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Five Creative Ways to Use Bookcases in Your Home

The bookshelf has long been a favorite of literature fans, housing their well-thumbed paperbacks and hardbound classics. However, Home Zone Furniture knows these furnishings offer more than storage. They also deliver flexible design solutions. 

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Types of Bookcases

Fuse your home with innovation, using bookcases as furniture to organize clutter, define floor plans, and add a touch of fun. These shelves complement every space, offering a variety of styles and accents to match your decor

Standard Bookshelves

Standards are known for their tall, wide frames and are the most common choices in many homes. They’re classically designed and easily transition from trend to trend. 

Barrister Style

Prefer old-world charm? Barristers sit neatly in any vintage-inspired space, offering glass accents, metallic hardware, and stacked cabinet constructions.

Cube Shelves

Give your home a modern makeover. Cube bookcases combine open-back shelves and sharp, symmetrical lines for a sleek effect. 

Ladder Style

Bring some industrial flair into your home with ladder bookcases. These sophisticated shelves prove perfect for narrow spaces, with their leaning frames slotting into even the tightest corners. 

Creative Bookcase Uses

After finding the perfect shelving for your home, you can focus on creating a fresh new design — using our five tips to elevate every shelf. 

Divide and Conquer 

Create a multipurpose space with ease, using bookshelves as stylish dividers. Strategically place them in a room to redefine the layout, building custom zones that adapt to your family’s needs. Changing the floor plan and traffic flow allows you to take full advantage of your home. 

You can also spare yourself the frustration of swinging a hammer. Free-standing shelves don’t need support or installation. They leave each space untouched and, unlike mounted curtain rods or glass partitions, maintain the walls’ integrity. Construction is unnecessary. 

Transform Your Bedroom 

Craving both style and function? While bookcases have traditionally been staples of home offices, living rooms, and reading nooks, these days they also serve as chic additions to the bedroom. Use them as headboards to anchor your space and create bold focal points. Achieve a sense of height in even low-ceiling conditions by drawing the eyes upward and adding texture with rich color palettes and playful accents.

House Them in Closets 

Nightstands border your bed, dressers anchor the wall, and you’ve shoved chests into any available corner. The battle for storage leaves you forever searching for extra space — but blending your home decor with bookcases may end that search. 

Turn bookstands into adaptable closet organizers. Their deep shelves easily accommodate shoes and clothing while their compact frames won’t steal precious floor space. Sturdy designs further help you maximize bedroom storage, taking on the weight of your heaviest blankets, suitcases, and accessories.

Make Your Garden Grow

Want to showcase your green thumb? Consider bringing the great outdoors into your home with bookcases, using their wide, flat shelves to display decorative planters, terrarium jars, and more. Hang small containers from the open sides, and flank the base with larger pots for a fun indoor garden. 

Due to the use of hardwood materials and mixed metals, book shelving should — in most situations — remain indoors. Exposure to intense ultraviolet rays, humidity, and rain undermines their structural integrity. Keep them in low-light environments and choose your plants accordingly. 

Add an Accent to Living Areas

Frustrated by flat walls and empty spaces? You can use bookshelves to transform them into imaginative focal points. Stylish bookshelves bring depth, dimension, and drama to every room.  

  • Position a sofa between bookcases to create an intimate seating nook. 
  • Flank your fireplace and turn it into a statement piece.
  • Frame unique room elements  such as window seats or arched doorways — to add emphasis.
  • Use horizontal shelves in shallow spaces to create an illusion of depth, extending the lines of the wall.

Home Zone Furniture Stores Sell Bookcases: Find Your Perfect Match

Turn every room into a statement, with innovative shelving that delivers storage, style, and sophistication to your home. 

Searching for a bookcase store near Dallas? Visit one of our Home Zone Furniture locations or contact our team directly to learn more about available options.

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Choosing the Right Table for Your Living Room

Decorating your home with living room furniture that suits your lifestyle is essential for creating a cozy and functional space. But while selecting the ideal sofa or armchair may come easy, finding a living room table that complements your interior design and elevates your space might be more of a challenge.

Living room tables come in various sizes, shapes, colors, and functions, from large round coffee tables to stylish end tables with storage. With our living room and modern coffee-table guide, you can readily narrow your selection and incorporate a stylish piece of furniture that will be the perfect companion for your space.

