One of the under-appreciated areas of home design can often be storage spaces, especially when it comes to books.

It’s a shame because books have a great aesthetic value and can instantly give a room a sense of life, colour and imagination!

This Scandinavian home shows how much fun can be had in displaying reams of books in a compact space. The haphazard arrangement of uniform wooden shelves is nicely split up into different levels, and the books offer a great contrast of colour and chaos to the tidy white interior.

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Whereas this book storage idea is much more controlled and is given a sharp, industrial feel with the upcycled metal garage shelves. It’s also a good place to note how the books are arranged in height and colour to really complete the thoughtful and organised aesthetic.

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Sometimes the range and sheer quantity of books in your home can give you a headache in thinking about the best way to display them. Whilst not all of us are lucky enough to have our own private library, this room shows a good way to make it not too overwhelming by utilising clean lines and, most importantly, an area of negative space that allows the eye to breathe!

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Not all book storage solutions have to rely on the traditional shelving units of course. These chic book racks are placed on the back of a door to not only maximise limited space, but also create a charming book feature that livens up the austere white doorway.

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And this storage solution really pushes the boat out in terms of innovation. The vertical book tower again maximises limited storage space, yet retains its functionality and adds a sharp modern aesthetic!

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