Bookshelves That Instantly Make You Feel Warm and Cozy
The days are over when haphazardly shoving yet another novel into your packed bookshelf, only for it to gather dust, is acceptable for those who love their literature and their style. Now it’s all about aesthetically delightful, beautifully designed bookshelves that make you want to crack open a well-worn classic, cozy up by the fire, sip on a steaming mug of hot tea, and bask in the aroma of burning candles. (Perhaps, as rain trickles down the nearby window.) And, if you’ve been obsessing over the recent #shelfie movement with book-lovers posting their gorgeous bookshelves all over Instagram, then these cozy bookcases are about to please your palette. From color-coded grouping to creative stacking, and from floating shelves to antique armoires, these bookshelf decorating ideas instantly make you feel warm and cozy.
Bringing Outdoors In
Inject life into your shelves with potted plants, from cascading vines to cute succulents. Grouping the books by color gives a sense of organization to the organically arranged shelves.
From the blooming wallpaper to the artfully placed shelves, this desk space oozes charm. Who needs crown molding when you can border the ceiling with countless books?
While it might not be the most practical of strategies, it’s definitely the most aesthetically stunning. Facing spines inward makes a major interior design statement, and you can even purchase antique books by the troves at garage or estate sales to beef up the shelves.
Kids’ Reading Nook
Add some fairytale charm to a children’s room with this literature tree that uses hand-painted details and rustic shelving to create the coziest nook we’ve ever seen. It’ll make story time even better!
The combination of modern geometric design and well-worn antique books makes this den stylish, yet cozy. We love how each section allows for books to be displayed in different, unique ways.
How dreamy would it be to soak in a hot bubble bath, while admiring shelves of your favorite books? Just make sure to keep the splashing to a minimum!
This creative shelving is perfect for the true book lover (who has too many books and not enough places to put them!). If you have an unusable fireplace or simply want to use that space for more practical things, this strategy might be the ticket.
Grouping by color makes for a uniform presentation of your literature, and it creates an instant focal point in any room.
Don’t mind us, we’ll just be nestled into this perfect corner. This design makes use of a typically ignored part of a room, making the most of spaces large or small.
We’re getting Southern gothic, or even Beauty and the Beast, vibes from these glowing, backlit shelves that will make you want to cozy up on a rainy night and read a great novel.
Who needs a basic headboard when you can flank your bed with a wall of books? The geometric shape draws the eye, while colorful books spice up the cozy, neutral room.
Tree Trunk Shelf
We have a feeling that our copies of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would look right at home on this tree bookshelf! It’s rustic, cozy, and creative.
While this design may look haphazard and random, it takes a lot of careful arrangement to achieve the perfect balance of nonchalance and beauty. This bookshelf looks like every book has been read and loved, which is definitely the goal!
Convert a small space into your dream reading nook with walls that are 100% committed as bookshelves and a comfy, sun-filled lounging spot. If this doesn’t scream afternoon hangout, we don’t know what does.
Vertical Stacking Shelf
This ultra-skinny stacking shelf is perfect for small spaces. Place next to your favorite reading chair for easy access and cozy décor.
This monochromatic shelving gives us major design envy, making us think it might be time for a bookshelf makeover! While bright red makes a stunning statement, any single-color endeavor is guaranteed to look chic.
This packed armoire gives a French Country home for your books that exudes coziness. The wire mesh doors let you take a peek inside!
You expect most bookshelves to be towering and narrow, which is why we love these low and wide shelves that give more décor options when it comes to what goes on top of the console.
This French Country sanctuary plays up romantic neutrals and beckons you to spend the afternoon trimming roses and reading the classics.