Whether you’re going for the serious library look or you’d rather have a whimsical, fun bookcase as the focal point in any room, you need to know how to decorate like the pros to pull it off properly.
Should you group by color, add accents to break up the books, or arrange them in alphabetical order? All of the above?
Hot Tips for Captivating, Attractive Bookcase Style
Ultimately, this is your bookshelf. It’s in your home, and you need it to make you happy. You can do that while making it attractive—but first you need to determine what organizational style will work best for you. For many people, bookcases are largely decorative; if that’s the case for you, you’ll be focused more on aesthetics than on organization (and that’s fine, too).
Keep in mind that if you have rare or antique books, it’s best to store them without putting pressure on their spines. Stacking may be the most appropriate way to display these types of books in order to preserve them.
Adding Unexpected Accents
When you add an unexpected accent (or two) to your bookcase, you’re doing two things: breaking up the monotony of the books and creating a great focal point that adds character. Consider a charming antique or a bright, colorful photo.
We love this photo of a styled bookcase styled by Jenny Kramer Decor on Instagram.
While it’s always nice to add trinkets and other carefully chosen accents to your bookcase, think about the paint, too: many interior designers choose to create a backdrop that’s a few shades deeper than the room’s color, which highlights the bookcase’s contents and gives it a more striking balance. Want something more vibrant? Use a contrasting color instead.
Themed décor is always good, too. From shoreline-inspired beach décor to clocks and modern mechanical ornaments, you’ll find that adding your own touch to your bookcase makes it even more appealing.
Need Help From a Professional?
We have everything you need to style the perfect bookshelf at The Peddler. If you find that organizing a bookcase isn’t your forte, don’t give up.
Our professional interior design services in Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities may be exactly what you need to transform your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Feel free to gather inspiration on The Peddler’s Instagram or our Facebook page.
You can also pay us a visit or call 615-896-5431 to schedule a consultation with an interior designer right now.[ninja_form id=1]