A Well-Styled Bookcase
Posted July 12th, 2012 | by The Update
From SAS Interiors: There is truly nothing like a well styled bookcase filled with books, accessories, collectibles, and photos that add warmth, intrigue, and uniqueness to a space. Whether built-in or freestanding, bookshelves can represent and showcase you and your families passions, interests, and hobbies. They can make a bare wall go from blah-to-beautiful and make an overall space feel larger and taller.
The key to the overall look is how to pull the accessories together to create an aesthetically pleasing result, yet not add too much so it looks cluttered and not add too little so it appears bare. Let’s take a tour of some amazingly well-styled bookcases:
A great example of a well styled bookcase is the wall-to-wall built-in by Kate of Centsational Girl. Kate decided to paint them which allowed for books and accessories (ie: the white vases) to “speak”. She also added framed art to the backs AND the fronts of the bookcase, which like Cassie’s composition, made the bookcase appear even deeper.
Even if you have alot of books, alternate their position between laying horizontal and vertical, then add accessories throughout – via The Art of Doing Stuff
This bookcase has a good mixture of accessories at varying heights – via I Suwannee
Books become art! This well styled bookcase has some leaning books against a high pile behind to show their beautiful covers. Accessories are added to give scale and break up the monotony – via Lonny Mag
The beauty of this bookcase display is the common thread of color in the books and the accessories. The hues of gold, white, and varying shades of blue create a cohesive composition – via HGTV
The key features that make these bookcases stand out in style are:
- Layer – Add elements to the back of the bookcase and continue it to the bookcase frame.
- Add Varying Heights – Incorporate elements with varying heights. Display smaller accessories in front and graduate to taller and larger pieces behind.
- Mix it up – Display a mixture of books, accessories, collectibles, DIY creations, and photos
- Books Become Art – Books are beautiful. From their color to their typography, books are truly art, so let them tell a story. Display them horizontally and vertically, by color, or by subject.
For homes will all-around style like those in the slideshow above, visit briggsfreeman.com.