We all love oak furniture, for it is one of the most natural, traditional and beautiful materials that we can have in our homes. Once upon a time, oak was used and owned only by the select few who could afford it, but today it can be enjoyed by just about anyone.
They say that oak is the wisest of all trees and it is one that has been celebrated for thousands of years; so it is no surprise that more often than not we see it moulded into a beautiful bookcase;Oak Furniture UK offers beautiful rustic oak furniture.
But what does your bookcase say about you?
In a recent survey, it was found that 71 per cent of us claim to have read classics in an effort to look more cultured or sophisticated. Interestingly however, the study found that books that have been made into film or television which are lied about the most.
Not only this but it was found that men were the greatest fibbers of the two sexes with 23 per cent having lied about what books they have read in order to impress a female.
Five of the top books in which people have claimed to have read include:
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Jane Eyre
4. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
5. The Hobbit
The silliness however, does not end there with 16 per cent believing Charles Dickens to be a fictional character.
Interestingly however, many people perceive bookshelves as a physical representation of who a person is, what they enjoy in life, and what they aspire to be. Many people enjoy guilty pleasures such as Fifty Shades of Grey, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this! Most people however, hide these kind of books towards the back of their bookshelves.
But how do you organize a bookshelf?
Many people do this in an alphabetical order, sorting either by author surname, or sometimes, by the book titles themselves. This is of course a more traditional way or arranging your bookshelf.
Most people however, arrange their shelves in no order at all, with books being placed lackadaisically around the shelf.
Although some people may find this a little messy, it is the sign of a much used bookcase and one that hints that the books are not just there for show; they are actually used on a regular basis and enjoyed!
Of course, a person who reads on a regular basis should have a whole palate of books within their shelves, whether that ranges from contemporary fiction such as the Dan Brown novels, or the classic Wodehouse novels or the works of Kingsley Amis; whatever you enjoy, make sure that your bookcase is stocked with a wide range of material for talking point!
There is no other piece of furniture within a home which will leave more of a mark on your guests than your bookshelf! Surprisingly enough, it is important that you make the right impression, not only for your sake, but your beautiful bookshelf too!