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Foolproof Bookshelf Styling

If you read my weekend recap you saw that I am working on a little bookshelf styling of my own. It’s an art I tell ya! The shelves have to be perfectly imperfect. I’m half way there but I need a few more books and accessories to finish. As if I need an excuse to buy more beautiful books! But I do have a few tips on how to style your bookshelves that always work for me and some inspiration spaces.
1. Book placement…place some vertical & others horizontal even within the same shelf.
2. Use decorative objects but stick with a common color scheme.
3. Add in organic materials…shells, wooden accents or something you collect.
4. Try coordinating the colors of the books.
5. Art-stack framed pieces on the shelves, hang them from the molding, etc.
 
Do you have any fool proof tips for bookshelf styling? What’s your favorite look? Crammed and cluttered or simple + clean shelves? 
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  • I drive myself crazy styling bookshelves – I always am constantly tinkering with them. These are great tips!

  • I love the look of a styled bookshelf. My parents have one they keep telling us to come over and get but haven’t done it yet. You’ve inspired me to get a move on!

  • One of the hardest things to tackle I think. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  • It took me forever to get my bookcase just right…it seems so easy…..balance at the end of the dy is what I strive for.

  • It’s definitely a process! I’m always changing and moving things around.

  • Sounds like you need to make a trip! The styling part is the most fun! :)

  • So glad you enjoyed…I’m always loving your DIY’s and tips :)

  • Definitely…it’s all about balance. I just stick things place and then move one piece here, one piece there…until I feel like it’s all where it should be!