Since we moved into our new apartment the other day, we’ve had the (mostly) enjoyable task of furnishing it. In three days we’ve hit up a ton of thrift stores and second hand shops, because, let’s face it, why pay full price when you can find beautiful, gently worn-in furniture for a fraction of the original price? We’re taking it slow and buying one piece at a time, letting each one settle into its new home before buying the accompanying piece. So far we’ve put together a pair of basic birch and silver desks from Ikea and today we bought our couch!
However, throughout the process, we’ve given the bookcases our greatest consideration. We pretty much decided that books might as well be our design focus… since they are so prevalent in our lives. But how to display them? So far I’m a fan of floating wall shelves or box shelves for the airy feel they give the room. Here and here are a few options we are considering.
But I was wondering, what do your personal libraries look like? Co you have bookcases (modern or antique)? Shelving units? Wall shelves? Storage boxes? Do you have a whole room devoted to books or are they spread out across the house?
(Photo from Apartment Therapy)