When I went to visit my friend KC’s new house down in Jacksonville, FL a few months ago, one of the first things I noticed upon touring her beautiful (and I mean beautiful!) home was her fabulous built-in bookshelves. They are focal point in the living room and they are styled absolutely P-E-R-F-E-C-T-L-Y. The girl’s got a serious eye for design & I left totally inspired! This got me thinking about bookshelves and how much of a total “hit or miss” these can be. Here are few tips I’ve learned when it comes to making you you end up in the “hit” category:
1. Mix & Match: books, baskets & accessories:
2. Stack books both vertical & horizontal:
3. Add plants:
4. Keep (mainly) to one color palette:
5. Layer, layer, layer:
Unfortunately, my apartment doesn’t have any built-ins, but I’ve only got floating white shelves (came with the apt), so I made the best of them!! Here’s how I used my tips above to style my own:
What’s your best trick to styling built-ins?!