How To Guide on Styling a Bookcase
Rhythm and Balance is everything here! When thinking of what to put on your shelves following these tips. First pick your color scheme, then….
Texture: Baskets and Plants
Books: Hard bound in like colors (take off the paper cover and expose the book spine)
Picture frames: Stick with all the same color, so we see the photo and not the frame.
Decorative Boxes: These are used as art and as risers
Found Objects: Anything that you love and want to be showcased
Pottery in the stable color tone of your choice.
Shapes: Things that are square, round, tall and short
As you start putting it together remember rhythm and balance is so important. If you put a plant on the first shelve on the left, you will need something with texture and the next shelf on the right. We don’t want a square frame in the same position on every shelf, rhythm makes the shapes move and the eye follow. As you rotate the positions from shelf to shelf you are creating rhythm. Balance is making sure the weight in distributed properly, darker objects create weight.