Bookshelves are great for any room in the house...for storage and to display items. I have 4 IKEA shelves in my home. I have 2 Billy's in our "office" (actually one wall in our bedroom) and 2 Lacks. I think it's a waste of money to spend a lot of money on "quality" shelves. They don't have moving parts and you never actually have to "use it" (i.e. sit on it or open or close it) like other furniture.
Here are some styling tips for the shelves in your lives...
I threw away all the dust jackets and sorted by color to make it look more organized.
Inexpensive storage: On the right, we have white storage bins from IKEA and on the left, HERMES boxes (the smaller was a wedding gift and the larger once housed my mom's birkin). The HERMES boxes had such a vibrant, gorgeous color that I couldn't throw them out and now, they add a really nice pop of color to my shelf!
In baby A's room, I used baskets from Land of Nod to store her toys and random knick knacks.
On the top shelf, I displayed her little books and a piggy bank and on the bottom shelf, I used Land of Nod boxes for more storage.
Please share your own ideas for bookshelf styling with me! :)