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  • G Levitt

    love the accessories and i love a built in book case

  • Debra Engstrom

    builtin decor ideas

  • Brandy Eaton

    Great blog about styling bookcases, with lots of examples. New living room built ins?

  • Catherine Cook

    Built in bookshelf styling.

  • Lauren Dowdy

    how to achieve a well styled bookcase {and other design tips} this is great with all my built ins!

  • Molly Mason

    bookcase styling... i like the idea of a built in bookshelf at the end of a hall

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tutorial - how to achieve a well styled bookshelf. The key to good balance is layering from front to back and adding elements at varying heights. Build from the ground up by adding different elements and layers to create an engaging and interesting composition. (multiple photo examples)

I’ve always loved this bookcase composition and shared it in a previous about creating a dazzling display. This white bookcase was dressed up with the addition of grasscloth wallpaper at the bookcase back. It adds an unexpected touch to a typical built-in – via Cottage and Vine

Love the blue background! Great idea for the kitchen pantry.

Arrange Books by Color.  Inside this IKEA Expedit, the books are grouped by color, and also displayed both horizontally and vertically.  Practical baskets mix with glass bowls, vases and collectibles to form an aesthetically pleasing display on a brightly painted wall.

this is well arrange, but just too quiet for me. If the inside backs were painted a Chinese red, all of the beigey objects would just pop! They would assume an importance they don't have now. Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

bookshelves Kraus Schoenberg Architects #books #libraries

Library: Even if you have a lot of books, alternate their position between laying horizontal and vertical, then add accessories throughout – via The Art of Doing Stuff.

These shelves are awesome, I love when the shelves disappear against the walls and only the color of the stuff ON the shelves is what really catches your eye. Seems to me its less "great shelves" and more "great stuff!"

Well Styled Bookcase...It Starts at the Back.  Simple inexpensive bookcases become stunners when their backs are dressed up with paint, fabric or wallpaper.  Eddie’s Billy Bookcase was brought to life with a pattern that accentuates the balanced display of books and collectibles.