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Purchasing A Bookcase Buying Guide

Buying the correct bookcase can be difficult enough, knowing where to place your bookcase is even harder. Bookcases are a great way to store books, videos, and magazines however bookcases can also be used for displaying accessories such as photo frames, vases or candles. We have listed below some tips for you to consider before purchasing your Bookcase.

 


Where Do I Place My Bookcase?

If you store everyday items within your bookcase and require frequent access place your bookcase in an area that suits your needs. Alternatively place your bookcase in wasted space such as under staircases, in hallways or alongside chimneys. Bookcases can also be used in home offices or in kid’s rooms to store their toys and homework.

 


Low Bookcases

•    Will create less of an impacts vs. tall bookcases
•    Offer less storage
•    Depending on where situated can divide your room
•    Can easily be placed alongside other furniture such as sofas or dining tables

 


Tall Bookcases

•    Create a feature within your room & offer maximum storage space
•    Can break up a room due to their imposing tall style and therefore allows you to create different interior styles within the same room

 


Choosing A Style Of Bookcase

Depending on what will be stored in your bookcase will determine how many shelves and storage space you require. If maximum storage space is needed, choosing a bookcase with drawers is ideal however adjustable shelves are great for accommodating larger books or accessories.

 


Styling My Bookcase

If your bookcase is placed in public areas such as living rooms or hallways adding accessories in your bookcase will create a home comfort appeal. Including candles or pictures alongside your books creates a contemporary look.

Depending on the look you are trying to create, classic bookcases should feature decorative edges or designs whilst modern bookcases should be sleek and streamlined. Consider wallpapering inside your bookcase for a unique look.

 


Caring For Your Furniture

Cleaning your furniture every time after use will ensure the longevity of it, in most cases simply use a damp cloth. Over time, natural or solid wood will feature wear, just use wax to maintain its lusture.

 


Measuring Up

At FADS.co.uk all our products detail the dimensions within the product description however using a tape measure always helps you to visualize the furniture in your space. You can also measure your dining area by placing newspaper sheets on the floor, an old trick but one that always works!

 


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