Ikea Bookshelves Take A Stand On Versatility – 23 Creative Ideas

Ikea bookshelves are famous for their versatility and they’ve been featured in numerous DIY projects and makeovers. We’ve selected 5 Ikea products and a series of great examples of how they can be used for each one. Give us your opinion or your own idea of how you’d include these in your home’s interior design.

The Billy Bookshelves.

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A total of 5 Billy Bookcases were used to make this great design for the space under the stairs. The modules were mounted one at a time starting with the smallest.{found on ikeahackers}.

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A combination between a Billy bookcase and two Benno CD shelves can be perfect for a casual living room design.

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For those that enjoy simple designs, have a look at this combo. Two bookcases are connected by a shelf and form a symmetrical structure. The space in between is perfect for displaying accent details.

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Display your book collection in a custom-made wall unit. You can use as many bookcase as you need and even add them as your collection grows.

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These versatile bookcases are easy to add to any space. Use them in the bedroom on either side of the window and create a cozy nook or in your home office.{found on theinspiredroom}.

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The simple and practical storage compartments featured by the Ikea bookcases make them perfect for home offices. They can be used in pairs or separate, vertical or horizontal.

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Symmetry can make a space feel relaxing and welcoming. You can create that effect with two identical bookcases placed on either side of your living room sofa.

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Create a large library wall where you can display all your books but also your collections and favorite accessories. The Billy bookcases are excellent for that.{found on bliss}.

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Or keep things simple and let the furniture pieces stand out for what they are. Make sure to mix and match so the room doesn’t look boring.{found on spangledblog}.

The Expedit bookshelf.

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Ikea’s Expedit bookshelf is the perfect starting point for your own customized projects. Paint it, decorate it and improve it however you want.{found on ikeahackers}.

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Use a bunch of these versatile bookshelves to make a gigantic bookcase for your living room or home office. Make sure you anchor them to the wall.{found on ikeahackers}.

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Since the Expedit has to back panel, if you place it against a colored wall then that beautiful shade will also become part of the furniture’s design.

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The shelving unit is perfect for corners. Long and narrow, it occupies little floor space and offers a lot of storage and display space for books, vases, etc.

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If you’re not a fan of tall shelving units with compartments you can’t reach, then try a horizontal approach. Get two of these bookcases and place them side by side. You’ll get a highly practical wall unit.

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Feel free to play with shapes and sizes. Create your own version of the ideal bookcase. The versatile Expedit shelves are perfect for such experiments.

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You’ve seen this shelving unit placed vertically in a corner and it was very practical but that’s not the only possible use for it. Place it horizontally and create a console table for the living room or dining area.

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The cubbies are perfect for storing files ad documents, which makes the bookcase excellent for home offices.

The Besta shelf unit.

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Smaller in size but equally versatile, if not even more, this shelf unit may be just right for the kids’ room. Use several of them to make a room divider with built-in storage.

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Five of these shelves were used to make this unit. They fit perfectly together like pieces of a puzzle. Come up with your own original design.

The Hemmes Bookshelf.

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Three Hemmes bookshelves form a unique wall unit which also includes a fireplace. A very creative use of individual pieces.{found on ikeahackers}.

The Vittsjo Shelving Unit.

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Unlike the other 4 designs, this is a brass bookshelf with a very thin and sleek construction. It has a chic industrial allure and can easily adapt to a variety of decors.

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If you’re looking for an affordable unit for the living room, consider this one. The compartments are big enough to accommodate boxes, baskets, plants and even a TV.{found on centsationalgirl}.

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Spray paint the unit to give it a more cheerful look. Yellow seems to suit it well. A fresh vibe for a décor filled with energy.{found on centsationalgirl}.