to display your best!

        Y-Nut Loft Style Bookcase, “The Iron Librarian”, $43.25

        4. Industrial Pipe Shelving Bookshelf Rustic Modern Wood Ladder Pipe Wall Shelf

          The classy shelf is perfect for the home or coffee house interior. The 3 level rustic industrial pipe shelf is made out of quality metal pipe and solid timber. You can add additional shelving shelf easily and efficiently.

          Industrial Pipe Shelving Bookshelf Rustic Modern Wood Ladder Pipe Wall, $153

          5. SKB Family Red MDF Floating Wall Display Bookshelf/DVD Storage New Ladder Bookcase

            This versatile display shelf will compliment any space and décor. Turn that empty, useless wall space into a focal point of your space.

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            With an invisible mounting system, this shelf is incredibly easy to install. It is made of high quality MDF with a matte finish, adding a dose of contemporary style to any room.

            SKB Family Red MDF Floating Wall Display Bookshelf/DVD Storage New Ladder Bookcase, $30.79

            6. American Country Style Wrought Iron Shelf Bookcase

              This bookcase is incredible flexible and can be fit in a variety of spaces. The unique and industrial design will brighten up your space and give it that classy edge you want.

              American Country Style Wrought Iron Shelf Bookcase, $65.99

              7. Rustic Torched Wood Slanted Design Desktop Bookshelf Magazine Stand

                This is a unique desk top rack with an upward tilted design, complete with a rustic torched wood finish. The torched wood finish compliments rustic decors and provides a unique accent for eclectic design schemes.

                You can now keep all of your magazines and newspapers organized, and off of your desk, floor or coffee table. It can also be used to store frequently used books in the office, classroom, or kitchen.

                Rustic Torched Wood Slanted Design Desktop Bookshelf Magazine Stand, $32.50

                8. 5 Tier 57.5″ Natural Bamboo Bookshelf Revolving Bookcase

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                  Liven up your space with this 100% natural bamboo bookshelf that is both elegant and durable. The sleek, clean design is both stylish and convenient.

                  You can easily install it in minutes, and the hardware is included. It has 5 tiers, a 360 degree rotating design. It’s also very simply to maintain, just wipe clean with a mild cleaner and a lint-free cloth.

                  5 Tier 57.5″ Natural Bamboo Bookshelf Revolving Bookcase, $99.95

                  9. HomCom 4-Tier Rotating Cube Media Tower

                    Save space and spruce up your look with a rotating storage solution for your entire media collection. The unique and eye catching design will transform and declutter your space.

                    It’s easy to assemble, lightweight and portable, yet extremely durable and sturdy.

                    HomCom 4-Tier Rotating Cube Media Tower, $62.99

                    10. 9-shelf Tree Bookshelf, Superjare Book Rack Bookcase

                      These shelves are made out of CARB certified board, non-formaldehyde so it is safe for your family. The smooth surface and curved edges don’t only look cool, but they also help to avoid snags and scratches.

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                      The 9 tier division shelves give you a lot of playroom as to how you want to store your things. The shelves carry around 5-10 books depending on the size and thickness of the books. The innovative design allows for the unit to fit in small spaces, only taking up 1.34 sq. ft.

                      Superjare Book Rack Bookcase, $119.99

                      11. Contemporary Salvaged Cabin Bookcase

                        You’ll be the envy of your friends with this salvaged cabin wood bookcase with a silver finish. The rustic style multi-spaced bookcase provides plenty of storage for all of your books, décor and knick knacks!

                        Contemporary Salvaged Cabin Bookcase, $143.10

                        12. Furniture Pipeline Industrial Modern Decorative Storage 4 Shelf Display Bookcase

                          Ideal for small spaces, this bookcase is perfect for an urban space or a tiny house. It features four shelves for storing and displaying your treasure trove of books and trinkets.

                          Furniture Pipeline Industrial Modern Decorative Storage 4 Shelf Display Bookcase, $191.84

                          13. Kartell 8003/09 Bookworm Bookshelf by Ron Arad

                            This bookshelf has a very flexible and unique design with a contemporary flare that can accent any space. The shelf is ideal for displaying books, as well as your media, pictures, and plants.

                            Kartell 8003/09 Bookworm Bookshelf by Ron Arad, $381.24

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                            Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                            We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                            We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                            So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                            Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                            What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                            Boundaries are limits

                            —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                            Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                            Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                            Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                            Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                            How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                            Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                            1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                            Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                            You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                            To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                            You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                            • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                            • When do you feel disrespected?
                            • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                            • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                            • When do you want to be alone?
                            • How much space do you need?

                            You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                            2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                            Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                            Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                            3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                            Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                            That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                            Sample language:

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                            • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                            • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                            • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                            • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                            • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                            • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                            • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                            Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                            4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                            Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                            Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                            Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                            We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                            It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                            It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                            Final Thoughts

                            Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                            Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                            Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                            The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                            Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                            Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                            They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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