15 Ideas for Adding Bookshelves in the Dining Room

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Have you heard of what they say “eating in the library”? This is the set up when the dining area has bookshelves in it. This is perfect for booklovers who have tons of books in just every corner. The bookshelves will not merely be for carrying the books but they also serve as added decoration in the dining room. Well, you will get what we mean once you see the images that we have below.

The dining rooms that you are about to see vary from modern, contemporary, eclectic and traditional styles. What makes them similar to each other is that each one has bookshelves on the sides. You will see that the colors of the books and their manner of arrangement added appeal to the space. Now, if you are planning to get that feeling of eating in a library, get some ideas from our list today.

Dining Room Metro

Dining Room Metro

Image: Robbins Architecture

This dining area has a bit of industrial appeal in it because of the lighting, exposed beam and the furniture. Look closer at the bookshelf and you will see that the back has wooden planks on it.

River Road Cottage

River Road Cottage

Image: Sullivan Building & Design Group

This one also used exposed beams on the ceiling and a skylight. The wall on one side is certainly filled with books!

David Howell Design

David Howell Design

Image: David Howell Design

An industrial kitchen with a cute mural on the wall and a black L-shaped bookshelf.

Contemporary Family Home

Contemporary Family Home

Image: Increation

Embrace practicality and lightness in this dining room with an intelligent, clean design highlighted with a white bookshelf on one side and a brick wall on another.

Greenwich Village Residence

Greenwich Village Residence

Image: IPD Partners, Inc.

Who will not love this chic space adorned by that stunning chandelier? Note how the colors of the books on the shelves added more zest to the dining space.

Petersham House

Petersham House

Image: Sam Crawford Architects

The bookshelf is an interesting addition to the dining area especially with a slim iron ladder on it.

Barn Conversion

Barn Conversion

Image: SHED Architecture & Design

Wooden tables and benches are perfect matches to the wooden bookshelf on the wall. Those letters etched in wood is lovely!

Edgy Guest House

Edgy Guest House

Image: Knight Associates

If you want to use one part of the wall with shelves without occupying all the area, you can try this idea with clerestory windows.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Image: Isolina Mallon Interior Design

The bookshelf is made from laminated white ash as part of the “Tempo Giorno” series by Novamobili. The table with steel legs and wooden board is paired with Toledo Chairs by Jorge Pensi made of extruded aluminum.

Island Dwelling

Island Dwelling

Image: Cortney Bishop Design

Black floor to ceiling shelves lead the eye upward. The dining room has lovely antique Oushak and was modernized with the Serge de Troyer light fixture.

North Peak

North Peak

Image: Furman + Keil Architects

The built-in bookshelves are painted in Sherwin Williams Porpoise (7047). The books on the shelf as well as other decors created a beautiful statement in the dining room with chairs of different colors.

Palm House

Palm House

Image: Tim Cuppett Architects

Those are intricately designed chairs but take a look at the bookshelves. It is interesting how the shelves extend past the book ends.

Extension Maidenhead 1

Extension Maidenhead 1

Image: INSPIRATION Chartered Architects

Glass walls open up this dining area to seamlessly connect it to the garden. Take note that one side of the wall is occupied with a bookshelf.

YH4 Architects Gallery

YH4 Architects Gallery

Image: Yoma Architects Studio

We love the relaxing color of this dining room. Even the colors of the books looked perfect in the gray shelf.

19th Century Farmhouse Renovation

Design Platform

Image: Kate Johns AIA

The industrial style lighting for the dining room, as well as a contemporary wood top table with a steel base fitted perfectly into this dining room. Any booklover will love to have a bookshelf like this!

So, what can you say about the dining rooms with bookshelves? You can also be more creative with your bookshelf design as well as how you arrange your books as well. Some will even cover their books in different colors or prints that they love to bring in a more creative aura to their bookshelves. You can do that with your dining room’s bookshelf too. You may want to check on some dining rooms with chalkboards on it which look as interesting as this list.