39 Clever and Genius Bookshelf Styling Living Room Decoration


The sculptural and stylish Bookworm Bookshelf by Ron Arad for Kartell can be attached to the wall in a spiral, gentle curve or numerous other shapes to appeal to children. Add new items as you find them, to make your display a true reflection of you and your style.

Full book shelves add more of the uniquess to a room, but getting the arrangement right can be challenging, whether located along a wall, flanking the fireplace, or tucked in the corner, built-ins offer a great place to display your favorite books, accessories, and photographs.

If you don’t have built-ins, a free standing book case or a grouping of hanging shelves are a great stand-in. Start by filling your shelves with what they were intended for, books. For a clean, more uniform look, group them in like sizes. To create a more interesting display, stack some books horizontally and others vertically and vary the placement of the books from shelf to shelf. After you’ve placed all your books, start layering other items.

To create a comfortable and beautiful living or family room, planning and placing furniture in the space is a critical first step. Then, once you have it all in place, it’s time to add the personality. The three easiest outlets for this are mantles, bookshleves, and additional wall art. There are no rules to follow so feel free to layer as much or as little as you like.

Place intersting objects on top of stacks. Use heavier items as bookends and fill in empty shelves with collections. It’s a bit of trial and error so just keep moving things around until you like it. If you want to layer more, you can even hang a framed photo or piece of art on the outside of the shelves. You can also be creative with the shelves themselves. One way is to paint the back of the shelves an accent color. Using a dark color such as black will make your books stand out even more.

If the shelves are in a casual setting. Add some whimsy by decoupaging the back of the shelves with pages of old books. You can also be creative with the shelves themselves. One way is to paint the back of the shelves an accent color. Using a dark color such as black will make your books stand out even more. If the shelves are in a casual setting. Add some whimsy by decoupaging the back of the shelves with pages of old books.