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There are those that say that printed books are becoming less popular because more and more people are opting to fill their time with other activities like binge watching and smart phoning. Whether you believe the hype or not, have no fear - bookshelves are in no danger of going away any time soon.
Our offering of stylish bookshelves ranges from low profile to tall and handsome and comes in a variety of expertly crafted styles in materials to suit your tastes and your needs. Before you get shopping, take a look at our simple tips to learn how to style your bookshelves. Before you know it, you’ll have them looking like the magazine-worthy pieces they long to be.
PICK YOUR ORIENTATIONIf you’re looking to fill a tall space like the area on either side of a fireplace or on a narrow wall, a vertical bookshelf would be a great pick. Long and lean, this type includes options crafted from glass, chrome, metal, concrete and wood. Some styles lean in a ladder-like fashion while others are staggered or open concept in their designs. If you want to fill a longer wall, go for a horizontal bookshelf. This is a good choice if you want to display decorative items on the very top tier and maybe hang a mirror or gallery wall above it.
KEEP IT SIMPLEFor Instagram-ready shelf styling, resist the urge to load up every space. Ensure a clean, uncluttered look by choosing a one-colour or tone-on-tone scheme for vases and trinkets and make sure to mix up shapes and textures. Every once in a while, take a step back to look at the overall balance of your arrangement. Place items off-center or play around with bigger or smaller pieces until you like what you see.
LESS IS MOREModern decor often calls for a minimalist look, so try grouping together small stacks of books that are similar in size. Accessorize with streamlined vases and metallic decor, leaving lots of open space on shelves to leave room for the accessories to take center stage. Add interest to your book collection by alternating stacks of books horizontally and vertically and add variety by using decorative objects as bookends.
GO FOR THE BOLDInject touches of your colour scheme into your bookshelves with boldly hued accessories and picture frames that’ll stand out amongst all the other items on display. Or if you’re feeling really sassy, organize your books by colour for a visual treat that’s undeniably striking.
If you’re willing to make the effort to style your bookshelves, this furniture hero is a definite must for your decor. If not, mosey on over to take a look at our cabinets. Closed doors are great for concealing chaos! Whatever you choose, we’ve got a stylish solution to meet your needs.