Clever design solutions to STORAGE - BOOKCASES & SHELVING (I have always loved BOXES! (in this age of e-readers and e-books - still love hard-copy books)… Bookcases in a hallway/pass-thru. That's right exploit every single space possible.
I love everything about this.the globe collection on top of the book cases, the color-coded shelves, the chaise on the sofa. The only thing I'm not loving is how you'd have to crawl over/around the sofa to get to the bottom shelves!
For even more storage, consider hanging shelves up high that run the length of the room. You won't loose any floor real estate at all, and you'll gain a lot of storage space. Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms