I’ve got my design library transferred to my vintage brass etagere in the studio revamp, so I thought I’d share some tips to help you style your next bookcase!
When creating your stacks, remove book jackets to help create uniformity of tones, and spread spine colors out between the stacks:
Mix vertical and horizontal stacks. Have fun with bookends!
Integrate small objects to add variety of scale. Vintage finds and mementos add character:
Vary shapes & sizes of book stack toppers. (And don’t feel the need to top every stack):
Add a piece of art as a back layer for depth:
You don’t need to layer books perfectly like a pyramid on top of each other largest to smallest, bottom to top. Try mixing it up a little to give the appearance of a more casually stacked arrangement that would naturally occur in a working library:
Et voilà! A styled bookcase in no time.
Good luck! Hope these tips help!
Photos & styling by Erika Brechtel