By Sing0. Bookcases. At Friday, July 27th 2018, 20:41:35 PM.
More than books. The key to beautifully arranged shelves is variety. Fill some shelves with books (don’t forget to switch between lining them up and stacking them) and fill the rest with art, objects, and houseplants. Focus on letting each collection of items tell a story—the baskets you picked up on your latest trip to Mexico, or your love of black and white historical photos.
Quick sophistication. Quirky collections—like the owl figurines here—are just the thing to break up a book lineup. But this eclectic shelf illustrates another key concept to a polished shelf: Pull books to the front of the shelf. Pop-up shelves, crates climbing up the wall add another dimension to this living room, plus the chance to mix hung art in with the boxes.
Coloring book. In a kid’s room, shelving books by color is a fun way to teach the hues—and the arrangement can turn all those tiny, clutter-prone volumes into a lovely decorating feature.