Have you ever found yourself staring at your bookshelf not knowing which direction to take? What to do next? What needs to be “fixed”?
Well, let me tell you:
We’ve all been there!
That’s why I’ll try to help you out with these tips on how to arrange bookshelves. They will sounds simple at first (and they really are), but don’t take them for granted because they will make a difference in your bookshelf decor!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine
Personal items make the room look cozier and more welcoming. It can be something like a family photo, a travel souvenir, or a decor piece someone gave to you on a special occasion. As long as it has a personal meaning to you, it can be qualified as a personal item.
Use Odd Numbers
This tip may sound a bit funny, but it’s a trick lots of designers and decorators use to make decor better. Arranging objects in odd numbers, especially in sets of three, will help you achieve the perfect look and make the bookshelf more interesting.
Books (Of Course)
There’s no bookshelf if there aren’t any books, right? There’s a variety of ways you can place them on your bookshelf, it’ll depend on the size of the shelf, the size of the books, how many books you have, and so on. But to get you started, here are a couple of ideas:
- Group them by color or size
- Place them horizontally to create a standing platform for another object
- Place them vertically and create a focal point by varying the heights
Add Some Light
We all love a good lighting, and adding it to your bookshelf will give it a special look. It can be a lighting fixture installed above (and in between) the shelves, like the one from the photo above.
You could find those modern lamps shaped as cactus, letters, animals, and similar, to make your shelf more modern and joyful!
There are many interesting objects you can add to a bookshelf, like:
- Metallic items
- Coral sculptures
- Children’s artwork
- Vintage DIYs
They’re all guaranteed to make your shelf look awesome and these can even be conversation starters when your guests come over!
Have you noticed there’s not a single decor tips article where I don’t find a way to say plants need to be around? Well, can’t blame me, plants make everything better! From improving the air quality indoors, providing you a better night of sleep, and beautifying your home decor.
How It All Ties Together
Once you take in all this information, you can clear your shelves and start gathering the objects and books that will go back up there! I’m sure you’ll be able to create a gorgeous new bookshelf design!
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