Bookshelf Design Ideas – Wood-Lined, Built-In Bookshelves Provide Extra Storage Space In This Small Living Room

Bookshelf Design Idea - To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, these wood-lined, built-in bookshelves have been set into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding. The shelving also provides a place to house a television, while keeping the emtpy space above the mantle free to showcase a piece of art. Wall sconces above each bookshelf also highlight the items on the top shelf. #LivingRoomDesignIdea #BookshelfDesignIdea #BuiltInBookshelves #ShelvingIdeas #Shelving
Photography by Robert Watson
 

When Craig Race Architecture built a modern house with a curved shingle facade on a previously forgotten lot, they decided to include wood-lined bookshelves on either side of the fireplace in the living room.

To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, the shelving has been set back into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding.

 
Bookshelf Design Idea - To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, these wood-lined, built-in bookshelves have been set into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding. The shelving also provides a place to house a television, while keeping the emtpy space above the mantle free to showcase a piece of art. Wall sconces above each bookshelf also highlight the items on the top shelf. #LivingRoomDesignIdea #BookshelfDesignIdea #BuiltInBookshelves #ShelvingIdeas #Shelving
Photography by Robert Watson

Not only does the wood of the shelving add a sense of warmth to the living room, but the shelves also provide a place to house the television, allowing the space above the mantle to be kept free to showcase a piece of art.


Bookshelf Design Idea - To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, these wood-lined, built-in bookshelves have been set into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding. The shelving also provides a place to house a television, while keeping the emtpy space above the mantle free to showcase a piece of art. Wall sconces above each bookshelf also highlight the items on the top shelf. #LivingRoomDesignIdea #BookshelfDesignIdea #BuiltInBookshelves #ShelvingIdeas #Shelving
Photography by Robert Watson

Wall sconces above each bookshelf have been installed to highlight the decorative items on the top shelf.


Bookshelf Design Idea - To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, these wood-lined, built-in bookshelves have been set into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding. The shelving also provides a place to house a television, while keeping the emtpy space above the mantle free to showcase a piece of art. Wall sconces above each bookshelf also highlight the items on the top shelf. #LivingRoomDesignIdea #BookshelfDesignIdea #BuiltInBookshelves #ShelvingIdeas #Shelving
Photography by Robert Watson

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Bookshelf Design Idea - To keep inline with the fireplace mantle and to not encroach into the living room space, these wood-lined, built-in bookshelves have been set into the wall, with only the exterior frame protruding. The shelving also provides a place to house a television, while keeping the emtpy space above the mantle free to showcase a piece of art. Wall sconces above each bookshelf also highlight the items on the top shelf. #LivingRoomDesignIdea #BookshelfDesignIdea #BuiltInBookshelves #ShelvingIdeas #Shelving
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