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Our Bookshelves for home will help you sort out all the mess and turn it into a prized home library without taking much space. 

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More optionsBILLY Bookcase 40x28x106 cm (15 3/4x11x41 3/4 ")

BILLY Bookcase, oak effect, 40x28x106 cmBILLY Bookcase, brown walnut effect, 40x28x106 cmBILLY Bookcase, black oak effect, 40x28x106 cm

More optionsBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with glass doors 80x30x202 cm (31 1/2x11 3/4x79 1/2 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with glass doors, oak effect, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / HÖGBO Bookcase with glass doors, black oak effect, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with glass doors, black oak effect, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase, white, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / HÖGBO Bookcase with glass doors, white, 80x30x202 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase 40x28x202 cm (15 3/4x11x79 1/2 ")

BILLY Bookcase, oak effect, 40x28x202 cmBILLY Bookcase, brown walnut effect, 40x28x202 cmBILLY Bookcase, black oak effect, 40x28x202 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase 80x28x202 cm (31 1/2x11x79 1/2 ")

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More optionsBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase combination w glass doors 160x202 cm (63x79 1/2 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase combination w glass doors, oak effect, 160x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase combination w glass doors, black oak effect, 160x202 cmBILLY Bookcase, white/glass, 160x30x202 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase corner comb w ext units 136/136x28x237 cm (53 1/2/53 1/2x11x93 1/4 ")

BILLY Bookcase corner comb w ext units, oak effect, 136/136x28x237 cmBILLY Bookcase corner comb w ext units, brown walnut effect, 136/136x28x237 cmBILLY Bookcase corner comb w ext units, black oak effect, 136/136x28x237 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase 80x28x106 cm (31 1/2x11x41 3/4 ")

BILLY Bookcase, oak effect, 80x28x106 cmBILLY Bookcase, brown walnut effect, 80x28x106 cmBILLY Bookcase, black oak effect, 80x28x106 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase with panel/glass doors 80x30x202 cm (31 1/2x11 3/4x79 1/2 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass doors, black oak effect, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass doors, oak effect, 80x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass doors, brown walnut effect, 80x30x202 cm

More optionsBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with door 40x30x106 cm (15 3/4x11 3/4x41 3/4 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with door, oak effect, 40x30x106 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with door, brown walnut effect, 40x30x106 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with door, black oak effect, 40x30x106 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase with doors 80x30x106 cm (31 1/2x11 3/4x41 3/4 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with doors, oak effect, 80x30x106 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with doors, brown walnut effect, 80x30x106 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with doors, black oak effect, 80x30x106 cm

More optionsBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass door 40x30x202 cm (15 3/4x11 3/4x79 1/2 ")

BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass door, oak effect, 40x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass door, brown walnut effect, 40x30x202 cmBILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass door, black oak effect, 40x30x202 cm

More optionsKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe 147x164 cm (57 7/8x64 5/8 ")

KALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white stained oak effect/white, 147x164 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white stained oak effect/black, 147x164 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, black-brown/white, 147x164 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white/white, 147x164 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white/black, 147x164 cm

More optionsHEMNES Glass-door cabinet with 3 drawers 90x198 cm (35 3/8x78 ")

HEMNES Glass-door cabinet with 3 drawers, red stained/light brown stained, 90x197 cmHEMNES Glass-door cabinet with 3 drawers, light brown, 90x198 cm

More optionsBILLY Bookcase combination 160x28x202 cm (63x11x79 1/2 ")

BILLY Bookcase combination, brown walnut effect, 160x28x202 cm

More optionsBILLY / HÖGBO Bookcase combination w glass doors 40x30x106 cm (15 3/4x11 3/4x41 3/4 ")

BILLY / HÖGBO Bookcase combination w glass doors, black oak effect/black, 40x30x106 cm

More optionsKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe 147x94 cm (57 7/8x37 ")

KALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white stained oak effect/black, 147x94 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, black-brown/white, 147x94 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, black-brown/black, 147x94 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, high-gloss/white/white, 147x94 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white/black, 147x94 cmKALLAX Shelving unit with underframe, white/white, 147x94 cm

More optionsOXBERG Panel/glass door 40x192 cm (15 3/4x75 5/8 ")

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Shop from a Wide Range of Bookshelves at IKEA 

Welcome to IKEA bookshelves, where your love for literature meets the art of organization. At IKEA, you will find a diverse collection of bookshelves in our furniture range that not only serve as functional storage solutions but also add a touch of elegance to your home or office. Whether you're an avid reader, a collector of treasured tomes, or simply in search of a way to showcase your favourite volumes, our bookcases are designed to complement your space while keeping your books, decor, and other belongings in perfect order. Browse our selection and discover the perfect bookshelf to transform your living or working area into a haven for book enthusiasts and interior design aficionados alike.

