How To Dress Up The Bookshelf

Bookcases are not just for books.  There are many ways to style a bookshelf.  My style is to keep it personal.  Collections, family pictures and art can all be enjoyed on bookshelf.

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Blue and white Asian happiness jars I’ve collected are on display on the top shelf,  high enough to enjoy and protect from young visitors.  Stack books horizontal and vertical for a casual look.

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Investing in furniture, rugs and lighting leaves little for accessories.  Shopping estate sales and HomeGoods allows me to bring home quality at a fraction of the original cost.

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Boxes are great for storing TV remotes.

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A bookshelf holds a grouping of tortoise shells I started. Leaning a tortoise shell on the backshelf adds depth and texture.

For a cost saving and environmentally friendly idea, shop the local library for books.  Ask for books that have been weeded and are going to be discarded. These are free.

There are a few more bookcases to finish.  I like the way they are taking shape.  They tell my story.  Design takes time.  Make it personal.


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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