53 Built-In Bookshelves Ideas For Your Home

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Built-in solutions are cool for modern homes because they save space and look stylish: even if you have enough space, why not get some more? They also give you the chance to create your very own design that suits your space, style and specific needs. So, let’s have a look at a few great examples of built-in bookshelves for living areas, study-rooms or foyers and corridors and many other spaces – you can build them in anywhere!

a beautiful minimalist home office with built-in bookshelves and a small built-in desk is a stylish space

a beautiful minimalist home office with built-in bookshelves and a small built-in desk is a stylish space

a built-in bookshelf unit with box drawers and a large artwork on it is perfect for a contemporary space

a built-in bookshelf unit with box drawers and a large artwork on it is perfect for a contemporary space

a chic built-in bookshelf unit with a ladder, a mustard chair and additional lights is very chic

a chic built-in bookshelf unit with a ladder, a mustard chair and additional lights is very chic

a corner all covered with bookshelf built-ins is a stylish way to use your awkward nook and store some books

a corner all covered with bookshelf built-ins is a stylish way to use your awkward nook and store some books

a cozy and stylish reading nook with built-in bookshelves, a navy chair with a footrest and a refined chair

a cozy and stylish reading nook with built-in bookshelves, a navy chair with a footrest and a refined chair

a cozy windowseat with built-in bookshelves on both sides and a grey curtain is a stylish space

a cozy windowseat with built-in bookshelves on both sides and a grey curtain is a stylish space

a curved wall with built-in bookshelves will save a lot of space you may need for books and will make use of the wall

a curved wall with built-in bookshelves will save a lot of space you may need for books and will make use of the wall

a custom IKEA bookshelf built-in, with a ladder and some basket for storage is a veyr nice option to rock

a custom IKEA bookshelf built-in, with a ladder and some basket for storage is a veyr nice option to rock

a dark built-in bookshelf with lots of books, wire baskets, greenery, figurines and other decor

a dark built-in bookshelf with lots of books, wire baskets, greenery, figurines and other decor

a gorgeous home library idea - lots of built-in bookshelves with black backing to make your books stand out

a gorgeous home library idea - lots of built-in bookshelves with black backing to make your books stand out

a large built-in bookshelf unit with lots of books, vases, baskets and candles is a cool idea for a home office

a large built-in bookshelf unit with lots of books, vases, baskets and candles is a cool idea for a home office

a light-colored plywood bookshelf unit with much closed storage spaces is a modern and fresh idea for a home office

a light-colored plywood bookshelf unit with much closed storage spaces is a modern and fresh idea for a home office

a passway with built-in bookshelves will save a lot of your space and keep all your books in order

a passway with built-in bookshelves will save a lot of your space and keep all your books in order

a refined home office with built-in bookshelves with green backing and pink metallic chairs and a faux zebra rug

a refined home office with built-in bookshelves with green backing and pink metallic chairs and a faux zebra rug

a Scandinavian dining room with built-in shelves, a wooden dining table and chairs black pendant lamps

a Scandinavian dining room with built-in shelves, a wooden dining table and chairs black pendant lamps

a small working nook with built-in bookshelves, a small desk and a vintage chair is a stylish eclectic space

a small working nook with built-in bookshelves, a small desk and a vintage chair is a stylish eclectic space

a stylish conversation and reading nook with navy velvet chairs, a large built-in bookshelf unit and a cool chandelier

a stylish conversation and reading nook with navy velvet chairs, a large built-in bookshelf unit and a cool chandelier

a stylish home office and library in one with built-in bookshelves, a white chair, a pendant lamp and some vintage items

a stylish home office and library in one with built-in bookshelves, a white chair, a pendant lamp and some vintage items

a stylish mid-centrury modern living room with built-in bookshelves and additional lamps over the space

a stylish mid-centrury modern living room with built-in bookshelves and additional lamps over the space

a stylish moody space with dark built-in bookshelves, a marble fireplace and a grey chair for much comfort

a stylish moody space with dark built-in bookshelves, a marble fireplace and a grey chair for much comfort

a super refined home office with built-in bookshelves with black framing to accent them as much as possible

a super refined home office with built-in bookshelves with black framing to accent them as much as possible

a vintage room with lots of built-in shelves, a piano, a vintage chair and ottoman and wall lamps

a vintage room with lots of built-in shelves, a piano, a vintage chair and ottoman and wall lamps

a wall with built-in bookshelves and a niche seat is a genius idea to rock over the stairs

a wall with built-in bookshelves and a niche seat is a genius idea to rock over the stairs

a welcoming mid-century modern dining space with built-in bookshelves, a round table and rattan chairs

a welcoming mid-century modern dining space with built-in bookshelves, a round table and rattan chairs

Customized built-in bookshelves can take up a whole wall area or an area recessed into the wall. They blend easily with the interior and architecture of any space and are easy to match with furniture of any style. If your bookshelves don’t match – just add necessary detailing like molding or shiny touches and voila! Built-in bookcases are less heavy on the eye than traditional free-standing bookshelves, often less expensive and easier to maintain too. And if you are DIY person, built-in bookshelves are easy to make, so you can give it a go and try yourself at home. Build in your bookshelves into your corners, awkward nooks, walls and even railings to make maximum of those spaces. Use your space dividers if any to incorporate more bookshelves there, too, so these space dividers will be much more functional this way. You can use contrasting backing or framing if you really want to highlight your bookshelves or use the same colors as the wall to keep them neutral. Get inspired!

