Who says bookshelves have to be reserved for books? In this bathroom, Ikea's Bergsbo Bookshelf ($249) is used to organize pretty towels, linens, and other bathroom necessities.
You can use bookshelves to organize a number of objects, in any room in the house. Use them to display pretty serving dishes in your kitchen, next to a few favorite cookbooks, or add one to the entryway to showcase favorite hats while providing a landing strip for mail, keys, and bags.
Do you display anything on your bookshelves besides books? Tell me about it in the comments.