Are you looking for a way to display your most prized possessions and favorite books in your bedroom? While some bedroom furniture sets come with a matching bookshelf, the majority of bookcases will be found with living room furniture and living room sets. But that doesn’t have to stop you from making use of a bookshelf in your bedroom.
Everyone uses their bedroom bookcase in a different way, and the tech-savvy nerd is just one group that loves using bookcases around the house. Bookshelves give you a way to easily organize electronics, books, reference volumes, action figures, and other collectibles. And with the different types of bookcases available, it is easy to find one that will fit seamlessly into your bedroom design.
Even though there are many different bookcase designs available, there are some shelves that are more appropriate for these uses than others. Below are the three most popular types of bookcases for the bedroom.
Something to consider when browsing bookcases
Before we jump into the different types of bookcases you should consider for your nerdy bedroom, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you browse. The primary concern for most tech geeks is cord management. It is important that you are able to run cords behind the bookcase.
An open bookcase makes this easy, but enclosed bookcases may not have built-in cord grommets. It is easy to add one, but only if the bookcase is high enough quality that doing so won’t weaken the integrity of the bookshelf. You can get more ideas for bedroom bookcases here.
Traditional bookcases are usually made of beautifully stained wood or wood veneers. They are a true bookcase, being enclosed other than the front of the shelves themselves. Some of these bookcases might have doors at the bottom that give you a place to store your more treasured possessions protected and out of sight.
Traditional bookcases look great in a bedroom of traditional furniture, but they aren’t really practical for use as a display or media center. By contrast, the other two types of bookshelves mentioned below are highly versatile.
Corner ladder bookshelves
Corner ladder bookshelves are a great way to add shelving to a small space or a bedroom already full of furniture. The corner shelf doesn’t take up much of your floor space, but it does give a bit more surface area for displaying items.
The ladder-style shelves are an open bookshelf rather than an enclosed bookcase, making them ideal for electronics or charging devices. You can put a few books on these ladder corner bookshelves, but they are really more suited to collectibles.
Modern geometric or asymmetrical bookcases
If you really want to bring attention to your collection, modern geometric shelves that look more like sculptures than furniture give some additional depth to your displays. Meanwhile, choosing asymmetrical bookcases with shelves of varying heights, cubbies, and maybe a drawer or two give you even more versatility for displaying your collections or housing the electronics you use in the bedroom.