Bookshelves are office furniture staples. They are cost-effective organization solutions and can also add style and flair. The trick is selecting the right bookshelves for your space so that they are functional and blend well with your other office furniture. As you explore your shelving options, keep these tips in mind.
The first step in picking bookshelves for your office is deciding on the appropriate size. You may wish to have multiple sizes for different areas of your office. For instance, if you have a reception area or check-in desk with a large wall, an oversized bookshelf or decorative bookcase or a glass display case can add functional storage and create a focal point for the room. For individual offices, smaller bookshelves, either short and wide or tall and lean, can be a better fit. Measure the wall space where you want to put the bookshelves, and don’t forget to consider the size of the books or other materials you hope to store. Big binders that house company information require taller and deeper shelves than small books. When you have zeroed in on the size of shelves you need, look for styles that match your existing office furniture and your overall office aesthetic. For instance, contemporary offices may prefer laminate or metal shelves, while sturdy, wooden shelves work well in traditional workspaces.
Your bookshelves will become eyesores without the proper organization. Lining up books from tallest to shortest in a row is an effective way of keeping things neat and tidy, but mixing things up a bit will inject style. Rather than stacking all of your books vertically in a row, put a horizontal stack of books on half of a shelf. Complement your books by adding small pieces of décor to the shelves. Don’t overload the shelves and instead use negative space to give the eyes a place to rest. Resist the urge to let your bookshelves become the place that everything piles up, which gives your customers the impression that your office is disorganized.
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