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6 Tips for Styling your Bookcase

If you love reading, you probably have a bookcase in your home. Bookshelves are crucial because they help you find books faster and keep your home organised. Since they are functional, bookcases also need to be stylish such that they make your house more attractive.

Here are some inspirational tips you can use to make your bookcase more stylish.

Mix Up the Book Placement

The first step to styling your bookshelf is mixing up the book arrangement. More specifically, some books should have a vertical alignment, while others are placed horizontally. Do this is within one shelf and also mix up the other shelves such that some have all books placed vertically, and others have all books in a horizontal position.

By mixing up the positioning of books, you will keep things interesting and help distribute the styling of your bookcase evenly.

Arrange Books by Colour

Although this idea is controversial, arranging books by colour is commendable unless you have thousands of books in your collection. Putting books that have similar shades together creates a beautiful pattern that adds to your bookcase’s stylishness. On the downside, it may not be easy to find a particular book, especially if you have a vast collection.

Introduce Decorative Objects

Another tip that can improve the stylishness of your bookcase is the addition of decorative objects. These could be souvenirs and mementos from your travels,treasured belongings, or the trending homewares.

Depending on your style, you can use almost anything to decorate your bookshelf. People who like classic designs can add an old telephone or a typewriter, while those who love plants can add potted greenery or a vase of flowers.

Don’t hold back from adding decorations to your bookcases. Sometimes, the pieces you think are useless end up enhancing the outlook of your shelf.

Add Greenery

Indoor plants breathe life to your bookcase and improve the air quality in your home. Even better, there is a wide range of options that you can choose.

If you don’t have the time or knowledge to take care of green plants, you can use artificial plants as a substitute. They have the same visual impact but don’t require maintenance.

Incorporate Artwork

Artwork can boost the aesthetic appeal of your bookcase significantly. Make sure that the positioning of the artwork doesn’t interfere with the book’s accessibility. Likewise, the books should not obscure the artwork. For example, you can position the art inside uncopied shelves or on top of the case.

Alternatively, you can place the artwork near the shelf’s back, with smaller decorative items in front of it.

Add Metallic Accents

Adding a few metallic objects to your bookcase enhances its styling. You can use different metals, but ensure that you stick to one theme. If you go warm, use gold, brass, or copper. Otherwise, use silver, nickel, or black.


Despite being overlooked by many, bookcases contribute to a home’s overall outlook. Use the tips mentioned above to style your bookshelf and increase your property’s attractiveness.

Joe Maillet

Joe Maillet is an avid reader and a writer by heart. He is an author, freelance writer and a contributor writer, who write articles and blogs for various leading online media publications and for CEO and entrepreneurs from across the world. He keeps himself updated with the latest marketing trends and always recognized in the industry for providing solutions to B2B and B2C businesses.