Styling a Bookcase

As we are building our bookcases, I, of course, have been thinking about decorating the bookcases.  I think Mike is slightly irritated every time I talk about what I want to do, because he is focused on all the building, but I can’t help myself.  I am working on gathering some inspiration for styling bookcases and wanted to share some great pictures and resources I’ll be referring to as I get my stuff together.  John and Sherry wrote about their styling tips here, BH&G offers some great tips and pictures to go with it, and Kate offered some great advice here. I’ll definitely be referring to their tips during my styling session, but in the meantime, here is some eye candy.

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I can’t promise that mine will be as pretty as all of these beauties but I’m going to try my best!  I plan on using a lot of what I already have around the house then hitting up my favorite thrift shops and flea markets to fill the rest of the space.  If you noticed, a lot of these bookcases have fun colors/patterns in the background and I have a fun, cheap, and removable way to fill the backs that I’m excited to get started on also.  Ok, your turn.  Anyone have any great tips or must-dos for styling a bookshelf?


Comments

  1. Excited to see what u guys come up with.. and what color u use as the back drop… Are u going for a certain theme or just a hodge podge of things??

    • I don’t really have a certain theme in mind…just clean, simple, and uncluttered:) It’s getting close!

  2. I love them all!!! We built ours a few months ago and I “styled them up” a few weeks ago. They still need a lot of work!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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