345 Living Room Shelves Design Photos And Ideas

The light-filled welcome area features an open library, seating, and a zen garden.
The living room opens to a spacious outdoor deck.
The massive windows that frame tranquil alpine views have been made from dual-lacquered laminated glass.
The floating stairs can also be used as shelf space.
From this part of the house, the owners can enjoy outdoor views via the slender, panoramic windows.
Across from the entrance door is the kitchen, which features a sink, small oven, hot water tank, fridge, and gas hobs.
Globe pendant lighting adds an authentic midcentury touch.
The post-and-beam construction is highlighted by the use of white paint against the ceiling's natural wood finish, creating a chic, modern look.
The open-plan living room features expanses of glass, integrating the lush surroundings into the bright and airy space.
The room also benefits from great natural lighting and easy access to the outdoors.
The space between the sleeping nook and balcony functions as a flexible living area.
The perforated structure enables ample light penetration, allowing the owners to look out to the street while still maintaining their privacy.
The dining table is the Bonaldo Tracks table, while the dining bench is from IKEA. The window seat provides additional seating.
Fitted with a new black-framed window unit, the new, light-filled living room features a sofa and coffee table from Beitili.
A variety of surface materials give a tactile feel to the holiday home; natural timbers and plush seating creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
The integrity of the house’s midcentury spirit are expressed in its tongue-and-groove construction, clerestory windows, exposed posts and beams, and vaulted ceilings. Concrete block, redwood siding, Douglas fir plywood fit-outs create a warm and textured material contrast.
As a historically important building that continues to express the design vision of its architect, the house is Mills Act-eligible with potential for substantial reduction in annual property taxes.
The solid timber sideboard and framed mirror had belonged to the owner’s grandmother, and are now prominently positioned in the living room.
The layout includes an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen, along with one bedroom, and two bathrooms.
From the open-plan living and dining area to the adjoining bedroom, the owner can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.
Here, you can see the spatial interplay of private and public rooms across the plan from the main bathroom through the pavilion to the landscaped setting beyond.
Strategic placement of voids enhances the sense of expanded space.
The blue cabinets of the kitchen run through into the living area with a softer natural oak top tying the room together. A modular sofa can be moved in different configurations.
The Living room
A great way to spend the day reading a book.
Overall living area with dual aspects and connections to an interstitial garden court and rear landscaped yard beyond its concrete terrace
Concealed internal retractable insect screens and external roller blinds are housed within fabricated steel head beams, which work in confluence with blinds concealed in upper soffit pockets to temper direct sunlight when required
A deep bench below the windows extends the length of the space, providing additional seating. In addition to large parties, the living room also plays to host music recitals. Acoustic wood ceiling panels enhance the sound quality and provide visual warmth. Built-in benches and steps allow guests to find a comfortable corner.
Canny 'The New' Dining / Living
A Bensen chair and shelves, along with a Diurne carpet from Salari, sit in the den.
Wilson transformed the interior of this 1974 airstream so it could be used for a variety of purposes, such as a dressing room for Iggy Pop and Beck during the Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland, Oregon.
The living room is designed as an elevated U-shaped sitting lounge. This space is surrounded by windows that draw in plenty of natural light.
There is plenty of built-in storage and shelves for books along the walls.
Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, France
Exposed beams and shoji screens, which conceal the dining area, add to the home's charming character.
Pegs slot into holes in the white laminate wall to support shelf units.
From the living room wall, a panel folds down to reveal a bookshelf, while also forming a table.
Slim, white, brise soleil-like beams run along the length of the ceiling in the mid-section of the apartment.
In the main living area are built-in platforms with storage spaces and niches that can be filled with padding to create sofas or beds.
The in-between spaces between the walls of glass and the wooden shutters become exterior living spaces.
"The triangular highlight frames views of the old Edwardian pressed metal roof and chimneys," the architects say of the triangular window to the left. "Like a traveler reflecting upon their hometown from abroad, we look back at the original part of the house, see its foibles and imperfections, and love it all the more for these eccentricities."
On the second floor, a door and storage spaces are hidden away behind a wall to give the space a clean, streamlined look.
The entertainment box includes built-in shelving and a television mount.
Feng Shui principles have informed the placement of the mirrored surfaces. In the living room, the mirrored panel has been placed so that the tenant can't see himself in the mirror when sitting on the sofa.
The living area has been carved out from the space between the yellow kitchen box and the wood-paneled entertainment box.
A large window at the end of the living space lets in ample natural light.
On the other side of the sitting room is a small courtyard, framed by internal glazing and accessed via a glazed side-door.
The living room is bright and airy thanks to floor-to-ceiling glazing and a crisp white wall.
In this view of the living room, the landscaped courtyard is visible. "External spaces become an extension of living zones, maximizing the usable area of the site and contributing to the sense of generosity of space," the architects explain.
The open-plan interior has been sheathed in light-colored wood to create a sense of enclosure, as well as an escape from the modern world. The low-lying exterior decks have been designed to not require railings, ensuring the sightline to the surrounding wilderness goes unimpeded.
An off-center skylight brings natural light into the living room, where the existing fireplace (inset) was refinished in metallic paint. A fiberglass Koishi pouf by Naoto Fukasawa for Linea sits by an Eames sofa. The painting is by Vanessa Prager.
The living room boasts original wood paneled ceiling and walls, and beautiful built-in bookshelves.
The living room takes full advantage of the homes' stunning views.
The upper level is home to the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
Interior view West

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.