"They Really Bring the Wow-Factor" — 12 Circular Bookshelves That Will Create a New Focal Point for Your Room

From Anthropologie and Perigold to Walmart and Wayfair, these are the best circular bookshelves you can buy right now, all hand-picked by Livingetc's editors

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(Image credit: Illustrated | Anthropologie, Walmart, Raymour & Flanigan)

If you're in need of a living room refresh, there is often no better place to start than a new bookshelf. It adds some visual interest, gives you a place to store some loose trinkets and books, and, given its size, might help the space look even larger and more proportional. It's one of those upgrades that feels way fancier and more difficult than it actually is, which, in some ways, makes it one of the best-kept secrets. 

In case you hadn't yet seen, we've spent weeks locating some of the best bookshelves to buy right now, then distilling our research into easy-to-shop, reader-friendly edits for you to enjoy. And for our next installment, we present to you: the 12 best circular bookshelves on the market, plus a handy bit of expert advice on how to dress it up and arrange in your space. 

And if circular bookshelves aren't your thing, you can always check out our other bookshelf-focused round-ups, including one for the best ladder bookshelves.

The Livingetc edit of the best circular bookshelves

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How can I style a circular bookshelf?

Given it's unexpected and unique shape, you might be wondering how to style your new circular bookshelf? Are there certain design rules to keep in mind? Are there things you should avoid?

'A circular bookshelf will work well along any empty wall that has enough walking space surrounding it,' says interior designer and blogger Vivianne Chow. When styling it, 'you’ll want to keep the shelf decor very minimal since the unique circular shape of the shelf is already the main focus.'

To do this try sticking to just #neutral vases, simple art frames, and books,' which you can 'spread evenly throughout the shelves.'

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.