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January 17, 2011

Beautifying Our Bookshelves

This week I am hoping to tackle the small task of doing some pretty things to the bookshelves in our house. We only have three bookshelves in our home (2 small, 1 big), so it shouldn't be too big of a job. Just a few images that I'm looking to for inspiration...

 I'm definitely considering adding wallpaper to the back of the shelves.
Love the mix of books and other objects.
Of course, the popular rainbow bookshelf.
I really like the mix of the books sitting horizontally and vertically. I plan to do this on some of our shelves.


Do you guys think small details {like pieces on bookshelves} are important? I think they can totally make a room! x



Images from decor pad, country living, apartment therapy, lonny mag, and flickr.

13 comments:

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

I totally agre with you! Its a fine line between being too cluttered and stylish so i think they take a lot of thought. I like the old battered suitcases and the monochrome look and the rainbow bookshelf!
Rachie xo

modern jane said...

I desperately want a built in bookcase in my living room! GREAT images.. makes me want one even more!

jessica said...

i love mixing objects with books... but it definitely takes some planning, so you don't get a cluttered look! i'm loving 1, 3, 7 & 8!

and check out my blog... i'm having a giveaway!! :)

Kendra @ House of Ficek said...

I totally agree, I like to display pieces to break up the shelves. I still have yet to finish our shelves, and I think I need to do so rainbow organizing... guess I need to start over again

Morgan said...

I need to do this! I have a beautiful hutch but I haven't quite figured out the placement of everything on it. Make sure you post the final re do! :)

Katelyn said...

I wish we had bookshelves in our apartment! Love all of the inspiration... my fave is the rainbow bookshelf :) I've adored this look for a while.

Good luck with decorating! Can't wait to see the after photos!!

Michaela said...

I agree- they make a room! I"m all about the details! I also like the vertical and horizontal action. It will add interest to the eye!

-Kasey said...

I think decorating a bookcase is like decorating a mantel. The right pieces, placed in the spot, can really add character to a space! :)

Holli said...

My bookshelves are a mix of books and pieces and I like to place the books vertically and horizontally.... I think it's fun!

emily said...

Great inspiration images. I saved similar ones when I was decorating our bookshelves. I lined the back of ours with wallpaper. (http://name5things.blogspot.com/2010/09/wallpapered-bookshelves.html)

Kelle Dame said...

I can't wait to do something creative with my bookshelves that don't exist yet!! It could be another couple years but I can already see them! Thanks for all the inspiration. Can't wait to see yours!
Kelle
xx

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i think they are SO important. this post makes me excited to re-arrange my bookshelves!

Stephanie Joanna said...

I just wrote about bookshelves on my blog not too long ago - I still haven't found the perfect one for my apartment but I LOVE the ones you show here! Call me crazy, but I think a room full of books is gorgeous!

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