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Arranging furniture can be tricky.  And, if there’s one problem I see most often, it’s all (or most) of the furniture pushed up against the walls.  And, as much as I would like to drag every sofa in America out in the middle of the room, it just doesn’t work in some spaces.  If you …

Arranging furniture can be tricky. And, if there’s one problem I see most often, it’s all (or most) of the furniture pushed up against the walls. And, as much as I would like to drag every sofa in America out in the middle of the room, it just doesn’t work in some spaces. If you …

Living Room Layout Ideas: Place a Bookcase Behind Your Sofa "Weird room layouts and architectural element placement can make putting a sofa behind the sofa the smartest choice"

Living Room Layout Ideas: Place a Bookcase Behind Your Sofa "Weird room layouts and architectural element placement can make putting a sofa behind the sofa the smartest choice"

Glenn Gissler: Almost like an abstract work of art, book-lined shelves add a dash of color to the mostly black, brown, and white palette of this Greenwich Village penthouse apartment I designed for fashion maestro Michael Kors. The sofa and coffee table are modern classics by Florence Knoll

Glenn Gissler: Almost like an abstract work of art, book-lined shelves add a dash of color to the mostly black, brown, and white palette of this Greenwich Village penthouse apartment I designed for fashion maestro Michael Kors. The sofa and coffee table are modern classics by Florence Knoll

Les étagères sont très chics. J'aime l'idée de laisser une grande hauteur en bas pour y poser des cadres ou tableaux´ et de ne pas mettre de cadre à la bibliothèque pour alléger l'ensemble.

Les étagères sont très chics. J'aime l'idée de laisser une grande hauteur en bas pour y poser des cadres ou tableaux´ et de ne pas mettre de cadre à la bibliothèque pour alléger l'ensemble.

"LIVING ROOM: sofa and bookcase creates a room within a room. The sofa is called Scandinavia and from Bolia"

"LIVING ROOM: sofa and bookcase creates a room within a room. The sofa is called Scandinavia and from Bolia"

Inexpensive Open Pantry option - Ikea Billy Bookshelves with painted or wallpapered back. Recommend paint yellow (as kitchen currently a little dark) and then also paint that whole wall also yellow. Wall is big enough to have maybe 4 x 800mm wide shelves ($69 each). Shelves are shallow which make them perfect for easy sighting and access.  Billy Bookcase Spec: Width: 80 cm Depth: 28 cm Height: 202 cm Max. load/shelf: 30 kg

Inexpensive Open Pantry option - Ikea Billy Bookshelves with painted or wallpapered back. Recommend paint yellow (as kitchen currently a little dark) and then also paint that whole wall also yellow. Wall is big enough to have maybe 4 x 800mm wide shelves ($69 each). Shelves are shallow which make them perfect for easy sighting and access. Billy Bookcase Spec: Width: 80 cm Depth: 28 cm Height: 202 cm Max. load/shelf: 30 kg

Built in bookcases behind a cozy sofa [turn the gosh darn books around for heavens  sake !!]

Built in bookcases behind a cozy sofa [turn the gosh darn books around for heavens sake !!]