Living in a tiny home makes every furniture purchase a challenge. Don’t we just love that! There are furnitures that every home needs and bookcases definitely belong into this category. It doesn’t matter if you live in a tiny house, a small urban apartment, an RV or houseboat or you‘re thinking about how to furnish your dorm room the smart way, you will need something to put books on.
But – you know me – a bookcase can be much more than just a bookcase holding books. It opens up a whole world of decorating ideas and will give you notions of where and how to place them.
First of all, I totally enjoy bookcases that have open back-walls. You know why? Because they create space well beyond of what the bookcases themselves are offering. Most often those 2-tier bookcases display an interesting rustic industrial style that‘s one interior design style I like.
On the other hand bookcases with back-walls create an aura of elegance, they have a very eye-pleasing appeal wherever you place them. They give that impression of order and help declutter the look of a room. Even more so when the bookcase comes in a white finish. Very stylish, I think.
But let‘s take a look of what you can do with 2-tier bookcases in your tiny home. One of the possibilities that always make a great impact on the look of your room is creating a row of low 2-tier bookcases – maybe even around the corner in your living room behind sofas and under windows.
Under windows is a good key word. 2-tier bookcases are a good storage solution where you can‘t have anything tall. Like under windows or stairs, but also in order to create big wall space above it for your wall art. Another idea of how to use 2-tier bookcases is to place it into your closets. There they can hold shoes, bags, umbrellas and all kinds of other items that need to be stored away.
Also consider stacking 2-tier bookcases on each other, such creating a tower. Or – if possible – some people turn the bookcase around and place it length-ways in order to store very tall items in it.
Bookcases are basically meant for living rooms – as storage furniture but also for aesthetic reasons. Naturally you can place them wherever you want to, such as into a kitchen corner to hold all your mini kitchen appliances or in the bathroom where you store towels and all the other bathroom items.
With the open top of this low level bookcase you immediately have another level for displaying decorative items or storing other things making a 2-tier bookcase into a 3-tier or even 4-tier when you want to take advantage of the open space under the lower shelf.
You see there are so many ways to deal with a 2-tier bookcase and create functionality together with beauty for your tiny home. Always measure the space where you want to place it and find out which material would be the best for your unique home style.
O&K Furniture 2-Tier Bookcase Industrial Style
- Two spacious shelves in rustic industrial style
- Dimensions: 35.4“ x 12.7“ x 25“
- Distance between the two metal bars at top: 22.5“
- Made of wood PVC board with steel tube frame black metal
- Easy to install
Beautiful and Unique Bookcase!! Super easy to assemble and the shelves are sturdy and look just like a real piece of wood. I would say that it is prettier than real wood because so much attention was paid to details that people who have seen it commented on all of the colors in the “wood”. They included extra hardware. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a stylish bookcase that will be a definite topic of conversation.
This is the easiest shelf to assemble ever! It’s lightweight, and the perfect size for our living room.
Incredibly Easy to assemble, looks beautiful! Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Probably my second favorite piece of furniture in my apartment now.
Yi Hai Bamboo 2-tier Book Rack
- Made of 100% bamboo
- Coating by a layer of varnish on the surface
- Easy to install
- Fastened by steel-made screws
- Dimensions: 19.7“H x 21.7“L x 7.9“W
It is currently holding about 60-70 lbs and isn’t showing any signs of cracking or bending yet. All in all, it’s a great shelf for books or the kitchen!
Just what I needed for our modems and phone books. Lightweight, but very easy to assemble.
Just what we needed to place on the corner of my kitchen counter. Easy to assemble and great value for the quality.
King’s Brand 2-Tier Bookcase White
- Wood with laminate coating
- Solid wood legs
- 3 open shelves and 3-sided ledges on top
- Simple assembly required
- In white finish
- Dimensions: 40“L x 12“W x 30“H
Looks so nice in my daughter’s room, and sturdy enough that I can see it lasting for a while. Easy to assemble and doesn’t look cheap.
I like the size and style of the book shelf. Overall good value and price.
Great product that was really well made! Measurements are true to size and it was also really easy to put together; the directions were super clear and easy to follow.