Is your homesteading book collection starting to take over your house? We recently shared the Best Gardening Books, as well as Homesteading and Self-sufficiency Books, and then we have a fabulous collection of 20 Must-have Homesteading Books.
By now you should be running out of space to put them all. Or maybe you don’t even have a place to put them in the first place! Well, you’re going to need a DIY bookshelf- and you’ve come to the right place!
So, whether you need something small to store your current reading book or you need something a little more substantial to hold your entire collection there’s a DIY bookshelf idea here for you!
Or, depending on if you’re looking for something that adds a fresh design element to your house or something that blends in, you will find what you’re looking for in the photos below.
We’ve got a vast variety of different shaped, sized, and colored bookshelves that will inspire some ideas in your mind! Check them out below.
Inspirational DIY Bookshelf Ideas
1. Crates DIY Bookshelf
Paint some old crates and then have fun rearranging them to a design of your desire.
2. Dark Wood on White
Dazzling dark wood against a white wall makes a stunning contrast.
3. The Whole Wall
Why have an entire wall empty when you could fill it with bookshelves and secret cubbies?
Choose a theme for your bookshelf (such as nautical) and add decorations accordingly.
5. Under the Bench
Make your books easily accessible by locating the bookshelf right under the reading bench.
6. Rainbow Up the Ladder
A charming wooden ladder to reach your abundance of color-coordinated books. I love it!
7. Pipes and Planks
An industrially styled bookshelf using metal piping and wooden planks for a functional and stylish design.
8. Nerd Nook
Your own little nook with all your favorite nerdy possessions! Star Wars figurines, Harry Potter collections, and whatever else you’ve got!
9. Baby Book Nook
A darling little book nook for your newborn baby. This DIY project is easy and looks great.
Keep your books close by when you go to bed by adding small shelves into the sides of the headboard.
The more, the merrier! Stuff your bookshelf to the absolute top for that cool messy look.
12. Thin and Green
A tall, thin bookshelf with a vigorous and happy plant flowing gracefully down the side.
13. Elm Tree
A cute little elm tree not only functioning to store your books but also becoming a piece of art on your wall.
14. Retro TV
I’m digging the retro-vibe to this hollowed-out TV bookshelf idea.
Pretty-up your bookshelves with patterned and colorful wallpaper. You’ll have to use your own imagination for this DIY bookshelf idea as the original site is not longer available.
A fun DIY project that leaves you with a cool industrial bookshelf that’s also perfect for your record collection.
17. Large Shelving Unit
A larger shelving unit with varying shelf sizes and an asymmetrical design.
18. Floating Books
Give the appearance your books are floating magically against your wall.
19. Math and Gravity
This design allows math and gravity to protect your books by allowing them to slant as they want to.
20. Boxes and Clips
Simple boxes flipped on their sides and held together with clips is enough to do the trick!
Is it a stool? Is it a table? Is it a bookshelf? It happens to be all of the above!
Bring some interest to your climb up the stairs by displaying your book collection on the way up.
23. Fallen Shelves
This cute boho bookshelf gives the appearance the shelves have fallen over for an asymmetrical look.
A Scandinavian look for the nursery that is basic but remains stylish and charming.
Anything but simple this bookshelf goes against the minimalistic ideas and expresses beauty in chaos.