In a room lacking in any special architectural elements to direct your eye (a fireplace, a large window) a set of bookcases can work wonders to create focus and add some much-needed definition. In other words, two bookcases really are better than one.
An otherwise uninspired and characterless wall becomes a feature with a set of open bookshelves framing a large painting. The matching plant-like sculptures on top of the bookcases do a nice job balancing the vignette. Yay, symmetry!
That gorgeous white chest topped with an oversized mirror would feel lonely and adrift in this room without the grounding influence of the set of bookcases.
The bookcases are just barely visible in this image but they clearly do a great job of creating a nook for the settee, complete with wall lights mounted on their frames.
The bookcases don't have to stand out to do their job. These black-painted beauties blend into the wall behind but still grace this room with architecture and depth.
Pretty turquoise bookcases flanking a doorway...in style!
Love the innovation in these floating box shelves that balance out the fireplace and add some modern architectural interest here. Gorgeous! Which space is your favorite? Is there a room that's just right for this paired bookcase idea in your home?