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Make Any Room Your Own With Bookcases and Shelving

There is nothing as satisfying as a once seemingly ordinary room made over to reflect the most important things to you. It's a place for one-on-one talks with family or friends. When you can rest in a comfortable chair and curl up with a good book, then you have found the perfect retreat right in your living room. Bookcases and shelving from Bassett display your favorite things and add to the coziness of any room.

Our vast collection of bookcases and shelving provide storage as well as a certain sophistication to a room. With a selection of finishes to choose from, you're sure to find the piece that accents your decor just right. Draw attention to your life's achievements or collection of favorite things. Or, place your favorite books there – books that are so good that they warrant repeated reading.

Organizing the Perfect Walls

Arranging bookcases and shelving doesn't have to be complicated. With a few quick tips, you can create the perfect storage area for your knick-knacks that combines a dynamic mix of colors, shapes, and assorted goods. Make your room shine with exciting colors with a few simple considerations in mind.

Choose the right colors. Analyze your room's overall theme first. Look at the other items in your room or what you plan to add. What colors are they? What kind of style do they have? For instance, if you're in the living room, consider the style of your sofa, fireplace, wallpaper, coffee table, and other items around the room.

Decorate with freedom. Choosing what to add to a shelving unit doesn't have to be complicated. Mix it up! You could add small potted plants, art, and photos in frames, vases, candles, china, and other cool decorations. Open yourself up and express your personality through the items on your shelves.

Use bookcases and shelves for functional reasons too. Shelving units are perfect storage areas for all kinds of random items. Leave a small plate on a low shelf for your keys and wallet. Add a jar to store your coins. Wire a Google Assistant or Alexa device to make your room smarter. Get creative with your living room!

Keep the number of decorations relatively small. Leave some space between decorations. The last thing you want is a bookshelf or shelving unit filled with too much china in your dining room. Leaving some room between items will make things look uncluttered and clean. Also, be sure to color coordinate all of your items so the shelf or bookcase displays a balanced, even look.

Find a piece that works well with your furniture with Bassett today.

Bookcase and Shelving Styles

We offer several types of shelving and bookcases for any room style. If you're looking for extra space to hold your books in your home library or office, we have a solution. Do you need a place to store odds and ends in your dining room? Look no further than Bassett Furniture.


Bookcases serve many purposes and can do more than just store books. With a blocked-off back, you can rest assured that nothing will fall out of the shelving from the back. A solid back makes storing other items, like trophies, glassware, and other valuables easy and secure. These are perfect for any room in the house.

Library Bookcases

Library bookcases are the same as regular bookcases, only much more extensive. Our library bookcases range anywhere from 60" to 100" in width and can store much more than smaller ones. Many include drawers underneath the shelves for extra storage. These are perfect for home offices and bedrooms.


Etagere shelving units have an open back and a metal wire-frame style to them. These non-traditional, open shelves generally have a rustic, old-timey style and take up very little room. Etageres add the perfect twist to any room's design without compromising shelf space. We also offer etageres drawers at the bottom for added storage opportunities.

Our design specialists are ready to support your buying journey with expert advice personalized for you.

FAQs Regarding Bookshelves

What's the difference between a bookshelf and a bookcase?

The only significant difference between bookshelves and bookcases is that bookcases tend to have close-ended shelves while the shelves of a bookshelf remain open. We consider bookcases as more traditional, while bookshelves are considered more modern.

Where to put bookcases in your home?

The bottom line is, there are no set rules on where your bookshelf has to go. Our designers here at Bassett say that bookcases typically go in a living room, home office, or study of a home. However, if you have a ladder shelf or a ladder bookcase, those pieces may be more appropriate for the dining room.

How do you keep bookshelves from sagging?

Most bookshelves typically have two support brackets at each end of the shelf and one in the middle. However, if you find the shelves of your bookcase are sagging, you can add extra support brackets to the long edge of each shelf to prevent sagging.

How many inches should be between shelves?

Space between bookshelves typically ranges between 7 and 15 inches. However, if you plan to decorate your shelves with home decor other than books, you may want to allow for a little more space.

What are bookcases made from?

All of the bookcases at Bassett Furniture feature either a wood or metal frame. Some of our bookcases feature glass shelves or doors, depending on the style.

Where Can I Buy Bookcases from Bassett Furniture?

Stop by a Bassett showroom near you and peruse the latest handcrafted wood bookcases and shelving. Then, when you're ready to get creative, book an appointment with a Bassett design consultant. Set up your appointment in person, on the phone, or through our website. Let's put on our creative hats and get busy!

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