I would love to have one of those stylish, all neatly arranged with beautiful decorative objects, bookshelves, but, seriously, where are you supposed to put all your BOOKS??
I used to have a bookshelf covering a whole wall in my office. Some shelves had books two deep. My daughter took over that room, so I moved it to my bedroom, but only had room for half of it. It tore my heart out, but I gave away half of those books. Then the bedroom got rearranged and I had to take it down again. Once again I whittled down my collection. This time I donated the books to the library, so it wasn't so hard. I figured I could just borrow them back if need be. I still have at least 3 large boxes and 6 large bags full of books that I just couldn't bear to part with. The only place left I can put a bookshelf is the living room. Is it really so awful to have a bookshelf with actual books in it?