Back to design. I am working on a couple of client projects that have large empty wall spaces. This is always a great place for shelves if you don't already have them in the room. There are so many ways you can go with this.
I love, love, love this idea of stacking Ikea shelves (4 total) to achieve this look.
Another Ikea hack is to trim out a bookcase and use strategic lighting to give it a more custom look.
side by side with task lighting do the trick.
With photographs and art work there you almost don't see the stacks of magazines.
built-ins, but I love the idea of wrapping a corner using two bookcases butted up together.
This might be a better example.
If white bookcases aren't your thing, I always, always love seeing a secretary or hutch filled with books and interesting items to add height to a room.
I'm off to the races. Have a great day!