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Offline Cherie

Which bookshelves?
« on: March 28, 2020, 07:07:50 PM »
One of my main distractions at the moment, is planning furniture and whatnot in my new house. One of the biggest decisions I'm facing at the moment is which colour bookshelves to buy.

I'll be sticking with IKEA, but they're easy. I was really tempted with the Hemnes bookshelves, but for the number I'm going to need, Billy is about £1k cheaper.

There are 4 main colours: white (which I've got at the moment, and are the cheapest), brown/black, oak effect, and white stained oak. They also do red and beige, but I think they'll both look dated really quickly. The walls in the room are white, with a dark grey/charcoal carpet.

Any thoughts anyone?

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 07:35:33 PM »
Ooooh I loved doing that when I moved!

I think with white walls and grey carpet you should stick with white shelves.
My bedroom is like that (but light grey carpet) and all the furniture is white. I got 2 Billy in oak-veneer in my study, but there the carpet is beige and the walls are light green (painted post-furniture).
My main shelves are in the living room and are black-brown, the floor is wooden. I was trying to find them on the IKEA site but they don't seem to be available anymore (bought 13 years ago) - most of them are double-stacked.
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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 07:55:45 PM »
I have lots of Billy bookcases some are 20+ years old while they are what they are wouldn't you rather have 1k for books to put on them?

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 08:06:56 PM »
As much as I wanted to change away from white, it's either that or black. We've a kallax unit in another room in black, and it always needs dusting!

At the moment I've got 6 full width, and one half width Billys on 2 walls. The new library has room for 10 full width, and 3 half width over 3 walls, nearly doubling the capacity!

The only room in the house that doesn't have grey floors is the living room, which is a wood effect vinyl of some kind. All of it looks new, so I'm in no rush to change anything. Every wall has been painted white, which is perfectly fine by me. I'll decorate with prints and artwork.

I have lots of Billy bookcases some are 20+ years old while they are what they are wouldn't you rather have 1k for books to put on them?
Now that is a silly question! Although £1k doesn't actually get me that far if I'm in the mood. I spent £300 on 2 books yesterday! I know I'm meant to be saving, but it was my annual bonus and I had to order these as they're signed and numbered and ongoing series that I just can't stop.

I just kind of wanted something a little fancier than Billy bookcases, and if I was just buying one or two, it would've been ok. 8 or 10 though, that's expensive!

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 08:30:07 PM »
I think anything so long as it's uniform will look good.

Do tell what the books are?

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 08:42:31 PM »
Do tell what the books are?
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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 08:46:55 PM »
Two Subterranean Press ones - Kushiel's Avatar and a new one by Kelley Armstrong; A Stitch in Time. They would be considerably cheaper if it wasn't for the shipping from the US to the UK. :(

I'd have been gutted if I'd missed my numbers, so it was a given that I had to order them. These are my copies of Kushiel's Dart and Kushiel's Chosen. www.instagram.com/p/BnUWd75l8pN/?igshid=1qro0hlt8dpof

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 09:08:58 PM »
ooh glorious. Enjoy!

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Re: Which bookshelves?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2020, 11:15:19 PM »
Kushiel was just too BDSM for my liking. Just tried two random books in series and looks like it gets progressively more brutal.
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