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Living Room Bookcase Ideas

Whether you’re a bookworm with hundreds of volumes or simply seeking stylish bookcase ideas, there are many shelving options to elevate your space.

Bespoke bookshelves are built to suit the size, style and demands of your home. As well as being an ideal storage solution for books, magazines and games, they’re also brilliant for enhancing the interior décor of your living room.

Built-in bookshelves

Built-in bookshelves let you maximise your space and create a style statement in your living room. At Neville Johnson, we work with you to create a bespoke bookshelf that works perfectly with your home. We’ll measure your space and help you pick from many shades and materials, integrating workspaces, media units, extra storage or anything else you want. Do you have awkward angles or alcoves to work with? We can create a tailor-made solution to make the most of every inch.

Bespoke bookshelves in small living rooms let you make the best use of the space you have. Avoid gaps between furnishings and take advantage of odd alcoves. Tricky corners around windows or fireplaces can be perfect reading nooks. At the same time, sloped areas underneath stairs can be transformed into workspaces with the addition of a multi-functional bookcase desk.

Ideas for displaying books in living rooms

Discover our sophisticated living room bookshelf ideas here if you want to create standout living room storage solutions.

Mix up what’s on your shelves

Fitting extra shelves means you’ll also have places to display ornaments, artwork and other decorative items.

Add back panels of colour

Want to add flair to your shelving units? Apply back panels in bold shades and patterns for the perfect colour pop.

Make use of high spaces

If you lack wall space due to other furnishings, why not try moving your bookshelves closer to the ceiling? A border of shelves makes good use of dead space further up your walls and can be a unique design element. If it’s too high to reach, you could also add a rolling ladder for a striking and functional feature.

Colour code your books

If you want to turn your bookcase into a work of art, organise them on the shelves in colour order.

Have fun with floating shelves

Floating shelves are an attractive option and can be made totally unique depending on where you place them. Position a few floating shelves on top of one another or either side of another piece of furniture.

Discover the versatility of built-in shelving with our full range of bespoke fitted living room furniture.  For more ideas and inspiration, request a free design visit from our expert consultants or visit one of our showrooms.