When choosing the bookcase: high or low, regular or asymmetrical, light or dark. Or do you also want to make it disappear in the wall or make it become the predominant decorative element? Should it be in the sofa area and maybe host the TV or should it be positioned behind the dining table, or should it take advantage of a corridor or a passageway…?
10 libraries, large and small
To help you find inspiration and design the most suitable bookcase for your home, here are 10 solutions designed by architect Clara Bona , to whom we give the floor for advice in detail.
Regular white bookcase behind the table
Let’s start with a proposal that transforms the dining area into a study area : because, more and more often, for those who work at home in smartworking, the two areas coincide. And here a beautiful bookcase behind the table becomes the best choice: in addition to being scenographic it is also functional . This custom-made bookcase is very simple and regular : it is made up of different types of compartments , rectangular or square, which alternating overlapping create a linear and very clean design. It is in white lacquered wood, with a thickness of 2.5 cm for both the uprights and the shelves.
Bookcase in plasterboard: two niches, with study area
It is one of the most popular solutions when you want to create a very architectural bookcase, which gives a decisive setting to the environment: the bookcase, built in plasterboard, seems to almost disappear into the wall and becomes an integral part of the walls that contain it.
In this case, a portal divides from the dining area; on the sides there are two symmetrical niches and in the center a passage that closes with a full-height glass door. The twin recesses are equipped with 8 cm thick shelves , painted in white enamel to be more protected and washable . In the lower part, a closed suspended cabinet has been inserted on one sideand on the other a desk that transforms the bookcase into a home working area.
The bookcase with the sofa in front
Here is a bookcase that is a design classic (Universal Shelving by De Padova), very light and almost invisible. It has a modular aluminum structure and exists both in aluminum color and white , suspended on the wall or with uprights on the ground . The convenience is that it can be composed as you want according to your needs and you can add doors and drawers in the lower part.
An idea to copy, to make it more domestic and less office-oriented, is to paint the back wall in a slightly contrasting color with the structure. Another useful suggestion concerns the position of the sofa, which was placed in front of the bookcase leaving behind only a passage .