10 Incredible Ideas For Bookworms
Are you the type of person who always has their nose buried in a good book? That's a great way to be – that is, until you find yourself surrounded by piles upon piles of books and nowhere to put them! But that's no reason for all of the bookworms out there to get rid of their precious libraries – or, even worse, to cave and buy an e-reader. Instead, take a page out of our book and try these creative DIY projects and storage solutions. From a bookshelf chair to simple DIY floating bookshelves, these 10 novel ideas will show you how to build the library of your dreams, right in your own home!
1.–3. Beautiful Upcycled Book Decor
Some folks might say, "Out with the old and in with the new," when it comes to decorating the home. Well, we're much more partial to the idea of turning something old into something new. Do you have a towering stack of dusty old books and don't know what to do with them? Why not build a table out of them? Or maybe there's a pile of scrap wood taking up too much space in the shed. Give those scraps new life and build a chic bookshelf out of them! What great ways to save money while sprucing up your home. Get the instructions for the Upcycled Book Decor.
4. Boulder Bookends
When you think about arts & crafts projects, rocks and stones probably aren't the first materials that come to mind. Well, that's a real shame, because aside from being both readily available and free, rocks are great materials to work with when you're looking to add a rustic, natural touch to your home – and these boulder bookends are a great example of that. Not only are they quick & easy to make, they'll look great on your mantelpiece! Get the instructions for the Boulder Bookends.
5.–6. Clever Book Storage Solutions
Finding enough shelf space is a constant struggle in many homes. Add a few literature lovers into the mix, and things get even more difficult. If you've noticed your bookshelves starting to fill up and piles of books popping up around the house, it might be time to start getting creative. For some extra storage space that looks as chic as it is convenient, try this clever bookcase coffee table and DIY floating bookshelf. Not only are both of these fun decor items cheap & easy to make, they'll look great in any room in your home! Get the instructions for the Book Storage Solutions.
7. DIY Book & Magazine Stand
If you've ever furnished a home, then you've probably taken a trip to IKEA. The well-known furniture giant is so popular because it sells basic furniture at affordable prices. But that's exactly what you get when you go to IKEA: basic. Don't get us wrong, there's nothing wrong with simplicity, but with a just few easy steps, those IKEA basics can be turned into real knock-out pieces – like this DIY book & magazine stand. Elegant, convenient, and stylish, this book stand is the answer to all of your storage problems! Get the instructions for the DIY Book Stand.
8. Homemade Couch Caddy
This cozy DIY project will help you finally create order in your living room! If you don't have room for a coffee table, yet love having all your favorite goodies right next to you when you're relaxing and reading, this couch caddy is the household item you've been looking for. Plus, it even has plenty of space for storing all of your favorite reading materials until you're ready to pick them up again. So grab a few wooden boards and the screwdriver and craft your way to the most relaxing weekend ever. Get the instructions for the Couch Caddy.
9. Bookshelf Chair
There comes a time in every bookworm's life when they run out of space for all of their books. And while having piles upon piles of books around the house has its romance, it's not very practical. That's where this amazing bookshelf chair comes in! Not only will it create tons of new space for storing your books, it will also give you a cozy new spot where you can curl up and read. It's the perfect addition to any book fan's room. Get the instructions for the Bookshelf Chair.
10. DIY Rotating Bookcase Table
Most of us probably don't come into contact with cable reels very often, but they're a piece of hardware that actually looks pretty cool when displayed in the right way. In fact, we've come up with a great DIY project that turns a wooden cable reel into a rotating coffee table, which also doubles as a bookshelf! Add on a few wheels for convenience, and you've got the ultimate in DIY home furnishings. Finally, a stylish bookcase you can just slide from the couch to your favorite reading nook! Get the instructions for the DIY Bookcase Table.
Who knew how easy could be to build your own bookcase, or even to come up with a creative way to display your library?! Using these easy DIY projects as inspiration, you'll be able to get rid of those messy piles of books and turn them into stylish home decor. But you don't have to take our word for it!