There’s nothing a book lover appreciates more than a comfortable, stylish spot to enjoy their collection. When it comes to design, this can translate to a cozy nook with a few floating shelves or a spacious library with floor-to-ceiling built-ins. Plus, the styling opportunities for bookshelves are endless. You can decorate shelves with artwork or lush greenery, dress them up with a trendy paint color or wallpaper, stack books vertically or horizontally — the list goes on and on.
To offer some guidance on how to decorate your own bookshelves, consider this roundup of inspiring designs. These 20 bookshelf decorating ideas are proof that creativity, attention to detail and a well-curated collection are all it takes.
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A Lesson in Scale
Every bookshelf deserves that one oversized statement piece, like a brass geometric sculpture or a heartwarming black-and-white photograph.
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Vignette on Top
If you have a collection — vintage fans, for instance — make them a part of your bookshelf setup. Fill the empty space on top of your shelves with your treasured finds.
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Layers of Accessories
Upgrade all-white shelves with unique decor, including a