How to Style a Bookshelf
Bookshelves; everyone has them but not all are assembled correctly. Jammed or crammed with various knick-knacks and thrown in books, an unorganized bookshelf can be all it takes to bring a 10-rated room to less than a 5. Here are 10 pointers to keep your bookshelf in tip-top shape!
Use a blank canvas to start.
Before you begin decorating, completely empty your shelves so you’re starting with a blank canvas. This is also a good time to go through your things and decide what’s worth keeping and what you can do without.
Keep it Relatable.
Once you have your “keep” items, organize them into categories. For example, books with baskets or boxes. Art with knick-knacks, and plants with pottery.
Go from big to small.
Place your biggest items first.
In addition to starting with the biggest items, also keep in mind adding depth. Meaning stacking your items from the back to front as well.
Add Varying Heights.
Keep your shelves interesting by having various heights throughout.
Two for One.
Your vases, pottery, knick knacks or framed pictures can also double as bookends. Avoid clutter, and incorporate where you can!
Use Your Books.
What’s a bookshelf without books? Use your books as visual interests, and place from large to small, or even stack horizontally. Horizontal books can also be used as platforms for other objects!
Keep things organized and aesthetically pleasing by color coordinating your items and books.
Dress Up the Back.
Give your bookshelf an upgrade and add a pop of color by painting the back wall of the shelves. Or, get even more creative and add fun wallpaper!
Express yourself with your bookshelf! Add pieces of art, souvenirs from trips, treasures from adventures, or pictures of friend and family.
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