We often meet the solution when we see a chimney in your home which creates two alcove spaces on either side. And we always think that alcove spaces are perfect places to fit bespoke shelving and maybe with additional cabinets at the bottom. On this page, we put together some of the alcove projects we did in the past for our customers in London properties. I hope that gives you lots of great ideas to choose your perfect design.

Alcove shelving will allow you to use a lot of potential space. When you have two fitted cabinets with shelves on either side of the fireplace you not only get lots of storage for books and ornaments you also bring beauty and cosiness to your living room.

Our alcove shelves solutions are very bespoke and can be modified to your taste. On this page, you also will find images of the floating shelves.

Here we are pleased to show you an image of the most demanded alcove furniture units we made in the past. They are many examples of the different styles from contemporary to traditional. We also shared some pricing examples for your information below. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

All of our bespoke alcove furniture is made from MDF and available in different styles and fitted with professional carpenters and hand painted on site by professional painters with any custom colour you like. Read more about How we work.

So If you live in London and within M25 range we would be pleased to hear from you. The members of our team will be glad to assist you with rough prices first before we continue to the next step - your home visit and measuring process. We are a registered limited VAT company and accept all forms of payments including major Credit Cards, PayPal or direct transfer payments.


Alcove cabinets with floating shelves in Victorian property

shelving and cabinets in living room alcoves
Rough price is £2.400+VAT for a pair

Traditional alcove cabinets with modern floating shelves in Victorian house located in North London with fireplace in between.

Traditional alcove shelving with cabinets at the bottom

Traditional Living room alcoves shelving with cabinets

The main feature of these bespoke alcoves is that the shelving units above the cabinets are not in line with the chimney breast and sticking out by a few inches. This is a very good idea for the shallow alcoves in order to maximize the shelving space. It also doesn't look bad at all especially the cornice around the corner of the top of the shelving unit. Those two built-in alcove bookshelves would roughly cost £2500+VAT

Alcove shelves with lights

Fitting the light into your alcove shelves it's always a brilliant idea! By adding light into the bookshelves you transform your living room and creating a cozy atmosphere which can boost your mood. Find out more about this project including the cost...

Bespoke alcove shelving with lights

Another example of stunning alcove shelving units with LED lights. We designed these units with very simple alcove cabinets at the bottom with push-to-open doors and floating shelves without any visible support above. The shelves were made with warm white LED strips to light up the alcoves. The light really transforms this living room to another level!

Shelving and cabinets in exposed brick alcoves

Shelving in exposed brick alcovesThinking about putting shelves and cabinets up on exposed brick alcoves? We already did it before as you see in the photo above and it looks outstanding! Floating shelves work the best to expose brick alcoves walls because you don't want to hide these beautiful bricks behind bookcases with the wooden back.

A pair of traditional alcove bookcases

Alcove bookcases in the living room

Two alcove bookcases designed to match the Victorian fireplace. The customer decided to paint it with grey color and it really transformed this living room and created a cozy atmosphere. They roughly cost £2.500+VAT for a pair

Fitted Alcove units painted with custom colour.

Custom colour Alcove bookshelves

Dark alcove bookshelves (LHS)

This bespoke alcove bookcase became very popular because of its color. We used a dark paint specified by our client and the result was quite good. With almost 50k impressions on Pinterest these alcoves are on the first place of great ideas. The rough price for those fitted alcoves is around £2.400+VAT

Traditional alcove bookshelves

Traditioanla alcove shelving units

An example of traditional alcove bookshelves with Victorian style detailing to match the property features. As you can see those tow alcove shelving units made with a lot of details such as grooves on the side columns and dressing moldings.

Random alcove shelves contemporary and with minimum details

random floating shelves with cabinet (LHS)

random floating shelves with cabinet (RHS)

Another great example of an alcove shelving units with random floating shelves in modern living room. The shelves design to creating different size random cubby holes inside the alcoves with thickness of the shelves to be around 43mm. The shelves fitted randomly but the alcove units built symmetrical so left and right units are like mirror reflection of each other. The lower alcove cabinets designed to be in line with the chimney breast same depth as a shelves.

