In this picture above you can get a peak into the den off the rest of the open concept main floor. The den has my favourite double French doors and a large bookcase on the wall to the right. There's a TV in here, two ...Read More
I love a room with books, I tend to like bookcases that are built in or go full height from floor to ceiling. Bookcases can provide a lot of storage to a room too. Another great aspect is that books can add so much colour to a room. Here are a few that show the pop of colour and personality the books add to a room. Whether it's a more formal living room like this.
Or, a more casual look – here they've used large artwork to hide 2 areas in the bookcase, if you want to keep less 'pretty' items behind here.
Or even in a small space – here they have a curtain that can be closed across the wall to create a whole new look.
Image (top image): Deb Nelson Design, image 2, 3, 4: Domino magazine
I love a room with books. I have a nice custom bookcase in my den that my cousin Mike built with some refurbished pieces from the original house. The hardware and door came from another built-in cabinet that was in the house before the reno. Here is another shot of the full bookcase. I think books add charm and character to a room. Also it's nice to have them around for guests to read and people to look through when they're visiting. In this digital age it's nice to still pick up a book from time to time.
I realized my own design 'inspiration file' has many rooms with bookcases. These are just a sample of some of my favourites!