A bookcase stacked high with books is just a wonderful feature in any home, but sometimes we’re all about the accessories on our shelving. If you’re finding the trend hard to nail, here’s a few pointers…
Stacking decorative boxes on top of books creates something a little more exciting. We like to stack our books as well as placing them vertically to create a variation in height. Mixing up the way you group items together works great and makes the whole thing a little more interesting.
Add plenty of decorative objects, such as an ornaments, vases, or even quirky bookends. Make use of eye-catching items to add pops of colour and texture – head to H&M or Wilkinson for their range of cute home accessories.
Create A Theme
One of our top tips for creating a well styled bookcase is to work with items in the same colour palette or overall aesthetic. Mixing in pastel shades with metals can look chic, but if you like the rustic vibes, add in a touch of glass in the form of candles, vases and old perfume bottles.
Add Personal Touches
Your bookcase should certainly say something about you. Add decorative items that you have picked up on your travels, or that relate to one of your hobbies – you can even use washi tape to stick a postcard or small print to the back of the bookcase.
When you are finished adding in everything on your shelves, take a stand back and check if your bookcase is visually balanced. If it doesn’t look quite right, try moving around items and placing them on different shelves and within different groups of objects.
Taking a step back and analysing your shelving arrangement is the easiest way to get your styling right. You may find you need to add in some extra colour, or even realise that you’ve gone overboard with a certain shade.
You can easily keep playing with your items untill you have it just right!
Any tips for creating the perfect bookcase?