More people are working from home than ever before. That means that many spaces are taking on new roles of home office. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. And it doesn’t mean you should sacrifice the comfort of a home environment for the efficiency of an office. So, what’s the best new way to bring that cozy flair to your home workspace? None other than a ladder bookcase.
Ladder bookcases differ from standard bookcases in a couple ways. While they keep the classic woodgrain shelves, they’re built up with a metal framework. No matter which angle you look at them from, this gives ladder bookcases a much more open display. Not to mention, they look a lot like ladders.
Have you never heard of ladder bookcases? Are you wondering if they could work for your home workspace? If so, here’s why ladder bookcases are the next big thing in home office design. Oh, and please enjoy the rhyming headers. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
If you’re like us, you hold your book collection in high regard. It doesn’t matter if they’re literary masterpieces. It doesn't matter if they're the sudoku puzzles you spent all of January completing. You’re proud of those books. Of course, they should have a proper display to show how proud you are. And while you’re at it, why not spruce that display up with your other treasures? Trophies, family pictures, and more can find their home on a ladder bookcase.
Ladder bookcases are perfect for these kinds of displays. Artists and others with hands on work can keep their supplies stored at the top or very bottom. You could also top off the shelves with bigger plants. This way, they’ll have plenty of room to branch out (pun intended).
Smaller plants and succulents look great at the eye-level, more in the center. This level also works for ceramics, travel photos, collectible figures, or whatever your niche is. Whichever aspects of your personality you want to put on display, the center shelves can be that focal point. The lower shelves are a great way to display your favorite books while adding some visual weight.
Of course, part of the beauty of ladder bookcases is rocking it in the way that looks best to you. Gather up your favorite knickknacks and whatsits. With a ladder bookcase, you’ll have a blast displaying them for company. Heck, forget putting it up for company. You can even do it for your own visual pleasure. In the home office, you’re the boss. When you’re not in a zoom meeting, that is.
Admit it. We all like to dip our tows into the hottest trends from time to time. At the same time, everyone has their own unique tastes. It’s part of what makes humanity special. Do you want to know how you can be both trendy and unique? You guessed it- a ladder bookcase! The beauty of ladder bookcases is that they can gel with a variety of styles.
Make no mistake. This versatility doesn’t mean that they’re bland. It does mean that they can be perfect complements for your displayed items. You won’t have to worry about those treasures being washed out. You can also tie the ladder bookcase into style of other furniture pieces, like a work desk. It can even work with a matching chair for a little reading nook. The Office Place sports its own share of ladder bookcases that go great with various other items.
The woodgrain shelf surfaces lend themselves to a rustic aesthetic. At the same time, the black metal frames can look fabulous in a modern setting. Whether you’re working with a brick wall or sleek paint design for a backdrop, you’ll find a ladder bookcase that works for you. You can see for yourself how great they'd look with desks like this.
Okay, so not to get to meta. But this header sticks out for a couple reasons. One, of course it doesn’t rhyme. Nobody is perfect. And addition to that, you might be thinking, “Why does this header read Outside of the Home Office? Isn’t that the whole point of this post?” Well, you caught us. But there’s a great reason for that. The reason is, not everyone has the luxury or the desire of a home office that’s cut off from the rest of the home.
Some folks set up their workspace in the living room, dining area, or even the kitchen. It could be your bedroom. Or it could even be your bathroom. No judgement. If you’re an artist with their own business, you might even set up shop inside a craft room instead of a traditional office. Thankfully, ladder bookcases look great in these spaces, too!
The point is a ladder bookcase can follow you anywhere. That’s any space you need your supplies and resources handy without it being distracting. Or it’s for any space you just want a nice display. The lightweight design of a ladder bookcase makes them easy to rearrange anytime you need a design shake up. If you want to make them more low-key or bring a nice stylish display to the area, they can fit nice in corners for a cozy nook. Or maybe you don’t have a clear division between the dining area and the living room. Ladder bookcases are perfect accents to break up that space.
The modern workspace has met a lot of challenges. And with those challenges came many changes. Some of them are temporary, while others could be more permanent. Whether you end up working from home long term or for a limited time is irrelevant. Whatever your situation, the ladder bookcase might be just what you need.
So, what are you waiting for? Show those house guests who you are. Let your house plants know how much you care. Keep your books ready for an immediate re-read. Breakup the wall space and divide up your living space. Whatever you decide to use a ladder bookcase for, don’t forget to check out The Office Place’s own ladder bookcase!