While light wood bookcases complement a range of color schemes, natural pine and taupe pieces are especially suited to a few different styles. For example, a light wood bookcase in a driftwood finish coordinates with both farmhouse and coastal decor. On the other hand, a bookshelf with glass sides and weathered oak shelves is perfect for a minimalist home office.

Need some display or storage space in a smaller room? Opt for corner bookcases in light wood tones. These pieces fit snugly into place and offer five or more shelves to hold novels as well as knickknacks. You might also consider a slim, ladder-style light wood bookcase or room divider, rather than a solid bookshelf to avoid a setup that feels cramped or cluttered.