I have a book dilemma. Despite giving away hundreds of books last year, my bookshelves are overflowing. So I’ve taken to stacking my coffee table books and collections around the house. On tables, on floors. They looked fine, but I never really looked at them as much as I wanted to. Right now, I need them on some sort of shelves so I can see them and pull out just the one I want instead of hunting around. So the question is, would you go for a traditional book case, like these – only in white to match the room best:
(why, yes, they are on sale!). These would take up more space than I wanted to in the only room they could go in, but fit in with the traditional look of my house. Another option for these bookcases would be shelves on top and cabinets on the bottom.
The other option would be this more contemporary shelving from Design Within Reach, which I would get in white, like the top option:
The first one fits in with my home better, but takes up a lot more space. The second one is less expensive, although I would need two of them, and takes up less space. Also, the second one sort of “disappears” once filled.
You ladies have the best taste I know, so I’d really appreciate your help here. Weigh in ladies – traditional or space saving? Thanks!