Styling a Bookshelf: 10 Homes that Get it Right + 5 Tips for Your Own – Design*SpongeThe number one biggest styling struggle is the dreaded bookshelf. Allow me to show you the basics of bookshelf styling by teaching you how to arrange the three areas of your bookshelf: the lower shelves, the middle shelves, and the top shelf. If you prefer to learn by watching, then you can get The Basics of Bookshelf Styling video when you sign up for the free Home Styling video course. Click here to get the video course. Those are the shelves that are below waist level. But on an open bookcase, you want to ground your bookcase with items that have a lot of visual weight.
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I needed that. Crafts Pearltrees says:. You could try getting a shelf that touched the ground. I have lots of shelves and struggle to dress them up.Thank you for this. July 25, at pm. Gwen says:. Most of my books are reference and DIY so i use them a lot.
I see how you did your bookshelf colorcoded the home in DC but, I love your voice about the book shelves and how the books are disappearing, but still want to incorporate little objects in here and there…. Love your style. I love all these tips. Just wanted to say.
I love small vignettes on bookshelves, I chose to make an eclectic-looking section with some fun knick-knacks to yo it out, and I think my friend Katie really nailed it too with her built-ins - link as my name. Drop a comment and let me know if you have any questions or if I just confused the heck out of you. AMEN, Rachel. Howev.
I love the texture and warmth that the wallpaper backed shelves added. Reed Davis. I agree with german girl: a bookshelf needs lots of books or it is just a shelf. September 16, at am.
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I arrange by author. Design Inspiration. The large size of the shelves make it perfect for displaying large objects amongst the books. May 22, at am.
In this post: Struggling with how to decorate a bookshelf? Whoever designed this bookcase made it pretty easy on me because they broke the shelves up in a way that the shelving space on both the left and right sides is perfect for housing a single decorative accessory so for those it was one and done:. Choose books you can bring some color into your space by choosing ones with spines in your favorite colors or by wrapping them in a favorite fabric or you can keep things neutral by turning the books around so the pages show instead of the spines and add a decorative bookend. These are a few of my favorites:. The rope whatchamacallit on the bottom right of my bookcase would have worked well in that spot too!
Jennifer says:. Install a slim wall shelf to solve both problems in style! I think if you have a small quantity or are the kind of person who never refers back to their books it may work. To the pleather, and to the Disappearing of the Books.
But on an open bookcase, an English major. No books or too few books is a sad sight to me, you want to ground your bookcase with items that have a lot of visual weight. Maybe craft paper. You are a true humanitarian.