Hello Fabulistas! Books are one of the best home accessories because they’re beautiful and functional. I’m always adding to and rearranging my own bookshelves for a fresh look. When I’m feeling short on inspiration, I turn to Instagram for ideas from the oft-used tag #bookshelves. Here are a few recent interesting styling choices via Instagram.
Luxe, fruity ends
Lifestyle blogger Michael Wurm, Jr., of Inspired by Charm keeps it simple, but bright and fabulous, with these gold pineapple bookends. I love bookends because they transform any flat space into instant book storage. They also add lots of personality to plain shelves!
Room to Grow
Bookshelves aren’t just for books! Architect and set designer Marianna Santoro shows this open geometric shelving unit leaves plenty of space for plant life in a modern, upbeat atmosphere.
Plaster makes perfect
Sometimes faux books are (almost) as good as the real thing. I wouldn’t mind having a few less books at the ready if my shelves were accented with this chic plaster book installation from Chandler House.
Room for interpretation
There’s a time and place for appreciating the absence of space. This bookcase as seen on the Etsy Vintage Moments Shop‘s Instagram feed falls into that constraint. The collection of books, objects, pottery, and souvenirs would get lost against anything other than a white wall.
Lest we forget bookshelves as a workplace staple! This custom bookcase/room divider from Urban Living by Jon Wei inspires some serious creativity and organization.
Color blocking is a trend that’s not ending any time soon. The look of white font set against red book spines—with a pink thrown in for good measure—makes for a lively bookshelf display.
Bookcases that turn volumes on their side always make for intriguing architectural elements. This one provides a glimpse into another room with easy book access for both sides!
Elephants on parade
A row of book spines with varied titles, fonts, and colors always keeps the eye roaming. However, you can’t help but follow along this march of mini elephants as another level of interest on the bookshelf.
Here’s a grand case for using bookends for decoration on a bookshelf. These unicorns bring attention to some of visual merchandiser Samantha‘s favorite reads.
This rustic storage feature gives new meaning to the phrase book cart. The distressed, painted wheel and cart make a brilliant foil to the arranged rainbow of children’s books.
Textured, colorful shelf backs breathe personality into industrial shelving. Fashion and interior designer Ivana Demrovsky of La Croisette also shows that these colors magnify the impact of sculptures.
I love checking out design ideas and inspiration on Instagram. What are some of your favorite #bookshelves images from Instagram? I’d love for you to share them in the comments!