Are bookcases out of style?
Bookcases can be outdated, especially if not looked after, made of fast-furniture, and filled with other items rather than books. However, a stylish, modern bookcase made of solid wood and filled with volumes can still create an enjoyable atmosphere in your living room.
How do you structure a bookshelf?
The basic rule of thumb for decorating bookshelves: one-third books, one-third accessories, and one-third empty space per shelf. If you’re short on storage, fill the bottom shelf with identical boxes or baskets. Organize 60 percent of books vertically and 40 percent horizontally to create both balance and spontaneity.
How do I make more rooms on my bookshelf?
There are some ways you can maximize the space on your shelves, too:
- Go horizontal.
- Use your shelves for support.
- Use books usefully.
- Stack books in unused spaces—under beds, in empty drawers, under coffee tables.
- Hang shelves from any space that’s not being used.
How do you style a shelving unit?
How to: Style a bookshelf
- Start with larger items first. It’s easy to come undone when you begin styling your shelf with small decorative items.
- Bring in artwork.
- Mix up book placement.
- Introduce decorative objects.
- Put an item on your stack.
- Decorate in odd numbers.
- Add greenery.
- Consider adding a vase of things.
What should I put on my living room shelf?
TIPS & IDEAS FOR WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR SHELVES
- Plants, plants and more plants. Plants are super on trend at the moment.
- Texture. Look for fun woven baskets, wooden prayers beads and little boxes to add texture to your shelves.
- Candle holders.
- Pictures, art prints and photos.
What do you put on the bottom shelf of a bookcase?
The easiest way to style your lower shelves is with storage containers, like bins, baskets, crates, or lidded boxes. Using storage containers on the bottom shelf gives you hidden storage and creates visual weight on that bottom shelf to anchor your bookcase.
Should I organize books by author or title?
Most public libraries organize their books alphabetically by author when shelving fiction, as do bookstores that don’t categorize by genre (and certainly, you can combine the methods—see below!). You can organize books by the same author alphabetically by title or leave ’em any way that feels right.