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Bookshelves are the best way to show your personal style within in your living space. It’s a place to display art, literature, design pieces, books, and more. It can be overwhelming to decide what kind of vibe and overall look you want to go with when styling a bookshelf, but the most important thing is that it represents you! You should feel inspired when you look at a finished display of the things you love selectively arranged with balance and beauty.
Here are some simple tips to help you get started!
Books are an obvious addition to any bookshelf, but be intentional about which ones you display! Colors and textures make a subtle but huge difference in the overall tone of your bookshelf. Look for neutral colored books, and colors that coordinate with the rest of the room. Also, go for hardcover! Hardcover books make the space look upscale and bold. You can put them next to each other vertically with a nice bookend, or stack them horizontally and use them as a stand for a bowl or decorative art piece. Opportunities are endless!
2. ACCESSORIES ARE KEY.
Think of your bookshelf as a gallery that expresses your style. Whether you add a marble bust or modern sculpture, accessory pieces will elevate the look and feel of your space. They bring dimension, dynamic height, and a mix of textures. You can use wooden bowls, baskets, or ceramics to make a statement. Plants and frames are essential accessories. They bring your bookshelf to life, and that adds not only to your bookshelf, but to the entire room.
3. INCORPORATE ART.
Artwork is so important to a home, and that includes your bookshelf! Choose a variety of sizes and orientation to create a more eye-catching big picture. You can lay art behind a bowl or a stack of books for an extra layer of dimension, or you can hang it on the wall to create a structured look.
Whatever you choose, remember, it should represent you and your style! We love doing shelves on our projects and hope you found a little inspiration from some of our arrangements shown.
You’ve got this!
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