Three Things to Consider Before Buying Bookshelves

A well-constructed bookshelf makes it easy to keep your home library clean and organized.

Closetmaid bookshelf with compartments and drawers
Pick a bookshelf that not only solves your book storage problem, but also compliments your room and other furniture.ClosetMaid

Anyone who loves books takes pride in having a collection that showcases their tastes. And what better way to show off your books than with a solid bookshelf? When looking for a bookshelf, you want one that is not only functional, but also pleasing to the eye. Bookshelves made of particle board or manufactured wood are all good for different reasons. Here are three bookshelf options to consider when you’re looking for a functional and tasteful way to display your favorite reads.

Furinno 5-Tier Reversible Color Open Shelf Bookcase
This easy-to-assemble model is made of particle board.Furinno

For those who don’t want to deal with heavy lifting or difficult construction, particle board is going to be your friend. However, note that particle board is not always made up of wood. Sometimes it is made up of wood chips, while other times it is made up of a pressed, synthetic binder. This is why it is much lighter.

ClosetMaid 8937 Cubeicals Organizer
Closed shelves can make your space feel more organized.ClosetMaid

A bookshelf with closed shelving can bring some organization to a space that may otherwise feel cluttered. The option to use pull-out drawers is another great benefit that allows you to use the shelving unit for more than just books.

Tribesigns Rustic Triple Wide 5-Shelf Bookcase
This stylish shelving is designed to mount on your wall.Tribesigns

Bookshelves don’t have to be boring if you’re looking for something more stylish. A great way to add some personality is to opt for a bookshelf that brings different materials into your space—like wood and metal. This opens up the door for a number of different ways to bring life to your books and the whole room.