Bookcases are not just for books. Add layers w/artwork, lighting, etc. make room f/negative space don't stop at last shelf 4 keep all spines lined up have fun : )

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eclectic modern apartment in Paris with white linen upholstery, an overdyed kilim rug, a rustic ladder, and a wall of bookshelves // living rooms

Barcelona apartment by Bach Arquitectes with colourful floor tiles arranged in stripes -that shelving

Lagolina - libreria a moduli e mensole

Shelves Meandering wall shelving in two colors white & green makes every part of this wall lively and interesting.


Books can decorate a room. Just like flowers. I love the black and white rug and accessories also.

thunderbolts and sparks  These shelves feel necessary for me to live even one more day.

An entry from thunderbolts and sparks

Source: La Maison dAnna G Books, books more books. One of simplest yet most effective styling tools. Note how the shelving is minimal and the books do all the talking :) floor to ceiling shelves

"The room is like a cave, and has books I love in it. The main door was closed up and a smaller opening was made under the stairs. (I went away while all this was happening.) The furniture is locked in, and part of me is locked in too, or I hope it is, although I often made a bid to escape. I have left instructions that I would like to be buried here when I die or a bit before, the cave bricked up." Colm Toibin

Writers' rooms: Colm Tóibín

Library - Workspaces Of The Greatest Artists Of The World Pictures) - Colm Tóibín, writer

Small home with interesting modules - via

Plenty of wall shelving makes the living room in this Stockholm apartment easy to keep organized.

8 Spaces that Make Track Shelving Look Good | Apartment Therapy

It Can Be Done: 8 Spaces that Make Track Shelving Look Good