Vary Book Placement. Did you know there are 7 ways to stack books? Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff teaches us how she styled hers in her IKEA Billy bookcases to break up the columns. Notice how she doesn’t just stick to books, she adds art and natural objects too. And don’t you love that reading chair?
House Crashing: Lovely At Last | Young House Love. Love this shelving. they look like Billy to me with doors and an IKEA lighting system. I would love to do this with my place, but have the doors that only cover the bottom half so I can store other things in there (tools, linens, etc. as I don't have built in storage for any of these).
To create dividers use extra Billy shelves for $5 at IKEA trimmed with miter saw to fit vertically between the shelves. They’re secured with a few brad nails. The result was a more custom looking bookshelf with division every other shelf. The backs are painted in Glidden’s ‘Regal Wave’ a dark moody blue.