Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
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36 Fabulous home libraries showcasing window seats - bookshelf into the closet, and we could attach overhead shelving to the beam and make an open shelving endcap where the beam meets the kitchen opening where you could hang plants?