For décor that pops, nothing surpasses built-in bookcases. As soon as they’re there, however, the work begins. Filling all those shelves can be an intimidating task. Below are a few tips for creating bookshelves which look streamlined and clean, enliven the décor and, most important, add a personal touch.
Martha O’Hara Interiors
When it comes to bookcases, sometimes basic white is a little too simple. Paper them with something special for an extraordinary pop regardless of what you decide to fill them with. Glass shelves work well with a background pattern to create maximum effect with no visual jolt of a thick piece of wood.
Tobi Fairley Interior Design
For a simple, budget-friendly DIY project, catch a can of paint and a brush and create a look that’s all your own. A bright color really makes a statement, however even a minor contrast could be eye catching.
It could appear like a small detail, but lighting could make or break some room. Don’t settle for shelves which fade into the background when gorgeous bookcase lights can’t just add to the décor of the room but also illuminate your reading collection. Plus, any avid reader knows that fantastic lighting is essential to curling up with a novel.
SRM Architecture and Interiors
A bookcase nook may be the perfect place to display a distinctive work of art. A portrait, a painting or a favorite photo may add a personal touch to what are the focal point of the room. A bookcase can be also an excellent place for what can often be the most necessary evil of décor: the TV. Surrounded by molding, arches and books, a TV would blend nicely.
When it doubt, you may never go wrong using your bookcases for the things they were made for: books, books and more books. Sometimes bookcases are able to look contrived, however you may never go wrong by stuffing them full of your own favorites.
Eisner Design LLC
For attractive storage area, nothing surpasses a bookcase. Toys, games and puzzles fit perfectly on shelves at a playroom. Stuffed animals and dolls neatly into shelves at a child’s bedroom as well as in the kitchen, bookcases could be attractive storage for glasses and plates.
For those who adore the look of bookcases but desire a buffer, glass doors are a stunning option. They are classic and clean and look great with just books, or else they can easily transform into a display space for all your treasures.
If you don’t like the expression of bookcases with real books, filling them with vases, plates, plants and other gathered trinkets is a great alternative. Symmetry is nice, but it isn’t mandatory.
Angela Gutekunst Interiors, Inc..
For the look of bookcases with no construction, fake it with bookcase wallpaper. This Brunschwig & Fils Bibliotheque wallpaper has ever been a favorite of ours for half bathrooms, libraries and some other small nook that’s difficult to decorate.
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