Tired of looking at your boring bookcase?
Well keep reading homegirl because you are about to be wowed! I’m going to make you look at that bookcase of yours in a new light.
With just a bit of imagination, we are going to transform your bookcase into a stunner with these 10 tips that will show you how to style a bookcase. They will be sure to turn any boring (yawn)bookcase into something magnificent.
So let’s run down the list….
Bring The Background To The Forefront
Cover the background of your bookcase with something pretty. It will really stand out with a decorative wall paper, stencil design, wall decal, scrap paper, paint or even mirror tiles for a glam look.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #1: Strip It Down!
Expose your bookcase by removing the back panel for a continuous look and feel throughout your space.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #2: Switch It Up
Your books don’t always have to be positioned vertically. Add some variety by placing some of them horizontally. Why not kick it up a notch and place a nice little trinket up on top of your books?
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #3: Dress Up The Little Guys Too
The shelves themselves can also get some decorating love with a pretty ribbon.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #4: Hide The Clutter
Add some stylish baskets or even a fabric panel for containing the mess.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #5: Get It Right and Measure
Don’t waste your time or money on gas toward trips to the store to return your finds. Measure the shelves of your bookcase and take your measurements with you on your shopping trip. You’ll instantly know if the piece you are eyeing will fit in its new home.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #6: Personalize It
Add accessory pieces that radiate your style and personality for a personal touch.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #7: Like Color Themes?
Choose items in the same color family for a unified look.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #8: Less Is More!
Keep function in mind when getting your style on. You’ll want to be able to get to your favorite books so whatever you do, don’t jam pack your shelves.
How To Style A Bookcase Tip #9: Light It Up
Now that you’ve styled your bookcase until your heart’s content, why not show off your masterpiece with some lighting?
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Now that I’ve shared my secrets with you, how about you share with me some of your tips on how to style a bookcase? Let me in on your secrets by leaving a comment below. I can’t wait to hear how you make your bookcase stand out and shine!
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