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A well-styled bookcase can make all the difference in a room, and will usually be the focal point. Do you have a bookcase that's waiting for a special makeover? Here are some great design tips from House Beautiful and HGTV:
*Have a clean start. Remove everything from the shelves. Discard or pack away any damaged books.
*To book or not to book. Do you want all books, some books or no books? Experiment with different ways to stack books...some vertically, some horizontally in a pleasing pattern. Horizontal books can act as bookends.
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*Personalize the space. Add a favorite collection, a few shapely vases, decorative boxes or baskets & family photos. This makes the display more interesting to others and more enjoyable for you. You don't have to include all these choices. Edit out things that don't fit in.
*Vary the height of your objects,
and don't line things up all in a neat row.
*Go big and bold.
Small items get lost in the overall look.
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*Decide whether or not you would like to add
a special backing to your bookcase.
The bookcase itself can be a backdrop
with paint, fabric or wallpaper.
*Group items by theme, texture, color or shape.
Groupings in odd numbers work best,
and set them off-center.
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*Use a few stacked books as a
pedestal for a special object.
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*Think about the color of your books.
Do you want to sort them by color or have
a specific color palette of only certain colors?
*Adding a small painting is a fun option.
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*Don't over clutter. Keep in mind
the open space around your objects
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*Add a little sparkle with some glass or silver.
A small mirror propped up does the trick too.
Are you inspired yet?