25 Beautiful Bookcases You’ll Want in Your House
Add storage and style with one of these amazing bookcases for your home.
Hanging Wall Bookcase: Suspended Bookshelves
DIY Bed Built-in Shelves
Build a Built-in Bookcase
Built-in Mission Oak bookcase
Leaning Tower of Shelves
It’s no wonder built-in bookshelves are one of the top trending DIY projects of 2022.
Install a Wall-Bed-Bookcase Combo
Classic Simple Bookcase
Small Room Ideas: Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase
Bifold Bookcase Hides a Secret Room
Hidden Bookcase Storage
Create a stylish bookcase on wheels from some old crates. Check out the complete plans here.
Cait Miller from Little City Farmhouse gave this old bookshelf a new look with some fresh paint. She painted a plaid pattern on the back which is a good contrast with the gray-blue color used on the outside and the shelves. Learn how to refinish furniture from a pro.
This Victorian-style bookshelf was painted white for a fresh look. It would not only work to store books, but also to brighten up a dining room where it could be used to store cookbooks and decorative mugs. The beveled mirror insets add to this bookshelf’s uniqueness. Here are 12 ideas for organizing with open shelving.
1970s Steel Bookcase
This tall, steel bookcase with adjustable shelves is refinished in lime green. If you’re looking to bring some bright color to a room, try painting an old bookcase in a bold, unexpected hue. Try these top paint colors for 2018.
Chalk Paint Bookcase
Here’s a DIY bookcase that was made 20 years ago and recently refurbished with white chalk paint. Chalk paint gives furniture a distressed and antique look, perfect for some decorating styles. Learn how to finish and protect your chalk paint projects.
If you find a perfectly sized bookshelf that needs a little TLC, try experimenting with different paints and painting techniques. This bookshelf is finished with a bright base coat and then has a top coat in a different hue. Milk paint can give your furniture a similar look.
This refurbished bookcase was finished with a rich, glossy black paint and features a patterned backing. Depending on the finishing method you choose, you can make an old piece of furniture fit in with your classic decor.
Wait, look closer. This is actually a piece of refurbished Barbie furniture! Gotcha! Here are 14 not-tacky ways to use contact paper.
Marry Form and Function
This former chicken coop was turned into a light, bright, streamlined, and serviceable office extension for Goop HQ! Designer Melanie Burstin festooned wall-mounted bookcases with offerings from the respective departments (in this case, gorgeous home goods) to distinguish each team’s area.
Keep Contrasts to a Minimum
In this living room by Cory Connor Designs, built-ins flank the window seat and disappear into the wall color, giving the appearance that the books are floating. This is ideal for bibliophiles who need lots of storage.
Infuse Artistic Flair
Dreaming of a workspace that encourages creativity? Take a cue from Virginia-based designer Raji Radhakrishnan. Her office merges contemporary and artistic touches like pop art prints, hand-carved wooden artifacts, and a slew of inspiring reads.
Use Bookcases as a Backdrop
Bored of blank walls? Paint is expected, but built-ins (like those in this boho Brooklyn loft) are a clever way create a beautiful backdrop and add some much-needed organization for your beloved books and treasures from your travels.
Create a Cozy Home Library
Ultimately, the success of a home library is measured by two things: Functionality and pleasurability (meaning it needs to be a pleasant place to flip through pages). This rustic sanctuary hits the mark on both counts. The comfy lounge chair, framed by a large window, invites you to have a seat next to the floor-to-ceiling bookcase filled with your favorites — what more can you ask for?
Take advantage of every square inch. Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior took it upon herself to make this black beauty. The built-in, floor-to-ceiling design displays a carefully curated selection of books and decorative objects.
This crate bookcase works great vertically as well as horizontally.