If you are what they call a book lover, you probably already have a book corner in your home or office. Or, if you’ve recently taken up reading as a hobby or lifestyle and plan to keep your favorite reads close at hand, you should carve out a reading nook in your home. Now, a well-designed bookshelf not only provides a secure surface to keep books tidy and accessible but also elevates the overall room as well. A bookshelf is not only a functional piece of furniture, but it can also be an accent piece that looks attractive when designed to perfection!
Are you looking forward to keeping your books neat and organized? Then watch out for these easy-to-adapt tips for styling a bookshelf like a decorating pro:
First of all, know that a bookshelf, as the name suggests, is intended for keeping books and arranging them on a stable surface. To make sure, you add the same thing apart from a few extra decor objects. In the event that you add those plastic drawers, bills, receipts, or any items that should not be visible in the first place or should be kept in designated drawers or boxes, they should be removed from the bookshelf immediately. The bookshelf should look good, clean and tidy.
Follow the rules but also make your own
To keep the books in a tidy manner, mostly arranged by size, color (book cover color), titles, authors and more, you can of course follow these arrangement rules to form an eye-pleasing effect on your bookshelf. But you can certainly create your own rules for placing books, too. For example, put books behind you that you are not currently reading and vice versa.
portrait, landscape, or both
Arranging books vertically is one of the most popular and preferred practices for bookshelf design. Keeping books horizontally takes up more space than vertical ones and is a good option if your bookshelf is large or you have a limited number of books. For an interesting setup, you can switch between portrait and landscape mode between the shelves.
Add some, loose some
For the avid reader, it is entirely possible to own more books. If you have more books, you should put them in order first before putting them on the bookshelf. Put aside those books that you don’t plan to read or just eat dust. Donate or resell the same. This will give you enough room to include new books whenever you plan to buy them!
Create interest with objects
A bookshelf is not simply for adding books. Adding only books about the same thing will make it look boring. Add some decor items like picture frames, tabletop things, some souvenirs, etc. to give it a personal feel. This way, you can create a point of attraction for anyone who visits your place.
A glimpse into nature
Adding greenery in the form of potted plants, succulents, and a terrarium is a great way to decorate a bookshelf. Add greens in attractive planters and place them next to the stack of books. If you can’t devote yourself to real plants, attractive fake plants also make a smart choice to embellish your bookshelf.
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The story was first published: Friday, November 25, 2022, 19:00 [IST]