We decided to take you along and show you our process of styling one of our bookcases in the store. Follow these steps and send us a photo of your newly styled bookcase!
Step 1: Start with an Empty Bookcase
Clear off your bookcase to start fresh. Pull together the items you want to use. Include some sentimental pieces in order to make it feel personal.
Step 2: Place Your Books
Place your books first in order to space them apart on your bookcase. We want them to become part of the decor so try to arrange them nicely. Try using corbels as bookends, stack like colored books together, or even put your books at an angle. Putting all of your books on one shelf pulls all of the visual weight to only that shelf. Spreading them out will help balance that weight.
Step 3: Place Your Larger Items
Choose some larger pieces to fill out your bookcase without making it look cluttered. These pieces should balance out your bookcase even before you fill in with smaller items. Try to find some pieces with texture. On this bookcase, we used woven lanterns, a custom floral arrangement, metal cubes, and a porcelain floral vase.
Step 4: Fill In and Layer
This is your last step! Fill in any gaps on your shelves and don't forget to layer some items! We layered by adding a bird and a votive to the top of a stack of books and a floral orb in front of the sign. These last touches complete your look! Enjoy your styled bookcase!