In addition, bookshelves give others a peek into your psyche and are a reflection of your personality and interests, so you don’t want things looking cluttered and chaotic. Here are a few expert tips to create magazine-worthy bookshelf arrangements you’ll be proud to share with the world.
Styling a bookshelf is not unlike putting together a stylish outfit. You want to carefully “dress” the shelf in layers instead of throwing on everything at one time.
If you are OCD or just appreciate a sense of order, you can arrange your books by color or make dust jackets of a single color with wrapping paper or even butcher paper. If you are more of a maverick, lump all the colors together and start arranging!
In any arrangement, you need to allow the eye to move smoothly and freely about the shelves by maintaining a sense of space around decorative objects. This will also keep your collections from looking messy.