Room of Your Own

Room of Your Own: Bookcase Style

I love a well-styled bookcase. It can elevate and pull together a room like nothing else. It’s not as tricky as you might think, if you stick to a few simple rules and fill the space with books, objects and artwork you love.

tip 1
Pick a color palette and stick to it so the look feels curated.

tip 2
The books: hardback only, and remove the sleeves, or cover them in great-looking paper.

tip 3
Add art. Use smaller pieces that fit within the shelves, or go bold and hang a larger piece or decorative mirror against the front of the bookcase.

tip 4
Mix it up. Add in objects, sculptures and something natural, like a plant or a piece of coral.

tip 5
Rearrange until it feels just right. Don’t be afraid of negative space, and if you don’t love it, don’t use it!

Photo courtesy of Cassie Freeman of Hi Sugarplum,

bookcase baubles

the books

the art

the objects













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