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Dallas Sofa Company: Furniture Built by Texans for Texans

As a family-owned business, we understand and dedicate ourselves to providing excellent customer service and quality products at affordable prices. We carefully curate our furniture and home décor range to feature products we would be proud to display in our own homes, which is why we opened our own local factory: Dallas Sofa Company

Established in 2021, Dallas Sofa Company crafts durable, aesthetically pleasing furniture to suit every Texan lifestyle. Built “by Texans for Texans,” each piece is designed, assembled, and upholstered using premium materials by local master artisans who pay careful attention to detail. 

With quality furniture that will complement your interior décor and unique lifestyle, you can trust Dallas Sofa Company to provide thoughtfully designed pieces at affordable prices, giving you top-notch products for effortless living and ultimate comfort.  

Living Room Furniture to Suit Your Home

Whether you’re enjoying a small apartment in the city, embracing country life, or managing a large household, we offer cozy and affordable Texas-built living room furniture to suit your lifestyle. You can find the perfect-size couch to fit in your space, from large sectionals to smaller loveseats and stylish chairs. And there is something to suit every budget, as you can select your favorite collection and buy as a complete set or purchase just separate pieces as you require them.

If you’re furnishing an apartment or small living space, we ensure you don’t have to compromise on style or comfort. The matching Mission Sofa, Loveseat & Chair are ideal when you want to save space, as the set features tapered legs and slim armrests. And it doesn’t skimp on coziness either. Soft and cushy, the sofa features bagged and baffled back cushions and seats with high-density foam and sinuous coils. With a midcentury design, smooth durable fabric, and bonus round cushions, you can relax on this set for many years to come. 

For furniture with Texas flair and durability, the Prairie collection provides a rustic vibe. It features rich, durable polyester fabric that is made to look like leather yet offers a soft feel for comfort and family-friendly living. The high sofa backs are professionally crafted for strength and support, while the rolled arms and brass accents give the couch, loveseat, and chair a stylish aesthetic. If you prefer a sofa and loveseat with a lighter-colored fabric, our Corliss IV Sofa offers the same bronze nailhead trim and rolled arms. The curved silhouette and bagged and baffled cushions are sure to enhance your living space with their casual elegance.

If there is one thing we know well at Home Zone, it’s family living. Naturally, this is a priority for our Dallas Sofa Company range with our extensive selection of quality Texas-built sofas that are perfect for any household with kids and pets. You can relax on the Arlington Sectional, which provides soft cushioning and extra seating for family and friends. Select the right- or left-facing chaise to suit your preference, dress it up with the bonus stylish and reversible throw pillows, or keep it looking casual with minimal accessories. The family-friendly upholstered fabric makes for easy cleaning, while the reversible seat cushions ensure even and long-lasting wear. 

For families who love being together in one room while enjoying different hobbies, the Texas Avalon Driftwood collection will meet your requirements. With this set, the kids can hunker down on the couch to watch a movie and enjoy snacks on the drop-down in the center, while you read a book underneath the soft console lights on the loveseat. The piece’s center console will help to keep your living room clutter free by storing remotes and accessories. And the power recliner, whose seat back offers multiple settings to achieve ideal comfort, is there to ensure you can put your feet up at the end of the day. 

If you enjoy hosting friends, watching movies in the media room, or spending the weekend stretched out on the couch, you can find the perfect stylish and comfortable sofa in our Dallas Sofa Company range to suit your space and lifestyle. The Bishop collection offers extra-deep seating for added coziness, while the hand-finished Titan Sofa, with all-wood framing, will suit any dinner party nightcap. Pro hosting tip: Include an ottoman in your space for extra storage or seating. 

Shop Dallas Sofa Company Products at Home Zone Furniture

Whether you want another chair for extra seating or need to upgrade your sofa to suit your lifestyle, we have an extensive range of durable, stylish, and affordable furniture. You can readily shop our Dallas Sofa Company couches, loveseats, chairs, and ottomans online or visit your local Home Zone store. You can also contact our friendly and knowledgeable team for assistance in finding the ideal style and collection to suit your home’s interior or to find out about our finance options. 

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How to Choose Kid-Friendly Furniture

Just because you’re raising a family doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style or sophisticated decor in your home. We understand that everyone wants their home to reflect their personality and be a place where they can relax at the end of the day. However, having a family also means considering functionality, safety and durability. 

With careful consideration, you can easily choose kid-friendly furniture for your living room that won’t make your home look like a daycare center. At Home Zone, we also have an extensive range of affordable, family-friendly furniture to suit your lifestyle and that your kids can enjoy.

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