3 Easy Steps To Styling Your Bookshelves

3 Easy Steps To Styling Your Bookshelves

We all love a good #shelfie, don’t we? Snapping the photo is the easy part. Getting it to photo-worthy status is the bigger task. Properly styled shelves can add sophistication and interest to any space. Don’t take it too seriously, have fun with it. At the same time, you want to pay attention to the details of color and texture you are adding as you go. Keep everything you add in line with what’s already stacked and you’ll have beautiful shelves to show off in no time!


1. Start with BOOKS. Stack them both vertically and horizontally and sprinkle the colors around evenly for a more collected, pulled together look. Simply put, don’t throw all your darker books in one corner and your lighter books in another unless you are doing that color coding thing which is more for a proper bookshelf, less for a collection of pieces and objects.

2. The ART of shelving – Not all shelving can house art but if it can, do it! Incorporating art into your shelves does some really good things: 1.) It adds personality. 2.) It draws your eye to the back of the shelf, making it look deeper and bigger and creating a sense of layering. 3.) It takes up a lot of visual real estate that is otherwise hard to fill with smaller objects.

3. Mix it up – This is the step where you add all your pretty things – your objects, sculptures, vessels, collections and even lighting. Mix up the textures, sizes, styles and tones but stay within that color palette so it doesn’t get too messy and look like a thrift store.

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