Bookshelves create a special decorating dilemma, but shouldn’t be overlooked as a fantastic opportunity to create yet another interesting focal point in a room. Consider using photos, artwork, knick knacks and collectibles to add interest to those rows of books. Don’t overlook that special antique plate your grandmother gave you. Or those special clay figures your children made you in grade school.
Whatever you choose to display on your bookshelf, books are only a part of the decorating process. Here are some easy rules to follow and ideas to consider that can turn your bookshelf into a work of art!
First take everything off the bookshelves. Look at the books and decide which are worth keeping; which ones can be placed elsewhere (they can be used in stacks of two or three under lamps on a nightstand, for example); and which books you can live without by giving them away.
When organizing your books in an artistic manner, consider more than size when lining them up. Make the bookshelf a show place rather than just a storage place by arranging and stacking the books in an interesting manner.