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How to choose the right bookcase?

I have just came back from a book fair abroad with a lot of new books that I am going to add to the many I already have at home... but where am I going to put them? The space I can use is very limited, and I am afraid that I now have to buy a new bookcase, but how do you choose the right one?

Mon, 05/11/2012 - 21:38

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If you opt for a cheap bookcase, you should also pay attention and try to minimise the probable low quality, or any defects it may have, by filling it immediately with objects and books and choose a model that takes up the whole wall, maybe using its whole height. In fact, small and isolated bookcases do nothing but create a fragmented look and highlight imperfections. Pay attention!

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 16:24

In my opinion, you should always opt for bookcases with a linear style and uniform colour that fits in with the walls of the room, and other pieces of furniture such as sofas, armchairs and curtains. If you are a lover of antiques, you could  also buy old bookcases in solid wood, maybe with glass doors: in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they better protect all types of books from dust, preserving  them from moisture, mould and unwanted insects, such as termites.

Sat, 17/11/2012 - 15:21

If you love contemporary design, you could choose between the huge variety of available shapes, colours and materials, opting for glass or metal shelves, or the versatile "bookworm" by Ron Arad, a flexible bookshelf that consists of a coloured string in plastic fixed to the wall so as to form a sinuous curve. The important thing is to always make sure that the shelves are well fitted and are strong enough to support the weight for which they are intended: it would be terrible to see a shelf fall to the ground, dropping all your favourite books!

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 14:28

If you opt for a cheap bookcase, you should also pay attention and try to minimise the probable low quality, or any defects it may have, by filling it immediately with objects and books and choose a model that takes up the whole wall, maybe using its whole height. In fact, small and isolated bookcases do nothing but create a fragmented look and highlight imperfections. Pay attention!

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 16:24

In my opinion, you should always opt for bookcases with a linear style and uniform colour that fits in with the walls of the room, and other pieces of furniture such as sofas, armchairs and curtains. If you are a lover of antiques, you could  also buy old bookcases in solid wood, maybe with glass doors: in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they better protect all types of books from dust, preserving  them from moisture, mould and unwanted insects, such as termites.

Sat, 17/11/2012 - 15:21

If you love contemporary design, you could choose between the huge variety of available shapes, colours and materials, opting for glass or metal shelves, or the versatile "bookworm" by Ron Arad, a flexible bookshelf that consists of a coloured string in plastic fixed to the wall so as to form a sinuous curve. The important thing is to always make sure that the shelves are well fitted and are strong enough to support the weight for which they are intended: it would be terrible to see a shelf fall to the ground, dropping all your favourite books!

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 14:28
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