A bookshelf is a great way to keep your books organized, but it's not just for readers. Decorative bookshelves are versatile and can display items like family pictures or DVDs. Before buying a bookshelf, consider the type of shelf and the material. There are different bookshelves, including standard shelves, cube bookcases, and etagere bookcases. Each type has its unique features. The most common material for decorative bookshelves is wood, which is elegant and sturdy. Metal is also a popular material for the frame of the bookshelf as it allows for open space to see what's on the shelf. Once you've decided on the type and material, you can enjoy a beautifully organized space that stylishly displays your belongings.