how to arrange bookshelves

Styling a Bookcase

How to decorate shelves

If you’re not afraid of color and have an artistic side, this look is perfect for you! Arrange your books between an assortment of objects you love like small sculptures, colorful picture frames, bud vases, and even air plants. Don’t be afraid to arrange your books in different formations, too. We love how some of the books in this shelf are set vertical and others are piled in small stacks.

Great blog about styling bookcases, with lots of examples.

southern living. shelf styling.

wallpapered bookshelves

Eclectic accessories for a personal touch

Simple Steps to Beautifully Decorated Shelves

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built-ins, styling

Built-in bookshelves . . . Hollow interior walls are wasted space.

Bookshelves with lighting. Beautiful.

ANY shelf turned on it's SIDE.... add long foam cover pad. ( or use one that fits from the patio ) add pillows and you have a lovely .... WINDOW SEAT . Colours and Choices of Pillows are yours. I would love to do this all in a Shabby Chic design.... Cool

My oak bookcases are now white... they are similar to these and are eight feet long. I like these and like the pictures above the books. How about the desk in front of the bookcases?

Great alternative to a railing...storage!

Aubrey & Lindsay's Little House Blog

What a gorgeously organized set of bookshelves - veranda.com

built in