Bookcase Styling Design
Do you have a bookcase or shelf that you just can’t seem to get right? Bookcases can be super difficult to style! Especially if you’re unsure of what to use in terms of accessories, or struggle to find aesthetically pleasing items already at home to display on them. Luckily, there are a few principles to keep in mind when accessorizing a bookcase! In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a Bookcase that is styled to perfection!
How to Recognize a Styled Bookcase
A styled bookcase is one that looks perfectly balanced. Traditionally a bookcase would only contain books, however this can often look cluttered or bulky. So by using decorative accessories, you can actually create a perfectly styled bookcase! This combines books, with other household items like photo frames, and accessories to give it that polished, cohesive, and designer look.
Fun Bookcase Styling Facts:
Built in the 16th Century, the existing bookcases at Oxford University are the oldest to remain. It was during this time that the first bookcases were invented and built. Libraries became popular, where shelved galleries over flat walls were installed to showcase collections of books.
Since then, bookcases have evolved massively! But the original principle remains the same – shelves installed over flat walls in order to display books. The main difference nowadays is that not everyone reads the same books, nor places the same importance on it. Instead, bookcases are often used as a combination of things! Firstly as storage for any books in the house, but also as a way of displaying family memories and other decorative items to create a well rounded and balanced area.
In order to create a well balanced bookcase, it’s important to think about all shelves together and use the zig-zag principle. This principle means that items with a similar shape or size shouldn’t be placed directly above, below, or beside each other. Instead – they should be diagonally placed from one another.
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