• Kirstin Adolfson

Doorway Bookshelves

Built-ins are great due to their storage capabilities and elegance, especially doorway bookcases. They are a stunning way to make use of dead space above the door frame and show off your personality by filling it with items unique to you. Take a look at some of these great ideas.

Light and Dark

White shelving is the perfect contrast to a dark, moody room behind it. It also gives the homeowners lots of room to display a variety of artwork, knick knacks, and books without clashing colors. If you don't have the space or money for a full wall built-in, consider base cabinets on your doorway (closed storage is great if you have kids!).

Multimedia Storage

Multi-media storage is the perfect way to show off a little bit of everything. If done correctly, it can look very soothing compared to overly busy. It can create a great visual balance if the surrounding rooms are simply furnished.

Small Yet Mighty

Don't have a lot of space? Try a small built-in to the side of the doorway that reaches the ceiling. It can make even the smallest of places look spacious.


Not a fan of the standard bookshelf look? Try cubbies. They're great for storing groups of books, storing bins, baskets, and more!

Ready to try one of these looks? Let us help you find the best design for your home. Call Adolfson Interior Design at (651) 468-6208 or email kirstin.h@comcast.net.

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