Having a contemporary home means having a sleek up-to-date style with clean lines and simple shapes. There are several styles of bookcases that will blend with your contemporary décor, making a sleek trendy addition. Adding a bookcase to your home will offer practicality and style while giving you a place to store your things. While choosing your contemporary bookcase, you should focus on esthetic appeal. The goal is to choose a piece that will be appreciated by anyone that enters your home.
One type of Bookcases that is appropriate for contemporary design is a floating bookcase. There are two different styles of floating bookcases. The first is hung up above the ground on the wall making the bookcase appear to be floating. This type of bookcase is a wonderful space saver because it allows the floor space to remain open and uncluttered. The second type of floating bookcase is designed so that once the books are stacked the shelving sort of disappears making the books look like they are floating.
Another style of bookcases that fits well with contemporary style is Metal bookcases. The type of metal you choose for your bookcase should allow for a sleek modern look. Metal bookcases come in a variety of styles and finishes, so be choosy; your decision on a bookcase should reflect simplicity and sophistication. One common metal for contemporary design is brushed nickel, another popular one is chrome.
A ladder bookcase is perfect for a contemporary space. This style of bookcase generally has no backing, so they will add visual interest by contrasting against an open wall. Ladder bookcases lean back against the wall and have a tapered design resembling a ladder. The shelving starts out wide at the bottom then peters out toward the top giving it a modish appeal.
A Cube bookcase is simple straight squared shelving .They have a hip modern look with a clean, smooth shape. This style of bookcases is generally modular, meaning they come as separate units that can be stacked upward or outward and can even be hung up on the wall as a floating bookcase. A cube bookcase is perfect for someone who has limited space and lots of books to store.
When selecting a bookcase remember
- Smooth, clean, geometric shapes are necessary for contemporary style.
- The bookcase you choose should be chic and uncluttered; without intricate details or decoration.
- If you are going to display art with your books, less is more, keep it to one or two simple pieces.