Display Books and Decorate Your Home with IKEA Bookshelves

Bookshelves from IKEA's bookcases and shelving units section hold significant importance in home organization and decor for several reasons. They provide a designated space for storing and displaying books, which is essential for avid readers and collectors. This not only keeps your reading material organized but also makes it easily accessible.

Bookcases also serve as versatile storage units. Beyond books, they can hold a variety of items like decorative pieces, family photos, plants, and even electronics. This helps reduce clutter in other areas of your home and keeps your possessions in order. Moreover, bookshelves contribute to the aesthetics of a room. They can act as focal points, adding character and style to your living spaces. The finish and bookshelf design can complement your overall decor and enhance the visual appeal of a room.

Bookcases play a dual role in home organization and decor by offering practical storage solutions and the opportunity to showcase your personality and style. They help keep your space tidy while adding a touch of sophistication and personalization to your home.

Types of Bookcases and Bookshelves Available at IKEA 

IKEA’s bookshelves offer wide-ranging designs and features that make them perfect for your home. Whether you're into classic wood styles for a cosy, traditional feel or prefer sleek and modern metal and glass options, we've got you covered. Tight on space? Check out our corner bookshelves or wall-mounted units for a space-saving solution. Plus, you can customize your storage with adjustable shelves, handy drawers, and built-in cabinets. Our bookshelves aren't just for books; they're versatile, stylish pieces that can show off your collectables, family photos, or even your entertainment setup. Some of IKEA’s most popular styles are: 

  • Glass bookshelf: A bookcase design with glass doors is a great way to display your things without the hassle of getting dust on them. You can combine glass doors with panel doors to give the feel of a modern bookshelf and hide any clutter while putting on display all the things you want.
  • Small book rack: If you have a limited budget or just want minimal storage area then a small book rack is your best bet. You can give it a creative update by placing some houseplants and photo frames alongside the books.
  • Tall bookshelf: If you have less floor space, choose a tall bookshelf that will store all your books by making use of the vertical space on your walls. However, make sure that you can reach all the top shelves conveniently.
  • Book Cabinet: Our book cabinet with solid pine wood construction comes with adjustable feet and shelves to organise all your books and keep them safe from getting dusty. You can also keep any clutter behind its doors or add boxes and shelves to tidy up your things.
  • Shelving units: If you want flexible options to store and organise your books, shelving units are a versatile solution. It can display your favourite items and can be placed anywhere in your house. They’re generally made of wood because a wooden bookshelf is more saturday and durable. They come in all budgets, are adaptable and can be even used as dividers in your room to create a separate space.

Choose the Perfect Bookcase or Bookshelf for Your Needs

With so many options and models to choose from, deciding on the right bookshelf may be difficult for some. Remember to invest in a bookshelf that caters to your particular set of requirements and complements the rest of your room.

Storage area for all your needs

Remember to keep your storage requirement as a priority while choosing a model for your home. A bookshelf with open storage is great for easy access and displaying your things and a bookcase with doors is great for storing things safe from dust and prying eyes. Combine open and closed storage for the best of both worlds. 

Doors to keep away dust and clutter

Match your book cabinet doors with your interiors. Hide any mess with bookcases with panel doors or get glass doors to display things while keeping them safe from dust. Our doors have adjustable hinges that operate both horizontally and vertically. They also have soft-closing hinges to ensure doors close softly while those with push-open functions open with a light push. 

Design that looks iconic

A bookshelf should have a timeless design to organise your books and belongings and add extra storage for convenience. The flexibility of the adjustable hinges, shelves and doors make our bookcases one of the best pieces of furniture. 

The right size and shape

The dimensions of your bookshelf should depend on the efficient usage of floor space available in your room to offer sufficient storage. It can be tall or wide or both depending on your requirements. AT IKEA, you can even add on any extra storage to the bookshelves with an extension unit.

