Bookcase Styling 101

Bookcases are not only a classic place to store your novels but also a vehicle for creativity and expression of style! Make the most out of your bookcase by accentuating it with unique trinkets and sentimental artifacts. We’ve pulled together some inspirational looks to help you get started on arranging your bookcase!

When it comes to arranging books, classic isn’t always better. Try stacking your books horizontally rather than vertically for something different! This also gives you the option of adding a decorative accent like a candle on top the books for more visual appeal.

BHG Horizontal Books

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Use your bookcase to store craft supplies but do it in an organized, disguised fashion like Kelli of Lolly Jane! Kellie cleverly stored away her crafting tools in mason jars, crates, and trunks. Check out her guide on how to build your own crafting bookcase here!

Lolly Jane Trunk Bookcase

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Keep your bookcase functional and organized with storage bins and magazine holders! Just make sure you stick to a set color palette when choosing your organizers so they don’t become distracting. Mix in some decorative pieces to keep it from looking lackluster.

Apartment Therapy Organized Bookcase

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Create a shabby chic look with your bookcase by arranging vintage accents among the books. Visit your local thrift store or antique shop to find some charming one-of-a-kind pieces. Up the vintage vibe with some antique books!

BHG Antique Bookcase

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If you’re going for a romantic feminine look in your apartment, trying painting the back of your bookcase a fun color like bright pink! Then decorate with neutral colored books, vases and frames to let the color stand out.

Censational Girl Pink Bookcase

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