why we love built-in bookshelves
9 inspired ways to style your shelves.
Published Jan 20, 2015 6:18 PM
Whether it’s a wall filled with books or a hidden case of first editions, built-in shelves are the latest must-haves in any living space.
A simple space carved into the wall complements the modern simplicity of the decor’s aesthetic.
Avoid a cluttered feel by creating balance within the decor. Books paired with a small selection of prints and intriguing artifacts cleverly disguise the potentially storage-esque qualities of a space.
A shelf that grows with you. Take full advantage of the ample wall space.
A bold wall color can limit the number of contrasting elements in a room. A built-in shelf effortlessly blends in, providing a subtle yet structured support.
Forget straightedge details and uniform dimensions. Abstract panels allow for a more curated feel, elevating even the most simple of displays.
No reading nook is complete without a built-in bookcase carrying a selection of your favorite titles.
When it comes to small spaces, bulky free-standing shelves rarely take precendence in terms of real estate.
Set the scene with a floor-to-ceiling installment. Who doesn’t love the idea of a wall filled with books?
Create a contrast with dualing tones against the backdrop of the shelf and the outline of the exterior.