Styling a bookshelf may seem easy, but there’s a little more to it than you might think – especially if you want a look that’s intentional and cohesive. It takes a consideration of color and texture, as well as scale and composition.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry. We’ve got it all the tips you need to have your guests asking, “How do you do it?” Watch the video and read on to find out more.
Group Items in Threes or a Triangle Shape
Remember: Three is the magic number. Most décor looks best when grouped with two other items. If the outline of the grouping creates a triangle, even better.
Group Similar Colors, Materials, and Textures
Your bookshelf décor doesn’t have to match, but there should be a color scheme or theme that ties it all together. This will create a sense of harmony that’s easy for all to admire.
Add Depth with Layers
Layers add visual interest and depth. Vase sets are a good starting point, if you’re unsure where to begin, but any combination of short and tall or narrow and wide objects will create the same effect.
Keep it Simple
Remember that decorating is all about balance. A little extra space on one or two shelves will keep your décor from feeling cluttered.
Elevate your Keepsakes with Books
Lay a few books on their side to elevate small keepsakes that would otherwise look lackluster or out of place.
Organize Books by Height or Color
Organizing books by color is a trend with some staying power, so why not try it out? You can always rearrange by height if needed.
Use Clear Containers for Small Collectibles
Whether you collect sea glass, coins, or other small trinkets, a clear glass vessel is an elegant way to display them. Try a decorative box or mix things up with a lantern-style candle holder.
There you have it! Keep these simple tips in mind, and you’ll find your bookshelf décor looking fresh and balanced. Do we hear a weekend project coming on?