Perfectly styled bookshelves aren’t just made possible by interior designers! The beauty in built-in shelving units is that they are a part of your home, making it a unique spot to showcase your family and interests. You can style your shelves one time and be done with it, or you can constantly update your displays to go with the flows of your family. Use these tips to make the most of your built-ins!
Start Fresh Every Time
Go Shopping in Your Own House
Use Negative Space to Your Advantage
Mix Up Your Items
- Picture frames: You can have more than just photos in picture frames! Consider printing out quotes or framing artwork that you like.
- Greenery: If your green thumb is weak, you have more than real plants to choose from! Faux greenery mixed in with a few live succulents or plants will create the illusion that all of the greenery is real. A tip: Don’t water the real ones on the shelves—this could get super messy and even damage your shelves if the water leaks.
- Books: Showcase your favorite reads or head to an antique store or garage sale to buy cheap, decorative books. Just take the covers off or flip them to expose the pages (rather than the spine) for a more coordinated color scheme.
- Candles: Finally, you’ll have a place for all those candles you’ve received but never burned! Use them as filler pieces or bookends on your shelves.