Feb 28, 2013
Nerdy Chic: Organizing & Decorating Your Bookcase
Books by color from Land of NodOnce the books are divided up, I like to put them in height order. Tall to short always looks best, but to avoid the "perfect" look you can mix them up a little. Be sure to align the books with the front edge so they look neat.
Neat bookcase from PinterestHave things other than books? Invest in some bins. This is a great way to add color, too. You can add accent colors here, or tone a colorful room down buy picking up black or white bins. Large bins can hold smaller items and papers, and magazine bins are a great way to keep those mags in order!
Bookcase with bins from PinterestNow the fun part...we style! Is there a bookcase style you LOVE? Look at some of your favorite designers and figure out which look works in your home. I like to space the books out so they aren't all in a row. I also turn some on their side, just to create a little more visual interest. Play around with this. There is no right or wrong way to style! Figure out what works for YOU!
Styled bookcase from LA ConfidentialLast, accessorize! You'd be surprised with how many things you already have at home. You can work with just about anything, the key is, the space should represent YOU and YOUR FAMILY. Add some framed pictures or treasures you picked up on your last trip. Place them in the empty space between books, or even on top of books. Again, there is no wrong way to do this, so you can try it multiple ways!
Accessorized bookcase from JPM DesignOrganizing and decorating bookcases are so much fun. You get to tidy up and create a new look at the same time. Will you be working on your bookcase this weekend? I'd love to see what you come up with. You can tweet your pictures to me, @robinbaron, or leave me a comment below.