Our most demanded alcove floating shelves with cupboards at the bottom.

traditional cabinets with floating shelves (LHS)

traditional cabinets with floating shelves (RHS)

The style of this alcove shelving is definitely one of our best sellers. We made these alcoves in 2011 and since then this design is a very popular choice.

White alcove bookshelves

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white alcove bookcase. idea 6 - 2

Traditional white alcove shelving with cabinets. They are pretty much the same style as the first two alcove bookshelves but painted in white finish.

Alcove shelving with glass doors

Fitted Alcove display unit and floating shelves

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In this example we show you to alcove units. The one on the left is made with floating shelves and a lower cabinet. The unit inside the right alcove is designed to have a display cabinet with paneled glass doors giving you an opportunity to keep your favorite things on show but away from dust.

Alcove shelving with TV cabinet

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Alcove tv cabinet with floating shelves above

Alcoves in the living room are not only good for shelves, they are also perfect places for your TV cabinet.  Here we are sharing with you two examples of alcove shelves made with a TV cabinet at the bottom. In the first example the cabinet was made with a sort of open shelf to store your TV equipment. The second picture of the alcove features floating shelves above the cabinet with the shallow shelf for the sound bar above TV.

Alcove floating shelves with shaker cabinets, Finchley, North Londin

alcove floating shelves, idea 5, LHS

alcove floating shelves idea 5, RHS

Above we share another option for your alcove shelves in your living room. This one is quite simple. Only 3 floating shelves and lower alcove cabinet with shaker doors. Minimum details and simple look it's a good idea especially if you are looking to save some money.

Alcove bookshelves only and without cabinets at the bottom.

shelving alcove unit with shelves from top to bottom

Alcove shelving unit without cabinet

Here the two examples of alcove shelving units made without cabinets at the bottom. Why build the cabinet if you want more space for books? Making shelves from the bottom right to the top of your alcove you create a lot of storage space for your books.

Another example of classic alcove bookcases with cabinets

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Classic fitted bookshelves inside living room alcoves. Containing plenty of detailing like skirting at the bottom, beading around the doors and grooves along the side of the units.

Alcove bookshelves with log storage, Wimbledon, South West London

Looking for alcove log store ideas? Combine wood storage with drawers and shelves like on this example above. You don't need to have firewood storage on both alcoves. Like in this case we have normal classic alcove bookshelves on one side, however on another side we have completely different alcove design. This alcove is made with a wood storage cabinet and drawers at the bottom finishing with shelving above.

Fitted alcove bookshelves with sliding doors and LED light in the shelves, Fulham, West London

Yes, that's right we can make your alcove shelving with sliding doors as well as you can see from this example. We made these shelves in traditional style with grooves on the frame and reassessed beaded doors. They are also made with super bright LED lights inside the shelves. They look awesome!

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Traditional alcove cabinets with floating shelves above, Islington, North London

Another beautiful example of our product - a pair of alcove cabinets with floating shelves above. Cabinets made with traditional shaker beaded doors, plain skirting board at the bottom and finishing 36mm thick countertop with the lip around.

Alcove tv cabinet with floating shelves

Alcove cabinet with floating shelves

Some more AMAZING alcove shelving examples..,

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Alcove cabinet with floating shelves

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fitted alcove bookshelves with light

Traditional alcove bookcase with grooves and paneled doors very dark green color


Alcove floating shelves and 3 door cabinet

In some cases, alcoves can be quite wide to fit standard two-door cabinets and the rule of thumb is if your alcove is more than 1.35m then it is better to have 3 door cabinets instead of 2 doors. Like in this example we installed three alcove floating shelves with 3 door cabinets at the bottom because the alcove size is approximately 1.5m wide.





Alcove floating shelves


Simple minimalist alcoves storage solution

Very clean and minimalist example of the alcove cabinets with floating shelves.

Alcove shelves with a Desk space

An example of the fitted alcove bookshelves with the desk. We actually made few of these styles during the pandemic because people started to work from home and needed some desk space.

A three door alcove cabinet with floating shelves above

Just an example of the wide fitted alcove shelves with cupboard.

If you'd like to see more ideas of the living room fitted furniture, not only alcoves but also large wall shelving units, please follow the link below:

Fitted Bookcases Full Gallery