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How to Decorate a Book Shelf

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2012 at 12:57 pm

From the library of Congress to your living room, the look of books is something that instantly creates comfort and style.  If you’re lucky enough to have some roomy bookshelves to experiment with, then this blog is for you.  Unless you’re a decorista with an eye for this kind of thing, it can be a bit tricky getting just the right arrangement.  Luckily, the fabulous pinners on Pinterest and styling tips from yours truly will get your book shelves looking magazine spread worthy in no time.

1.  Space.  Leave some of it!  Not all bookshelves need to be crammed wall to wall with books.  Sometimes leaving a little blank space gives a viewer the ability to take in the beauty of what is there and focus on each piece.  A few well-placed books and meaningful knick knacks or picture frames with family photos can be all it takes to give this space just what it needs.  The arrangement above is a perfect example of how to make free space work for you and not feel empty. (more…)