Corner bookcases can hold many books, magazines and other printed materials, which will delight reading lovers. Also, such a wardrobe often serves as one of the main decorative elements of a living room, bedroom or office due to its unusual design. This element of the interior can also be used for decorative purposes, if you add stylish accessories to its shelves.
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Any reading person dreams of a large, spacious and beautiful storage space for books that would be able to accommodate his home library. At the same time, of course, in the conditions of modern small-sized apartments, where the majority of the population lives, it is not possible to allocate a separate room for a library.
Therefore, an excellent alternative to this solution can be a corner bookcase, which, due to a more ergonomic use of the room space, is able to fit many volumes on its shelves.
You no longer have to store books all over the house on empty shelves or in boxes. They will be collected in one place.
A bookcase is not a basic necessity. Because of this, future owners want to choose an exquisite functional model that will become the central element of the interior. Such a piece of furniture is an indicator of the status of the owners: both high material wealth and intellectual wealth.
Currently, the furniture market offers a wide selection of corner bookcases of various designs. Their monotony is only imaginary, since there are a huge number of different directions in the interior, and you can choose the appropriate model for each.
In the manufacture of these interior items, manufacturers take into account the size of the room where the cabinet is planned to be placed, its style orientation and the main functions that it will have to perform.
First of all, the cabinets vary by the number of shelves. This is the most important metric for those buying a bookcase. You can find both light, unobtrusive options, consisting of three shelves, which, rather, play a decorative function, and real giants.
It must be said that large cabinets, which are designed to replace home libraries, often have side or center cases for decorative gizmos. Expensive china dishes on stands, bronze figurines or miniature vases are often placed there. Although nowadays this is considered a somewhat outdated design move, in some types of interior it can be quite justified.
In addition, an important indicator is cabinet depth… Whether you can put books in one row, two or three, the capacity of this piece of furniture changes significantly. A narrow but deep cabinet can hold as many volumes on its shelves as a two-wall bookcase with books in one row.
It is worth mentioning that books in themselves are also an important decoration of the room and complement the design.
If there is a desire to showcase certain literature, then an open shallow cabinet will also have an advantage. In the libraries of the wealthy and the elite, it is often possible to notice that all the books are made by the same publisher and in the same style. Discreet monochromatic covers look luxurious in book shelves.
Doorless wardrobes have, as a rule, a very simple, discreet design, which is ideal for the interior of a modern apartment.For obvious reasons, such cabinets are also often located in the nursery, since glass doors break easily during games. In such cabinets, toys are sometimes removed along with books. You can select a shelf or drawer specifically for this. In addition, if the cabinet is equipped with drawers, they can be used to hold creative and writing utensils.
Corner bookcases can have any number of doors. Most often there are two-door or three-door models. These are medium sized wardrobes that can, however, hold all the books in the house. A decorative rosette is often located above the doors. The shabby designs and carvings make these cabinets a real home decoration.
Cabinet options also differ in the type of doors:
There are wardrobes with blind or glass doors.Rarely does anyone choose closed bookcase options, at least for the home. These models are appropriate, rather, in an office or other official institution, to hide some books and folders from prying eyes. At home, a solid wood mass will act depressingly, so most buy cabinets with glass. In addition, transparent doors make it possible to show off luxurious folios or decorative trifles
Modular wardrobes are block pieces of furniture that are easy to assemble and disassemble, as well as modify according to your own taste. Their distinctive quality is versatility. Often, typesetting furniture is capable of performing the functions of several items at once, which makes it a convenient and economical model. These options are often recommended for parents, especially those with many children
Corner bookcases often suggest availability of a workplace, for example, a computer desk. In this case, shelves can frame it. This option is very convenient when working and studying, because in order to reach the desired book, you don't even have to get up
- There are also pull-out modelswhen the work surface is hidden in a special niche. The writing console turns out to be quite sturdy, you can easily write on it or put a laptop on it. So that over time the fasteners do not loosen and the comfort from using such a model remains the same, you need to handle it carefully and avoid sudden movements.
- Closet has sliding doors like a wardrobe. This is also a very convenient and practical model.
- Combination of open and closed areas in one model of this piece of furniture is a very good solution. Closed-bottom cabinets with drawers or shelves look more elegant and classic. The upper part takes on a lightweight appearance. This technique visually makes the ceilings in the room higher, which is suitable for city apartments.
It is generally accepted that truly high-quality furniture should be made of solid wood. This material is of the highest quality, durability and strength, as well as environmental friendliness.
However, for use in everyday life, you can also choose models of corner bookcases made of high-quality chipboard or plywood. They are not inferior to wooden options in beauty, but are more affordable. In addition, these models are more transportable because they weigh less.
Very often, manufacturers combine several materials in one product, using, for example, solid wood for external beautiful parts, and making the back wall from plywood.
How to choose?
When choosing a bookcase for yourself, you need to make sure that it is in harmony in color and material with the rest of the objects in the room. Often a bookcase is part of a furniture line and a set, so it makes sense to look for models from manufacturers whose furniture is already at home. Furniture from the same factory always matches better.
On the other hand, this is an optional condition if eclecticism reigns in the room. Sometimes what is missing in a room is an element of antiquity with its own character and history.Corner bookcases of yesteryear can be found in flea markets and antique stores.
When choosing a bookcase, it is worth proceeding from the size of the room. If it is a small bedroom or study, you can choose a deep model so that it does not clutter up the space. And in the living room, you can place a wardrobe with a thickness of one book, which, like a showcase, will bend around the room.
It is worth remembering that in narrow rooms it is better to place cabinets without doors so that they do not take up extra space when planning the arrangement of the room and are not traumatic.
It is better to avoid glass doors in children's rooms, unless children are fond of quiet games.
Corner bookcases most often have a distinct wood structure, which can be as light as oak or tea-colored like cherry wood.
Plastic or metal corner cabinets are rare and almost never purchased for home use. If there is a palette of shades in the palette of these purely functional models, then they have non-staining base colors.
Examples in the interior
The undulating bookcase combines coffee and white chocolate shades. This is an extraordinarily functional model. First of all, due to the combination of open and closed areas, which allow you to store not only books, but also other things.
The cabinet has a modular design and is equipped with a place for a computer desk. Since it is a fairly large piece of furniture, this is an excellent solution in terms of ergonomics.
Black furniture is regarded by many as risky and shocking. Also, many people think that she looks too gloomy, but this is a rather narrow-minded look.
In a study or reception area, a black lacquered bookcase will look really impressive. It will showcase the owner's refined taste and status.
A very cozy piece of furniture that can be placed in the living room. Drawers in the lower area and a side case make the wardrobe not only beautiful, but also comfortable.
For information on how to equip a library room with corner cabinets, see the next video.