Much like the iconic blue Frakta bag that found its way both onto the catwalk and crafted into wardrobes this year, the Ikea Billy bookcase is a design classic. In fact, Ikea credits the bookcase as its number one selling product, with a Billy being purchased every 10 seconds.
Not only does the bookcase have selling power, but it packs nostalgia too. With roughly 60 million in the world (one for every 100 people), it's likely you have your very own relationship with the Billy. Perhaps you fell in love with it during your first meatball-fuelled foray through Ikea, or maybe it houses the books that changed your life for the better. Either way, the case that was first dreamed up in 1978 is undeniably a staple for any home today.
If you were finding yourself curious as to how others dress their Billy bookcases, read on for 35 ideas.