Nobody says you have to stick to shelves to decorate with books. The picture above shows that you can store books in just about anything, like a bright red wagon, which adds a playful touch to this kid’s room.
Try placing books in wicker baskets or linen baskets in holes. If your space is more rustic, put a few small books in metal buckets. The options are virtually endless.
You do not need to simply find ways to store your book collection among the design of your existing room. Why not integrate them into the design?