A bookcase, desk or combination of both is a very functional piece of office furniture that is often used in the home, at a school or even at the office for professional, academic or even personal tasks such as using a computer, writing or reading. A bookcase can be either a plain or an attractive one, depending on your preference and need, and it is best to take into consideration the overall style and appearance of the room, and the books, documents and other items of furniture you are going to display within the bookcase. You should not have a bulky or over-sized bookcase to display a pile of magazines in the room, nor one that has books and files all over the place. Desks and bookcases are very convenient because they are generally free-standing and can be moved around, if required.
Some desks are used at the same time as bookcases, particularly if there are a lot of important papers that need to be organised. In this case, the books and papers are kept together inside the desk and can then be displayed in the bookcase when it is needed. The desks that display books and other items must be designed in such a way that they are easy to access, without being too big or cumbersome, but still able to hold all of the documents that need to be placed within them.
Desks that are designed to act as a combination of a bookcase and desk are commonly known as a “bookshelf desk”, and are very practical, easy to move around and versatile. They also look good and provide storage for the documents and other items of paper in the room. The main types of bookshelves are the ladders bookcase and the corner bookcase, which allow for you to keep the items closer to the floor. A good rule to follow when looking to buy a desk is to buy the largest item that you can fit into the space, which will allow you to easily access the items within it. Some desk and bookcase combinations also allow for the books to be placed on top of a book shelf, with the shelves sliding underneath the shelves. This gives for a neat and tidy arrangement, as the books can be kept out of the way when not in use.