Flashy Tomes: Top Picks for #Bookshelves on Instagram

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!

charm

from instagram/inspiredbycharm

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.

plants

from instagram/mariannasantorodamata

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.

plaster

from instagram/mrchandlerhouse

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.

vintage

from instagram/vintagemomentsblog

Work cubes

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.

focus

from instagram.com/lightfocusurban

Red blocking

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.

cone

from instagram/marawati

Architectural peep

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!

accent

from instagram/melleroberts

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.

dianna

from instagram/remoteseoul

Myth-worthy shelves

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.

unicorn

from instagram/lammajean

Mobile library

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.

cart

from instagram/cominciapererre

Gradient back

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.

rainbow

from instagram/delacroisette

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!