In Good Company: Dining Rooms with Beautiful Bookshelves

I was sitting in my dining room the other day when it struck me just how boring the room is. It's furnished with a table. And chairs. And that's it. What if — I began to wonder — one was surrounded by shelves and shelves of books in the dining room? Here are some inspiring examples.

Not only would it serve an aesthetic purpose, but a practical one, too. When the room (or area) wasn't being used for dining, it could function as a library of sorts.

What do you think of combining bookshelves with dining?

Related: Bookshelves in Kitchens

(Images: Laura Edwards/The Foodie Bugle; Pappas Miron, Diane Bergeron Interiors, Country Living, Elle Decor, Steven Volpe, House Beautiful, Canadian House & Home, Meyer Davis Studio)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.