Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bookcase Styling

Styling a bookcase can be a daunting task if you aren't sure where to start or when to stop. The trick is finding the right balance when it comes to the sizes, shapes, colors and textures of the items you are storing and displaying. It's not rocket surgery (ha ha) but it takes practice to create a well styled bookcase.

In my opinion a bookcase should serve two purposes - 1) a place to store books and/or other functional items that you use regularly and 2) to display items and accessories that have a personal meaning to you. I'm not a big fan of just 'stuff' on shelves just because it matches your home's decor. While this is a great way to stage a house, it's not real. Fill your home (and your bookcases) with things that you love and the things that you use and you will create an environment that is unique and personal!

Here's a random assortment of inspirational bookcases that are styled to a T;

I'll be back tomorrow to share some pictures with you of a bookshelf I recently revamped and restyled. See you then!

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