My Dream Home: 14 Clever Ways to Display and Store Books

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 26, 2012

14 Clever Ways to Display and Store Books

We have so many books in our house that I always look for new ways to display or store them in a clever way.

I even started a whole Pinterest board about book storage.

Here are 14 fun ways I’ve found on Pinterest to store books:

1 Why not display books in your fireplace? Just make sure you line it first with something so moisture and soot can’t ruin the books.

2 How sweet is this suitcase book storage? I have a couple of these vintage suitcases in my store — maybe I should steal one back for this idea?

3 This stacking of books makes quite a statement:

4 My recycling heart beats for this wooden spool repurposed for book storage – and a coffee table!

5 My Dream Home has this book tree in Landon’s room! Don could make this for him, and I’ll paint it.

6 Don’t do this is you have a fear of heights, like me:

7  Bit too colorful for my taste, but clever idea to sort books by color:

8 Using bookshelves that surround a door makes great use of space. You might want to learn how to build a bookshelf as you could create some amazing custom designs like this.

9 How simple and dramatic is this display of children’s books!

10 This storage above a door can be done in the smallest apartments:

11 A stunning home library on steroids:

12 I love this curtain idea!

13 This unique bookshelf is something to consider, but maybe just at bench height:

14 I love this “desk for two” idea and the extra storage space it creates:

Do you have a favorite way to display or store your books?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tara Benwell August 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Love these! I’m going to try the old suitcase one! A friend just made some adorable fairy book slings for me. You can see a photo on my twitter page @tarabenwell


PragmaticMom February 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Love these! I think I am into the wall of books though I will need a built in ladder because I am short!


Making Our Life Matter February 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Right now, most of my books are stored in Rubbermaid containers. I have a Nook Tablet, and I absolutely love it. I can have any and all of my books with me at one time, and it takes up about two inches of space.

Have a great week!


MarcieMom February 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You should really start doing some interior designing, obviously your interest/passion at the moment! Would be great if your next post is on some wardrobe ideas, my clothes n my hubby are squished into one small wardrobe cos that’s the only space available in our room. Just threw aways few thousand dollars of clothes that I don’t fit in cos there’s simply no wardrobe space :)


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