In keeping with our bookshelf theme, I’m back to share rules (more like tips) I follow that Cobi didn’t mention.
So, what are my rules?
1. Turn ugly books around. If you have ugly books, you have a few options to make them fit in with your aesthetic. The easiest way is to simply turn the spines to the back. Other options: place said books in a basket, magazine file or create decorative book covers using wrapping paper.
2. Don’t keep all books in the same direction. As Cobi said, place some books on their side to create pedestals. I think it’s more natural to line books along the left side, but you can face the fronts to the right, too. This will make it easier to balance the shelf and create visual interest.
3. Use decorative pieces as bookends. Put pretty, heavy objects to good use.
4. Add art to create layers. Place small art in front of books or hang art on the back of the bookshelf.
Find that adorable bird printable here.
5. Hide ugly items behind books and art. We all do this, why shouldn’t you? It’s valuable real estate! If you have ugly items that you need access to (not especially often), tuck them in behind a frame or books.