We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on the timeless appeal of a solid wood bookcase or a sculptural statement-piece for storage and display, bookcases and shelving are elements that help elevate a space. Our thoughtfully-curated collection at Lulu and Georgia has timeless and modern bookcases perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Bookcases are perfect for layering your space with a signature style. Bookcases offer versatile functionality to keep a room on point and in order, from storage to display. They create a display for books and decor while also providing an eye-catching visual appeal of their own. With a large variety of unique bookcases available, it's helpful to understand how best to use them in your decor.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when searching bookcases? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and exploring our well-curated line of designs.
How to Choose a Bookcase or Shelving
Bookcases can find a place in almost every room of your home. Whether it is a functional touch for your home office, a practical layer to enrich a living room or study, or to showcase accents and personal touches in the bedroom, there are endless ways to style them in your home. From more traditional wood bookcase styles to modern iron-frame designs, bookcases come in all shapes and sizes.
Remember to find a piece that makes sense in your space, augmenting the room's dimensions rather than making it feel cluttered and awkward or overly large and empty. If you are having trouble visualizing, try getting out some painter's tape and marking out the dimensions on the wall. That can help you picture how the bookcase will work with your wall art and other furniture.
Bookcases feature prominently in your look as they take up space both on the wall and in the footprint of the room. That allows you to reflect and define your aesthetic. Whether your look is coastal and casual or eclectic and richly collected, a distinctive bookcase can help anchor your look. Consider how our Nera Bookcase folds into a carefully-curated, moody aesthetic. This wooden bookcase blends natural grain texture with a sculptural appeal to offer a dramatic style with organic undertones that can transform a wall.
How to Style a Bookcase or Shelf
Display bookcases are a great place to show off aspirational reads and favorite titles, and they also offer a brilliant spot to showcase decor or create a statement-making design feature. From sculptural, modern bookcase designs to timeless rattan bookcases, this elevating element can become a vibrant focal point when outfitted with decor. A wood bookcase like our Lira Bookcase can cast a silhouette with geometric appeal on its own that becomes an inspired installation when styled with decorative objects, plants, and more to complete the look.
A black bookcases, or something like our Sam Curio Cabinet, can offer a striking backdrop for collected treasures from travels, discovered items from a Saturday market, or other mementos. Be mindful of the visual weight a dark piece can create, especially larger solid wood bookcases. Try to counter it with other dark or heavy furniture on the other side of the room, like a console table, for a balanced feel.
How to Keep a Bookcase Neat
It's helpful to keep continuing to edit your look. Note the visual balance of each shelf and how the fully styled bookcase works in the room as a whole. If the space is eclectic and collected, a rattan bookcase layered with many textures and unique pieces at varying heights–sculptural objects, antiques, or brass accents can offer endless character.
In a minimalist aesthetic, you may want to pare down, making sure each piece has an intentional place and that nothing is left that could be taken away. If you want the shelf to double as functional storage for toys or everyday items in a family room, baskets and bins are an ideal way to add storage while keeping your look clean and unified.
However you decide to style it, remember that a unique bookcase allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. It offers a chance to put your design sense on display with nuanced touches and curated moments. Bookcases provide a spot for books, decor, or greenery in a living room, bedroom, or home office. From a metal-frame shelf with industrial undertones to traditional wooden bookcases, this functional element can enrich your home's aesthetic while also proving to be useful accent furniture.
When you shop for bookcases and shelving online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Whether you are looking to find a statement-making display bookcase or the sleek elegance of a black bookcase, we have a selection curated by color and materials to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration to create stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less