I’ve always wanted a built-in bookshelf, but I didn’t want it to be an eye-sore. I love the idea of “light and airy,” and displaying books in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing and makes you want to look. Some tips I took from these is 1.) Make the bookshelf white, or a light wood hue that keeps the room bright. 2.) Adding greenery to the space is a great way to bring the outdoors in. 3.) Space out your books in some areas so that there’s some space — don’t crowd the entire shelf.