Shelving Simplified: 9 Ideas for Living Rooms

Get chic shelving ideas for your living room

By Tiffany Adams


Living rooms are where we gather to unwind, share time with family, and enjoy plenty of books, games, and television—all which can easily leave a room looking cluttered. We've got just the solution for keeping your living area neat and welcoming. Wall-unit shelving, entertainment centers, and bookcases not only solve for storage, they can add architectural interest and aesthetic appeal to a space.

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Living Room by Lisa Peck

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Contemporary, ledge-style bookshelves coupled with a built-in desk make this living area a multi-functional space. Displaying decorative items rather than storing books or files on the built-in shelving makes the space feel personalized and fresh. Below, the desk's drawers offer plenty of room for concealed storage. To get the look in your own home, choose a recessed wall that has enough depth to accommodate both shelving and a work area without overflowing into high-traffic areas.

For more ideas, see Design Problem, Solved: Carve Out a Workspace.

Living Room
by Lisa Peck

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