WHAT SIZES AND STYLES ARE BOOKCASES AND SHELVING UNITS AVAILABLE IN?
When deciding which bookcase or shelving unit is right for you, the very first thing to consider is the space you are working with. There’s nothing more disappointing than discovering your eagerly-awaited furniture doesn’t quite fit the area you envisioned it in. This will also make your shopping experience a whole lot easier by narrowing down your search to the pieces that will fit into the space you desire. We therefore suggest you measure the height, width and depth of the area you’d like to place your new bookcase or shelving unit.
Following this, it’s worth considering what the shelves will be used for. Will they be used to show off your extensive book collection? Or perhaps you’d like the shelves to act as a gallery of your favourite photos and decorative accessories? Either way, you’ll want to make sure the shelf size is right for the pieces you’d like to display before making your decision. If in doubt, perhaps consider an option with adjustable or varied shelf heights so you can tailor it to your needs.
Once you’ve got the measuring out of the way, you’ll have a better idea of which size or shape works for you. Check out the dimensions of all our bookcases and shelving units on their relevant product page to help you decide. They range from small to tall, slim to wide, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home. For smaller spaces we recommend you take a look at our leaning bookcases or ladder shelves as their footprint is minimal without compromising on function. If you’ve got a larger space however, or you’re looking for something more versatile, then modular storage is worth considering because you can flex the shelving unit to best work for your needs, even creating a room divider or whole storage wall if you wish.
WHAT MATERIALS, COLOURS AND FINISHES DO HABITAT'S BOOKCASES COME IN?
Once you have a rough idea of the size and shape you are looking for, it’s time to move on to the fun part - choosing a piece that suits your individual taste and style.
Factors to consider include the colour; you’ll want your new piece of furniture to complement the room’s décor so take a look around the space and try and envision which shade would work best with your current interiors. Neutral hues always work well as they will blend into their environment and can be accentuated with striking display pieces. You can’t go wrong with a sleek white or sophisticated black bookcase.
Next, have a think about the material and finish you desire. With an abundance of options, from elegant wooden bookcases to modern metal shelving units, you’ll find styles to suit both classic and contemporary interiors. If you’re looking for a classic wood finish, there’s plenty of options; we use oak or walnut veneers to create interesting shapes and details that would not be possible in solid wood. For more of an industrial feel, our metal bookcases and shelving styles are available in unique shapes, such as statement zig-zag designs. We also have glass and high shine gloss styles that are the perfect option for modern spaces.
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HOW CAN YOU STYLE YOUR BOOKCASE OR SHELVING UNIT?
There’s so many ways you can style your bookcase or shelving unit and it ultimately boils down to your individual style and interests. If you love reading, for example, try piling your books and magazines in different ways, both vertically and horizontally, to create an interesting set up. Colour co-ordinating and playing with proportions (by mixing and matching different sizes) are both visually appealing ways to display your books.
If you are an organised person and like everything to have a place, look to trays, storage jars andto conceal any clutter. Shelves are also a great place to show off your style. Pretty ornaments such as candles, and lamps will add a touch of personality to your home. In addition, a touch of greenery will go a long way. Bring the outside in with indoor plants in striking pots and planters. They’ll add a pop of colour to your décor and immediately brighten up any room.
Balance is key so take a step back and make sure the space looks even and easy on the eye. And remember, you can always switch it up every so often to keep your space feeling fresh and exciting.
ORDERING SHELVING OR BOOKCASES ONLINE
Delivery times vary with our shelving and bookcase options, yet we always aim to get your new furniture to you inside of 3 weeks. We’ll keep you informed all the way, and as soon as we are ready to deliver we'll telephone to organise a date and time that's convenient to you. Our delivery drivers will be happy to carry the furniture to a room of your choice, so don't worry about manoeuvring it to its designated spot. They’ll even take any of the wrapping and packing away. All that’s left for you to do is get ready to start styling.