Published at Friday, July 07th 2017. by Brittney Rollins in Furniture Home.
Bookcases are available in a range of styles to meet the preferences of almost any shopper. For instance, there are bookcases made in the traditional style. Generally, these are wall bookcases that have plenty of shelves to accommodate a book collection as well as a pair of attractive glass doors. Alternatively, there are bookcases that feature a combination of styles. For example, a bookcase may double as a china cabinet. A person can store books in the case as well as display decorative knickknacks on some of the smaller shelves. There are even corner bookcases that fit neatly into the corner of a room. Some people prefer to choose a bookcase in a style that complements the other pieces of furniture in a room.
There are four most important types or categories of bookcases. Under these four main categories are a plethora of different bookcase styles that might fit your space. Each type comes in a number of sizes, shapes and finishes allowing you the certainty that you will find something to match your taste and current home or office decor.
1. Barrister Bookcases - A barrister bookcase works best in large rooms, because they take up a lot of floor space. They feature glass doors that slide out of the frame to protect the books, and have large shelves designed to accommodate tall items. This type of bookcase would be suitable for persons that collect antique books as the books are kept protected inside the glass case.
Finally, there are different styles of glass in the doors of bookcases. Of course, a shopper can find plenty of bookcases with doors that feature plain glass. Alternatively, many antique bookcases have leaded glass doors. This lends elegant detail to the appearance of a bookcase. There are some bookcases available with frosted glass doors. Bookcases sometimes have plain glass doors that feature intriguing designs. In short, the glass doors of a bookcase can sometimes be the highlight of the entire piece.
Another consideration is the construction of a bookcase. Most bookcases with glass doors are wooden. There are bookcases made out of maple, oak, and mahogany as well as other types of wood. Once again, a shoppers decision depends on his or her personal tastes and visions for the look of the room where the bookcase will be. Regardless of its type of wood, a bookcase should be well-built and sturdy.
The color of a bookcase is the next feature to consider. Many people like to choose bookcases that coordinate with the rest of the furnishings in a room. For instance, if a person has a collection of furniture in light-colored oak, he or she may opt for a bookcase made with the same material. There are bookcases that feature colors such as brown, black, espresso, cream, and even weathered white. There are so many colors available a shopper is sure to find just what he or she is looking for.