5 Beautiful Bookcases That Won’t Break the Bank

Even in our increasingly fast-paced digital world, many of us still find comfort in simplicity. Few fixtures are more inviting at home than a thoughtfully designed bookcase. Whether you’re an avid bookworm or only pick up the occasional magazine, bookshelves can be the perfect way to showcase your interests. These bookcases are perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement without splurging:

Pop of Color

Yellow Bookcase
No matter what color the rest of your furniture is, don’t be afraid to go rogue with your bookshelves. A stand-alone bookcase in an unexpected hue can be especially charming. Try a pale yellow or mint green for an instant pop of personality.

Ladder Shelf

ladder bookcase

Ladder Bookcase with Drawers – EveryRoom |Target, $219

You don’t have to compromise wall space by adding bookshelves to a room! For a modern method to display your books, plants, photos, and other decorative accessories, try a ladder shelf. Line up a few side by side, or place one in that narrow wall space you’ve been neglecting.

Business Casual

barrister bookcase

Sauder Barrister Lane Collection | Home Depot, $149

Inspired by traditional lawyer designs, this bookcase would be suitable for your living room or home office. The understated salt oak finish will surely complement just about any color scheme or design vision.


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Linon Titian Bookcase – Antique Tobacco | Hayneedle, $99

For a more traditional look, you can’t go wrong with this versatile bookcase. The open shelves and ladder-like sides provide a pleasant, modern contrast with the classic finish. Try a different staging approach with each shelf to create a visually intriguing display.


carson bookcase

Carson Horizontal Bookcase | Target, $133

This timeless horizontal bookcase is available in just about every color, and it would be ideal for your living room or guest room. Display your statement accessories along with your favorite coffee-table books. Add some texture with woven square baskets to help you stay organized and hide unsightly items like remotes, chargers, and other small electronics.

With the right staging and placement, a bookcase can become the perfect addition to any room in your home or apartment.

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