How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

I love to read, even though I have to admit that most of my reading happens with e-books nowadays, I absolutely love seeing homes filled with books. There is however the issue of how to store your books. You could buy a bookcase and put them in A-Z but there are more creative ways of styling your bookshelves. In this post you see some lovely ideas on how to style your bookshelves, from arranging them by colour to putting them in backwards (and yes I know, it is quite difficult to find a book if you style it like this). Just take a look and get inspired!

The bookshop style

I’m going to start with my favourite way of displaying books. You don’t see it too often but I love this sort of ‘bookshop display’. On top you have a normal shelf with books and underneath more a table display the way you see often in bookshops.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

 

Arrange your books by colour

Arranging your books by colour is a nice way to add a nice pop of colour to your home.

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Put your books in backwards

I know, I know.. Some people absolutely hate this. But if you don’t need the books regularly then putting your books in backwards is a nice and neutral way of storing your books. This way all your books give your home a clean and calm look. You can spice things up by adding some personal items on the shelf as you can see in the second picture.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

if putting all your books in backwards is a bit much for you. You can of course do a combination of normal styled, backward styled + some lovely other items to style your bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Bookshelves

 

Play with artwork

Framed artwork isn’t just for walls, you can also hang it in front of your bookcase. This way you break up your wall of books in a playful and very artful way.

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Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

 

Combine your books with small (personal) objects

If you don’t have that many books but you want to fill all those shelves then combining your books with small personal objects is the way to go. Make sure you have a nice balance between books, objects and layers.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

 

Play with horizontal and vertical display

Playing with horizontal ánd vertical display is a nice way to change things up on your bookshelf. For example you can put bookseries on a horizontal pile.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

 

The cluttered style

This one is for the non-minimalist. Basically put in as many books as you possibly can and don’t think too much about the display.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

 

Special niche for special books

Some books are so special that they deserve a special place. For example in the first image where they used a niche in the home to showcase some gorgeous books. Or you can go for a gallery wall book display as you can see on the 2nd picture with the use of Ikea RIBBA picture ledges.

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

Gravity Home: How To Style Your Bookshelves

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