when in bed, i love easy access to my beloved books. i don’t have built-in bookcases like these, but i definitely dream about adding them. meanwhile, my bedside tables are stacked with current reads. i love a bed surrounded by bookcases like these — from a simple floating shelf above the headboard to full-on floor-to-ceiling built-ins, i love the look. you can easily add them using freestanding bookcases like ikea’s infamous billy bookcases (i’ve seen some great hacks that really make them fancy) or by simply adding a bench at the foot of your bed and stacking your books up. there are vintage options, too — i fondly remember my parents’ mid-century modern headboard with built-in shelving. here are some ideas for some excellent-looking bedtime bookcases.

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