It takes more than built in Bookshelves, custom raised panel wainscoting and a plank ceiling to create a beautiful library. Creating a library takes books and creating a beautiful library is all in how you style your bookshelves. “Styling” is just a fancy word for “putting stuff on the shelves”.
I mean, we can all enjoy the beauty of finishing a project and these builtin bookshelves are no exception.
But once the shelves are filled with books and treasures, the space feel homey. Not to mention it’s a functional feature!
1. If you don’t have enough books to completely fill your bookshelves YET, you can fill up some empty space by leaning a few books up against the end of a row of books. I do this on several random shelves, alternating the angle on different shelves.
- I like to organize my books by height. I try to put books that are relatively similar in height on the same shelf.
- On shelves where I want a single topic of books to be placed, I put the tallest book on the left and gradate down to the shorter books.
I like to be random about how the books sit on the shelves. Some are straight and tall. Some are stacked in piles. Some are lounging around all slouchy, leaning on one another…almost ready to fall over.
But even amidst my chaos –is order. The stacked books go from largest to smallest and the slouchy books are all the same height.
6. Above all, make YOUR eyes happy. You are the one living in your home and enjoying your space so you are the one who gets to decide what works for you.
Put on some good music, dance around like a crazy person and have fun Styling your Bookshelves!