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Organized Design: Tips For Styling Your Bookshelves

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 02, 2013 01:03 AM
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by Caitlin Flemming last modified Apr 18, 2013

Bookshelves can be a great feature in any room. They’re an opportunity to showcase your interests and personality through books, art and curated items from traveling. There are times you can also run the risk of having  storage units  look cluttered and they end up being a catch-all. Some may think it’s a little daunting to style items or objects in plain sight. However, you’ll be amazed how easily you can turn your own bookshelf into a fabulous focal point by following four simple steps. 1. Books: Mix it up – instead of going vertical, stack books horizontally. It will create a graphic feel and alternating stacks between vertical and horizontal can create a more relaxed look. 2. Incorporating Art: Having framed artwork adds another element to your bookcase. They can be propped up on shelves or can be leaned to create a layered effect. 3. Vary Scale and Height: Rather than simply lining items up on a bookshelf, try to create small groupings that combine similar items in different sizes, colors and textures. 4. Creating Vignettes: When you're looking at your bookshelf try to create little moments with items – a bowl of treasures or necklaces, a grouping of vases, layering art, stacking books with a few items on top. Imagine if someone was taking a photo of that little grouping and if it would look good. Axess 5-Shelf Pure White Bookcase , Saul Modern Grey Shelving Unit , Reid White Shelving Unit or Media Stand , Zuo Mission Bay 6-Level Distressed Natural Shelf I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite bookshelves for you to place in any room so that you can create your very own beautiful bookshelf. If you’re looking for a place for extra storage – a bookshelf does the trick, but in a stylish way. Happy decorating! Images: Live Creating Yourself , Etsy




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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