Bookcases

At IKEA, we always try to think out of the box. That’s why, although they are called bookcases, we believe they are not for books only. You can use our shelving units to protect and show off your precious porcelain sets, the finest glassware, or store your unique collection, for example. But if you still need to buy one for your personal selection of novels and best sellers, we’re totally fine with it

A bookcase or bookshelf is an essential piece of furniture in almost every home. If it's not for a home library, it can be a home for your children's toys. And if it's not toys, you can use it for important papers and folders in a home office. The options are endless.

Our selection of bookcases come in many different shapes and sizes. Choose between wide, high standing, narrow and low bookcases, in colors such as red, white, black, grey and different shades of oak.

Hide or display your belongings

Depending on what you want to store, consider whether you need a bookcase with doors and drawers or open shelves.

An open solution is perfect to keep your books and photos on display or to decorate with houseplants. But what about the clutter you want to keep out of sight? A messy kid's room can quickly be organized using a bookcase with doors. Or, if you have an open bookcase, you can tidy up by adding storage boxes and baskets or other inserts.

With a storage-and-display solution you, get the best out of both worlds. Hide the clutter inside the cabinet and display your favourite belongings in the open section. By choosing a bookcase with glass doors in the open section, you can place things you want to both display and protect. It could be your favourite porcelain or glasses that only are used on special occasions.

Bookcases for any room in your home

For every room, there’s a bookcase, and for every bookcase there's a room. We offer a wide selection of models that can be placed anywhere in your home. Here are a few tips on how to pick the right one for you.

A sideboard gives you plenty of space to store things and a surface to create an attractive display. Place it in the hallway, under the window or use it to unload serving dishes next to your dining table.

A corner shelving unit is a great option if you want to build a home library while making maximum use of the room surface area.

A bookcase doesn’t necessarily have to be placed along the wall of a room. It can also be used as a room divider if placed in the middle, with the short side against the wall. This is a great way to create some room for a small workspace or home office.

Different walls require different fixing devices

Several of our bookcases and shelves are wall mounted. Remember that different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. See our furniture wall anchoring guide to learn more about how to safely fix bookcases to walls in your home.