If you are a book lover, you know that bookshelves are as important as books. There are many unique bookshelves out there, but DIY bookshelf ideas offer more personal character. You can decorate them anyway you like.
Use these inspirations to get your dream bookshelves for a home library.
Table of Contents
- 1. Contemporary-style Bookshelf
- 2. Simple Floating Bookshelves
- 3. Wall Crate Bookshelf
- 4. DIY Shelf for Contemporary Book Arrangements
- 5. DIY Shelves for Entertainment Center
- 6. Simple Crate Shelf
- 7. Colorful “Basket” Shelves
- 8. Hanging Shelves for Narrow Office
- 9. Pedestal Bookshelf with Spine
- 10. Industrial-style Pipe-and Pallet Shelves
- 11. Tree Bookshelf
- 12. Simple Bookshelf with Homey Decoration
- 13. Modern, Suspended Bookshelf
- 14. DIY Kid’s Bookshelves in Playroom
- 15. The Free-standing Book “Tree”
- 16. DIY Brick Bookshelf
- 17. Simple DIY Bookshelf with Baskets
- 18. Book Ledges to Display Covers
- 19. Simple Copper Bookcase
- 20. Rustic Rolling Bookshelf
1. Contemporary-style Bookshelf
This homemade bookshelf has a simple but ingenious design. the contemporary design makes it look modern and unique. Without back panels, the shelf becomes light and is easy to move around. You can use it to showcase books and ornaments.
2. Simple Floating Bookshelves
These floating bookshelves are simple but effective. You can use recycled wooden panels for cheap materials. Use these shelves to install books on several spots, especially if you don’t have a dedicated library room.
3. Wall Crate Bookshelf
This crate bookshelf is cheap but unique. It was installed on red sections on a white wall, creating characters in the room. You can keep the distressed wood look to create a rustic atmosphere.
4. DIY Shelf for Contemporary Book Arrangements
This simple DIY bookshelf has sections that you can use to make a modern arrangement. Instead of book piles or rows, the shelf becomes a place to put pillows and trinkets. The books were arranged artfully to create a unique look.
5. DIY Shelves for Entertainment Center
These bookshelf plans consist of wooden panels with different lengths. They were constructed to accommodate a flat screen TV at the bottom. The rest of the shelves accommodate books, records, and pictures. The shelves are attached to the wall by metal bars for support.
6. Simple Crate Shelf
This shelf consists of several wooden crates. The crate sections create readily-available spaces for books. You can also arrange them artfully, pairing the books with plants and ornaments. The distressed wood look creates a unique atmosphere in a modern room.
7. Colorful “Basket” Shelves
These “basket” shelves have different bright colors that will go perfectly in any kid’s bedroom. The shelves were installed next to a bunk bed, allowing kids to reach their favorite books or magazines.
8. Hanging Shelves for Narrow Office
Need to put a lot of books in a small office? This hanging shelf can be a solution. The panels are connected to straps, which were installed high above the floor. The design is simple and perfect for office supplies. You can also free up some floor space.
9. Pedestal Bookshelf with Spine
This pedestal-style bookshelf has “spine” that connects several panels. It was installed on the wall to free up floor space. The sleek appearance is also perfect for a small room. You can place an ornament or plant on top to create a unique decoration spot.
10. Industrial-style Pipe-and Pallet Shelves
This pallet bookshelf is connected to pipe frames that create strong, industrial decorative elements. The pipes were attached to the wall to support three pallets. The books were arranged with other ornaments that reflect the industrial design element.
11. Tree Bookshelf
Make your room more interesting with this tree bookshelf. It is popular among book lovers because of its decorative look. The bookshelf is perfect for a home library, adult’s room, or kid’s room. It is also perfect as a background for Instagram book reviewers.
12. Simple Bookshelf with Homey Decoration
This DIY bookshelf has a simple design, with symmetrical “boxes” that showcase the sides of the books. The top part is used to display homey elements. You can place plants, pictures, and your favorite trinkets or ornaments on top.
13. Modern, Suspended Bookshelf
These bookshelves are held together with wall blocks and strong cables. The blocks are attached to the wall with several screws. The metal cable makes sure that the shelves can hold heavy burdens, even thick, hardcover books.
14. DIY Kid’s Bookshelves in Playroom
These DIY kid’s bookshelves were built in a playroom. The shelves double as toy storage, and the top parts display the letters of the kid’s favorite activity. The shape was adjusted to the playroom, which was built under the angled wall of a ceiling room.
15. The Free-standing Book “Tree”
This book “tree” has a free-standing shape that reduces the bulks. Your books only need several wooden panels to be displayed. While it cannot accommodate too many books, you can show off your best book collections in a unique way.
16. DIY Brick Bookshelf
Have old, cracked, unused bricks liying around? Turn them into creative bookshelves. This bookshelf combines wooden panels and bricks in an easy but unique way. You can leave their natural colors to create an earthy look, perfect for adding personality to a modern home.
17. Simple DIY Bookshelf with Baskets
This bookshelf has a simple design, perfect for any DIY project. The bottom part was made taller to accommodate two baskets. You can use these baskets to store anything, from spare towels to drawing equipment. You can also keep props here if you like photographing books for Instagram.
18. Book Ledges to Display Covers
Book ledges are ideal for those who want to show off book covers. Ledges also take up less space than regular shelves. While the numbers of books to store here are limited, you can use the ledges as tools to give “previews” about your home library.
19. Simple Copper Bookcase
This bookcase consists of thin copper pipes and white panels. The overall look is slim, open, and bulk-free. This design showcases modern design preferences for small homes. You can make this shelf a great spot to display books for Instagram reviews.
20. Rustic Rolling Bookshelf
This rustic rolling bookshelf was antique stuff that was restored. The rustic design is suitable for farmhouse-style decorations. In this picture, the books are small parts of the ensemble. The shelves are dominated by pillows, home arts, plants, and vintage cooking equipment. The wheels make it easier for homeowners to move the shelves anywhere.
Great bookshelves are as important as the books that they contain. Unique bookshelf also serves as a decorative element at home or office. Take your inspiration from these DIY bookshelf ideas, and create a shelf that suits your personality.