Available space in your home

Every room has its own layout and your bookshelf should offer the most efficient use of the available floor space. You can add extension units above your bookcase to make use of the vertical space in your home.  

Styling and Decorating Tips to Enhance the Look of your Bookshelf

Remember that your bookshelves are a reflection of your personality and style. Let your creativity shine to make your bookshelves not just functional but also a captivating part of your home decor. Try the following tips:

  • Mix Books and Decor: Combine books with decorative items like framed photos, artwork, or small sculptures to add visual interest. This balance breaks up the monotony and gives your bookshelves a more dynamic look.
  • Organize by Colour: Arrange books by colour to create a visually pleasing and organized display. This technique can turn your book collection into a vibrant part of your decor.
  • Consider Negative Space: Don't overcrowd the shelves. Leave some empty space to allow the eye to rest and prevent a cluttered look.
  • Add Greenery: Incorporate houseplants or fresh flowers to infuse life and freshness into your bookshelves.
  • Use Lighting: Install subtle LED lighting or small lamps on the shelves to highlight specific items or add a cosy ambience in the evenings.

Show Your Bookcases a Little Bit of Tender Lover and Care

Maintaining and caring for bookshelves is essential to keep them looking good and functioning well. Regular dusting and cleaning are fundamental tasks; use a soft, dry cloth or a microfiber duster to remove dust and debris from both the shelves and the items displayed. For wood bookshelves, consider using a wood cleaner or polish to maintain their lustre, following the manufacturer's instructions. 

Be mindful of the weight of the items you place on the shelves to prevent overloading and potential sagging. To avoid damage from direct sunlight, position your bookshelves away from windows or use window coverings to shield them from UV rays. Additionally, periodic inspections for loose screws or wobbly shelves are crucial; tighten any hardware as needed to ensure stability. Finally, reorganize and refresh the displayed items regularly to prevent boredom and ensure that your bookshelves remain a dynamic and stylish part of your home decor.

How to Accessorise and Customize Your Bookshelf for Your Needs

Customizing bookshelves is a creative and fun way to make them uniquely yours. Start by selecting a colour scheme that complements your room's decor. You can paint the back of the bookshelves in an accent colour or add removable wallpaper for a pop of pattern. 

Next, consider the arrangement of items on your shelves. Mix books with accessories like decorative pieces, family photos, or collectables that reflect your personality and interests. Experiment with different heights and sizes to create visual interest and depth. Utilize small containers or decorative boxes to keep small items organized and concealed. 

To add a touch of luxury, install cabinet doors on some shelves to hide clutter or create a dedicated display area for cherished items. Don't forget to change your displays seasonally to keep things fresh, and consider incorporating plants, artwork, mirrors, or even personal achievements for a personalized touch. By customizing your bookshelves in this way, you can turn them into a unique and stylish focal point in your home.

FAQs

  1. What is a good bookshelf for home?

Every home needs a sturdy and convenient bookshelf that is designed to complement your interior space. It should have multiple shelves to display all your books, belongings and photos. 

  1. How is a bookshelf different from a bookcase?

A bookcase has doors, unlike a bookshelf. Bookcases are taller, larger furniture pieces that may contain several shelving units and features like glass doors, while bookshelves have open storage and an underframe.

  1. What is the best height for a bookshelf?

A bookshelf should be tall enough so that you can conveniently get things from the top shelf. In case of a tall bookshelf, get a stool to reach the topmost shelf. 

  1. Why is a bookshelf or a book cabinet important for a home?  

A bookshelf helps you keep your books and other things organised in the house. Display your books on open shelves or keep them inside a book cabinet with doors to keep them dust-free.

  1. What kind of bookshelf is good for a study room?

A bookshelf in your study room should offer storage for all your files, folders, notebooks, paperbacks and hardbound copies. You can opt for features like glass doors, drawers, open shelves, closed cabinets or a mix of both.

  1. How many shelves should a bookshelf have?

There are multiple options when it comes to bookshelves in terms of shelves, shapes and sizes. Choose according to the space in your home and the amount of storage needed for your books or any other object you might want to keep in them.

  1. What is the average capacity of a bookshelf?

A bookshelf will generally hold around 50-55 books. However, it will depend on the design, budget and size of the particular bookshelf. Check the exact dimensions of the bookshelf to have a clearer idea.

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