227 Living Room Bookcase Design Photos And Ideas

"What I love about my parents is that they are interested in so many different things and are very active about pursuing those interests," Van Dusen says. "They instilled that in me and my brothers when we were young, so all of us have had diverse sets of interests we pursued. I think that defined my aesthetic, which is just pulling from a lot of different worlds."
Everywhere you turn in Van Dusen's studio, there's a dizzying array of repetitious shapes, lines, arches and squiggles, made even more eye-catching thanks to her affinity for pairing primary colors with unexpected hues.
Miller House Sunken Living Room
The living room is defined by a large birch plywood television console, designed by architect, Miguel Marcelino.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Thanks to a spacious bookshelf and plenty of seating, this vibrant area is an inviting spot to read and relax.
Bornstein’s living room features an intriguing collection of furniture. The sofa is made by Swedish manufacturer Ire. The 1970s wood burner was a secondhand store find, and the wood table, by Bruno Mattson, was found in a bin at a recycling station. He inherited the lounge chair from his parents.
Colourful furnishings animate the space. Thonet armchair, Jardan Nook lounge and Hay side tables provide a comfortable, deliberately low key setting.
In the living room, a pair of Frog chairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani join custom leather furnishings. The family can finally display all their books and artworks, including the large-scale piece, Topophilia-Imbuing in Monet, 2005, by Keiko Hara.
The wooden box is as functional as it is finely crafted, with room for clothes up top. Each niche holds treasures from travels, family keepsakes, books, and more.
A floor-to-ceiling sliding door offers direct access to the patio and yard. A yellow custom-built reading nook packs a playful punch of bold color, and certainly brightens up the gray days that the Pacific Northwest is known for.
Vitra’s Slow chair sits in front of a powder-coated-steel bookcase made by Hill’s go-to fabricator, George Sacaris; it was originally built for the Houston house.
Dulkinys uses the remote-controlled mountaineer’s harness to peruse the two-story bookshelf.
The living spaces of house, built in 1972 or 1973, were originally divided into three—a kitchen, living and dining area, and an atrium (previous owners had covered the atrium with a roof). "The new owners wanted the interior space to flow as one, so we removed the glass doors and solid walls separating the enclosed atrium from the kitchen and living room," principal John Klopf says. "Some structural posts needed to remain to hold up the roof, but overall the space was opened up almost completely. The floor was leveled, and the plan freed up." The rainbow print is a 1960s Herman Miller trade poster, and the Vitamin Water print by a New York artist. A Sapien book tower from Design Within Reach sits next to the TV. The sofa is IKEA.
The exposed ceiling beams and inserted steel framing system are visible in the lower level, where Lange and Dixon relax with their son Paul.
Architect Tamira Sawatzky used Ikea components—one-inch Lagan butcher block countertops and inexpensive Ekby Lerberg brackets—when designing the bookshelves along the living room wall in the home/studio he designed for himself and his wife in Toronto.
The cavernous living room takes advantage of its height with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
The Kind of Blue 1959 Airstream features a completely renovated interior with crisp white walls, custom cabinetry, and hardwood floors.
An unlikely modernist home in Columbus, Indiana.
The team kept the entryway intact, but opened the living and dining spaces up to the kitchen by removing a section of the wall at the deck door. They also inserted custom-crafted shelving to enclose the modern couch and create a cozy atmosphere.
With its walls of windows, stone fireplace, and wood floors, this living area was kept much as Emery designed it.
The living room faces the rugged coastal.
A large living space combines the best of all elements: exposed truss, steel framed windows, wood accents, simple pendant light,  and mod furnishings.
family room with barn door
Angular, flag-shaped platforms increases floor space vertically.
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Original details including mahogany and redwood walls.
Reclaimed Walnut and View to Stairway Skylight
Architect Albert Lanier transformed Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stockdale's Berkeley Victorian into a bright, open-plan residence that holds a treasure trove of work done by the couple and their friends. A small bedroom is tucked in the back of the upstairs aerie.
A pullout desk is hidden underneath one of the shelves.
The homeowner grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in a home built in the 1920s with plaster walls. "I wanted to capture something closer to that than the decorative plasters," she says. "More than nostalgia, this custom plaster is more similar, more appropriate for a building from that era."
Vintage Beni Ourain rug and custom scaffold plank floor to ceiling shelving by alexander design and PSS Design Cult.
Natural light pours through the copious windows, filling the living areas with a sense of buoyancy, and allowing an unobstructed view of the vista beyond.
Teak shelves were used in the entryway to display the owners' art collection and souvenirs from abroad.
In the living room, ethereal white curtains soften the severity of the concrete walls.
The new penthouses underneath the garden feature teak wood — which match the natural aspects upstairs. The furniture was purchased by the homeowner.
Living Level
Behind the wooden bookshelf in the living lounge, is a hidden staircase that leads up to the workspace.
This box structure creates a second, lower ceiling above the living lounge.
Living room with the fireplace
Dining + Living
Bowie and Malboeuf’s unit occupies three levels facing the property’s backyard. The living-dining room has a mix of vintage pieces—a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer and an LC4 chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand—alongside furniture from CB2.
A view from the interior of the original home.
The husband is a professor at Stanford, while the wife works at Genentech. A new study makes it possible for him to read and work late into the night, while she sleeps upstairs.
A lounge is furnished with a Mags Soft sofa, an Ella coffee table, and a pair of Ray Lounge Chairs by Foersom Hiort-Lorenzen, all from Hay, and a Wow ottoman and tabletop by Pedrali.
Built-in shelving and a gas fireplace with a customized mantel by Fitzhugh Karol preside over 411 Vanderbilt's living room.
The light-filled, lovely living room of 411 Vanderbilt.
The luminous living area of 409 Vanderbilt Avenue.
The light-filled double-height library.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.