Home, A Book Igloo Home is a recent sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. The piece was constructed at MagnanMetz Gallery late last year using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting.
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)
For even more storage, consider hanging shelves up high that run the length of the room. You won't loose any floor real estate at all, and you'll gain a lot of storage space. Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms