Bookshelf Makeovers

 

No matter how hard we try, bookshelves gather clutter over time as we just throw things on them without planning ahead. 

 

Taking the time to declutter and display some key items on your bookshelves not only cleans the space but adds your unique personality to the room. 

 

 

Bookshelf makeover tips...

  • Remove everything from shelves and sort items by type

  • Use baskets or bins to neatly store smaller items

  • Sort books by size, color or type

  • Arrange books vertically and horizontally for a more interesting display

Built-in Bookshelves
Built-in Bookshelves

Use a mix of objects and books for an interesting display. This homeowner used an all white theme giving it a calm feel.

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Bookshelf Organization
Bookshelf Organization

Organize children's books by genre to make it easy for them to find the books they want to read.

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Home Office - Supplies Closet
Home Office - Supplies Closet

This bookshelf was custom built to fit in a home office closet to hide the printer as well as printing and office supplies.

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Built-in Bookshelves
Built-in Bookshelves

Use a mix of objects and books for an interesting display. This homeowner used an all white theme giving it a calm feel.

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Bookshelf 1 - Before
Bookshelf 1 - Before

This bookshelf was cluttered with too many small containers and knick knacks, making it difficult to find things.

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Bookshelf 1 - After
Bookshelf 1 - After

Group books of the same size and type together and edit collections for a fresh organized look.

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Bookshelf 2 - After
Bookshelf 2 - After

Mix up your collections and leave open spaces on your bookshelves to give your eyes a place to rest.

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Bookshelf 1 - Before
Bookshelf 1 - Before

This bookshelf was cluttered with too many small containers and knick knacks, making it difficult to find things.

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