Setting aside kids' rooms, what do you think of bookshelves in bedrooms? Too busy and distracting or just the right thing to add character and interest. For me it's a yes.

Image from House Beautiful's book, Decorating with Books, photography by Tria Giovan
Elle Decor via Master Class JPD School of Design (I'm not advocating fur throws but I do love this bedroom otherwise)
David Easton's bedroom via New York Social Diary
via Content in a Cottage
via Elements of Style
Design by Lisa Wagner via Martha Stewart Living here.