We love the way this interior by Boston-based designer Frank Roop uses box shelves, rather than built-ins, to flank the fireplace. Grouped in multiples, box shelves can create a functional focal point that's a little more sculptural than your average bookcase. We've rounded up a few examples, from home offices to bedrooms to living spaces...
In this interior from Living Etc., a dark green wall makes the white box shelves stand out. The staggered arrangement adds some interest to the area.
Here's another room by Frank Roop that incorporates white box shelves in a lighter, more modern arrangement.
In this bedroom from House to Home, box shelves store books and family photos above the bed.