I would say that of all the little spaces in our homes, bookshelves probably cause the most grief. I get asked all the time how to style them. And I get it, I really do. There is a balance to creating the perfect bookshelf look. You want one part book, one part mementos, and one part accessories. It’s almost like mixing up the perfect drink!

Bookshelves can be tricky. I think the one reason people often get it wrong is they stuff them full of books, which leaves no room for character. This is an area to really show off your books, your travels, your family and your favorite things. Mix it up when it comes to bookshelves:

  • Add family photos
  • Books that will be read, or read again
  • Mementos to show off your personality

The mix gives it that eclectic vibe that feels collected over time and not overly styled. In addition to the 3 things listed above there are a few other tricks us designers do to take it up a notch. There are five things I always include in my bookshelf designs to get the designer look. These five things are what make your space look awesome, and collected.

Want to know what those 5 things are? Well you’re in luck! Interior Designer Carla Aston and I will be doing a FREE tele seminar September 15th at 1:00 PM EST to talk shop about all things bookshelves. We will divulge our biggest design secrets to help you get the look!

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