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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 March 13, 2019

                            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                            How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                            Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                            You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                            Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                            1. Work on the small tasks.

                            When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                            Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                            2. Take a break from your work desk.

                            Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                            Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                            3. Upgrade yourself

                            Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                            The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                            4. Talk to a friend.

                            Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                            Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                            5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                            If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                            Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                            Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                            6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                            If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                            Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                            Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                            7. Read a book (or blog).

                            The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                            Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                            Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                            8. Have a quick nap.

                            If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                            9. Remember why you are doing this.

                            Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                            What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                            10. Find some competition.

                            Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                            Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                            11. Go exercise.

                            Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                            Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                            As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                            Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                            12. Take a good break.

                            Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                            Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                            Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                            Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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