Get bookshelf literate. Lifestyle bloggers Yuni Min, Haley Estes, Jeran McConnel, and Jenna Shaughnessy share their top tips and hints for styling a brilliant bookcase to suit your space.
Yuni’s Glam Guest Room Catch-All
If I had to narrow down my design aesthetic, I would say I gravitate towards the modern transitional style. My favorite part of the bookshelf I designed from Hayneedle is the beautiful faux marble shelves. You can’t even tell they are faux! This bookshelf resides in our guest room so visitors can easily find necessary items like towels, pillows, cotton balls, and lotion.
Some of my favorite Hayneedle items are the soft throw blanket, toiletry canisters, and monogrammed bag. The bag would make such a wonderful gift, and what a special way to pamper your guest with some gifts inside. Two things are very important to me when styling and they are functionality and simplicity. It doesn’t hurt when it also looks beautiful!
– Yuni Min, Love Your Abode
Haley’s Rustic Farmhouse-Inspired Storage
I have forever been a lover of home décor but it wasn’t until the last couple years that I truly started to understand my design style. I began to weed out the décor items I didn’t love, and what was left was a true reflection of my design aesthetic! I love farmhouse-inspired décor –especially things that look old and weathered and add charm and character to a space.
Jeran’s Functional Mid-Century Shelving
Bookshelves are not just for books. I love to mix in special objects to give my guests a little sneak peek into who we are as a family.
Thrifted, collected from traveling, and found objects can tell our story. And I love to switch it up often, swapping out my favorite treasures from time to time so that the space feels fresh and new.
– Jeran McConnel, Oleander and Palm
Jenna’s Contemporary Living Room Display
My bookcase is situated in my living room and can be seen the second you enter the front door. I chose this particular bookcase because it is tall and slim – it fits this section of wall perfectly and the height helps draw your eye up and make the room feel taller. I styled the bookcase in a similar way to what I previously did in the built-ins around our fireplace – a combination of favorite objects and books.
I made sure to vary the height, shapes and textures to create interest as well as sticking to a color palette that ties in with the rest of my living room. Finally, I turned the books outwards so that instead of having a multitude of colored book-spines, you just see the pages.
– Jenna Shaughnessy, Wife in Progress