Bookshelves are one of the biggest pieces of storage furniture you will purchase for your home. Along with wall units and shelving units, they hold and display a lot of important and personal mementos – our favourite books, memories and knick-knacks.
To style your wall unit, mix up the pieces you will display or store on it. From books, photographs, and artwork, to decorative pieces, small plants and candles, the options are endless.
Stack books in a mixture of vertical and horizontal collections, or if you have enough books, try arranging according to colour for a fun visual effect.
Before you purchase your wall unit, double check the space you have available as well as the dimension of the shelving unit to ensure a comfortable fit. You not only want to make sure the unit will fit into the room well, but also so that it won’t overwhelm the room – unless of course that is your intention!
It’s also important to choose a material that will be able to sustain the weight of the items you plan to put on it. Timber and metal framings are ideal, as these materials are strong and durable. Once the wall unit is in place, be sure to secure it to the wall to prevent it tipping over.