a welcoming nook with built-in shelves and a comfy daybed is a cool space to spend some time reading and relaxing

a welcoming nook with built-in shelves and a comfy daybed is a cool space to spend some time reading and relaxing

a welcoming reading nook with built-in shelves and a vintage chair with pillows is perfect for spending time here

a welcoming reading nook with built-in shelves and a vintage chair with pillows is perfect for spending time here

an elegant home office with built-in bookshelves, a refined desk and chair is a cool place to be

an elegant home office with built-in bookshelves, a refined desk and chair is a cool place to be

blue built-in bookshelves for designing a whole library in your living room

blue built-in bookshelves for designing a whole library in your living room

bookshelves and niches built into a wall contrast it and make the use of this blank wall

bookshelves and niches built into a wall contrast it and make the use of this blank wall

built-in bookshelf units with glass doors and a small pouf for a cozy reading nook

built-in bookshelf units with glass doors and a small pouf for a cozy reading nook

built-in bookshelves and a secret door to your bedroom, bathroom or some other space

built-in bookshelves and a secret door to your bedroom, bathroom or some other space

built-in bookshelves over the doorway are a nice way to decorate and use the wall and are amazing

built-in bookshelves over the doorway are a nice way to decorate and use the wall and are amazing

built-in bookshelves under the windowsill are a nice idea, and a window seat continues that

built-in bookshelves under the windowsill are a nice idea, and a window seat continues that

grey built-in bookshelves, blue poufs and a ladder to get all the books comfortably

grey built-in bookshelves, blue poufs and a ladder to get all the books comfortably

make osme built-in bookshelves in your passway or corridor to use this wall and save a lot of space

make osme built-in bookshelves in your passway or corridor to use this wall and save a lot of space

stylish built-in grey bookshelves are nice for integrating them into your living room or some other room

stylish built-in grey bookshelves are nice for integrating them into your living room or some other room

use the wall with your doorway to build in some bookshelves and to make the use of it

use the wall with your doorway to build in some bookshelves and to make the use of it

a welcoming and light-filled home office with a whole wall of built-in shelves and some furniture is a cool space to work

a welcoming and light-filled home office with a whole wall of built-in shelves and some furniture is a cool space to work

built-in shelves by the fireplace and just in the living room are a cool idea to save some space and place books there

built-in shelves by the fireplace and just in the living room are a cool idea to save some space and place books there

a corridor with built-in shelves is great for storing books and a living room wall with long shelves to save some space

a corridor with built-in shelves is great for storing books and a living room wall with long shelves to save some space

a little awkward nook with built-in shelves is a stylish and smart way to store your books and save soem space

a little awkward nook with built-in shelves is a stylish and smart way to store your books and save soem space

a storage unit with built-in shelves on both sides and a built-in desk is a very compact piece that can be placed in a small home office or just as a working nook

a storage unit with built-in shelves on both sides and a built-in desk is a very compact piece that can be placed in a small home office or just as a working nook

a whole wall taken by built-in shelves will turn your living room or any other room into a library

a whole wall taken by built-in shelves will turn your living room or any other room into a library

a concrete white wall with built-in shelves where you can place books and other stuff you want

a concrete white wall with built-in shelves where you can place books and other stuff you want

an entryway library covered with built-in bookshelves, with a vintage chandelier and a black chair is amazing to make use of your space

an entryway library covered with built-in bookshelves, with a vintage chandelier and a black chair is amazing to make use of your space

a corridor with built-in bookshelves on both sides is a stylish idea that will save much space and store all your books

a corridor with built-in bookshelves on both sides is a stylish idea that will save much space and store all your books

stylish navy built-in bookshelves with red backing and additional lights over the shelves are amazing for a refined space

stylish navy built-in bookshelves with red backing and additional lights over the shelves are amazing for a refined space

a refined home library with blue built-in bookshelves taking all the walls is a very stylish and cool idea

a refined home library with blue built-in bookshelves taking all the walls is a very stylish and cool idea

a neutral living room with built-in bookshelves on two walls by the fireplace is a very stylish and cool idea

a neutral living room with built-in bookshelves on two walls by the fireplace is a very stylish and cool idea

an entryway with lots of built-in bookshelves that allow comfortable storage and doesn't steal space from other rooms

an entryway with lots of built-in bookshelves that allow comfortable storage and doesn't steal space from other rooms

a neutral attic room with built-in bookshelves around the window - it's a nice way to store things and save some space

a neutral attic room with built-in bookshelves around the window - it's a nice way to store things and save some space

a refined living room with a whole cluster of built-in bookshelves framed in black is a very elegant and stylish piece

a refined living room with a whole cluster of built-in bookshelves framed in black is a very elegant and stylish piece

bookshelves built into railings are a nice way to accent the staircase and store some books

bookshelves built into railings are a nice way to accent the staircase and store some books