Ones you have choosen your favourite bookcase, there is only another problem: How to dress it?
Today we want to give you some advice on how to dress a bookcase.

So here are some of the rules we recommend:

  • When dressing a bookcase it is all about line, balance and scale!
  • Only put in the books you use often and preferably that look good.
  • Large books and decorative items should be placed at the bottom, they are the ‘foundation’.
  • Start at the bottom and work your way up.
  • Mix books with decorative items.


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  • Plants work too.
  • Use items that in the bookcase that go well with the style of the room.
  • It’s important to mix shapes. If you have a horizontal stack of books, try placing a small, curvy objet on top.
  • keep books with like-colored spines together  

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  • Size matters! Different sized items are essential. Varying heights will make your display more interesting.
  • Don’t over-accessorize. Step back periodically to make sure it doesn’t look too cluttered.
  • Books don’t have to stand up like little soldiers. You can mix it up with books laying down.
  • Add depth by layering smaller items in front of larger ones.
  • Group “like” items together. Arrange objects with similar shapes, textures or colors together to unify your display.
  • Colors should compliment each other and the room.
  • Hobbies and collectibles, like your LEGO’s or Funko POP are a great thing to display on bookshelves. Anything looks better as a collection.
  • Grouping together family photos or arranging books by color will have a bigger impact visually than having the same items spread out.

Don’t lose storage space. You can keep aesthetic appeal without losing functionality. Try adding large wicker baskets or a small rod and curtain to section off storage space.

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These are some advices on how to dress a bookcase
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