Mrs. Fixit: Decorate A Bookshelf

April 5, 2009 6:40:11 AM PDT
Love the look of designer bookcases, but can't figure out how to get the look? Well, I'll show you how easy it is.

There's a basic rule that will help you get the nice look you want. The rule of thirds.

One third books, one third accessories, and one third free space.

Work from left to right on the first shelf, and right to left on the next. This will help achieve a balance.

Balance is an important part of an arrangement.

If you have high books on the left side of one shelf, you don't want the same types of books in the same place on the next shelf.

Think outside the box as far as your books go. There's no reason you need to line up books like a library.

Try lying books on the side to use as a bookend or to lift up a favorite accessory.

When choosing accessories for your bookcase, think about colors that will enhance your books or the room as a whole. This is a chance to add a pop of color to draw the eye.

As far as the free space, you need a place for your eye to rest. If you crowd a bookcase, it's going to look messy and cluttered.

A low cost, high style that can make an everyday item like a bookcase into a wonderful accessory for your home. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple.

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