The bookcases in my "Girl Cave" loft were in pretty sad shape. I just put whatever was at hand in there mainly to have a place to put it and it certainly wasn't decorated. Here's my take on How To Style Bookcases.
When I redid the family room, the leather chair came up here and the wicker chair I had previously here went to the family room, so now that there is leather here and this place is also my office, I wanted to give the bookcases more of a library look. As you can see in the mirror, the bookcase/entertainment center is across from the seating group
I really enjoy this piece here, great to watch some of my favorite tv shows, listen to music and the storage is fantastic too. I just needed to organize those shelves and make them look better.
Arranging bookshelves is always tricky. You can add other accessories, or definitely make it a library with all books. I like a mix of both fun accessories & books. I also like to create little vignettes on each shelf by placing books, plants and decor items together. I also really prefer a layered look with some items in the back, some angled and something in front. This seems to give each shelf some depth.
Each shelf has a grouping of books for my "library" theme, however they are surrounded with a variety of other decor pieces.
Now I need to purge a ton of stuff and make a trip to Goodwill. It's funny, this house doesn't seem to have as many surfaces to decorate as the last house, so I need to dwindle my stash down to the things I really, really love.
How about you, are you always purging and switching things out too?
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