DIY Bookshelf Ideas: 16+ Clever Book Storage Solutions
Looking for creative ways to store the books in your home, office or kid’s room? You’ll love these genius DIY bookshelf ideas! There are ideas for all skill levels and budgets!
You know I love books! Whether it is vintage books as decor or modern books that are actually for reading. Books are not only a great way to add extra character and texture to your decorations, but they are functional!
But when you have a lot of books – for decoration or reading – you need somewhere to put them! Why not DIY it?
Enter the DIY bookshelf!
Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite do-it-yourself bookshelf ideas that are the perfect solution for your book storage needs. There are easy DIY books shelf ideas that are perfect for beginners and some more advanced bookshelf builds that are great if you have a little more experience and access to woodworking tools.
We had more than enough paint leftover for a fun little book storage project too that Cal had SO much fun helping with. We simply took three wooden crates and painted them different colors from our mountain wall and stacked them together.
We took the same concept to the crate bookshelf and expanded it even further with this crate bookshelf. We left the crates unpainted this time for a neutral look and make it bigger to add more storage and even create some separation in this small studio apartment.
This bookshelves built-in idea is genius. She uses painted kitchen cabinets at the base, put peel and stick wallpaper on the wall above, and then built the bookcases above the cabinets. Once everything got painted the same color and lights were added, this wall of built-in bookshelves looks amazing!
If you need a bookshelf in your house to hold your extra books, it doesn’t have to be a big fancy piece of furniture or a built-in. It could be as simple as the DIY industrial pipe bookshelf that sits on a coffee table or desk. Such a fun idea.
One great way to add books to a kid’s room is with ledge shelves for books. Learn how to make these ones for just $10. Since the kids can see the books easily, they are more likely to want to read them! Win-win.
Incorporating IKEA furniture into your plan for a built-in bookcase is a great solution. Check out this step-by-step tutorial for how to make professional-looking DIY built-ins using IKEA Billy bookcases for vertical storage.
Can’t find a bookcase design that you like? Build it yourself with plywood! This DIYer is sharing the DIY bookshelf plans for this fun and modern design. I love the different colors that she incorporated with the colored wood stains.
The DIY built-in bookshelves totally level up this living room space and they share the entire step-by-step process in their article. This is perfect if you are looking for a very custom size or design for your bookshelves.
Don’t want to build a huge built-in wall of bookshelves from scratch? Try incorporating old furniture pieces instead! This blogger found 2 bookcases and a small dresser on Facebook Marketplace and pieced them together for this DIY built-in desk with bookshelves. It totally doesn’t look like random furniture pieced together, does it?
Which of these DIY bookshelf ideas was your favorite?