Sometimes all you need to freshen up the home is one great, standout piece. When I looked around my apartment for something to change, I noticed that my giant bookcases take up a large portion of my living room but don't really do anything to give the room more personality.

Now I'm taking some inspiration from some pretty unusual-looking bookcases. If you've ever looked around your living room or office and wondered what you could update to start off your redecorating project, then this is it. Take a look at these seven great bookcase ideas and try them for yourself.

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