LaForce Likes numero cinco is all about decorated bookshelves. Almost everyone has a bookshelf in their home that is decorated and sometimes needs to also serve a functional purpose... like say storing books. Who would have thought that's what a bookshelf would need to do?!
This picture from Lovely etc. is a perfect example of making your functional shelves also look decorated. She has a wonderful post explaining how.
Just A Girl just built a wall of bookcases using those Billy bookcases from IKEA and decorated them. They look mighty nice.. especially how they seem to just fit right in with the wall.
These next 2 come from Real simple:
I love all the white here with the book covers.
This one really pops with the back of the bookshelf being a few shades darker than the room.
How do you like to decorate your bookshelves?