If you have ever wondered why the room is not working, maybe it is lacking a focal point. A focal point may be a fireplace, a grand piano, a stunning view, an impressive piece of art, a textured wall, or anything else that grabs your attention when you enter into the room. If you do not have any of these eye-catchers, a fantastic way to make a focal point is using bookshelves or other kinds of shelving.
While built-in bookshelves are appealing, there are many different choices: stainless, shelves with brackets, corner shelves, open cabinets, hutches, cubes, leaning, adjustable track shelving, and much more.
Find them in antique stores, yard sales, unpainted furniture stores, Pier 1, Crate & Barrel, Home Goods, and many others. Buy DIY (home made ) bookshelves at stores like IKEA, Target, Wal-Mart, and so on. You will be amazed at what you will find in all shapes, sizes, and prices ranges.
Produce Eye-catching Bookshelves or Shelves
Bookshelves do not need to be boring.
— Show off your selections and passions
— Forget symmetry and be bold
— Vary accessory height
— Set a interesting object on a flat stack of novels
— Group like things (books, art, seashells, etc.)
— Insert art
— Use baskets or glass containers
— Contrast dark shelves using light things (and vice versa)
— Organize novels and items by color
— Layer photograph frames, art, mirrors, and trays behind additional products.
— Place a mirror behind items that you need to highlight.
Suggestion: Pick 2-3 accent colors you’ll use repeatedly during your shelves. Pull these colors in the room the shelves are in, so that your shelf styling matches in.
Gone are the times when encyclopedias lined bookshelves. Nowadays, bookshelves aren’t only for books. They are sometimes used to display art, vacation finds, family photographs, music boxes, collections, and anything else you enjoy looking at if you are in the room. Below are a few ideas for bringing the beauty out of your shelves, until you populate them.
— Paint your bookshelves or shelves exactly the exact same color as the walls to make a unified appearance.
— Flank equal bookshelves on each side of a doorway, window, or fireplace.
— Wallpaper that the rear of this bookshelves so that they popup.
— Paint the rear of the bookshelves by pulling on a color from a product in the room (for instance, a sofa, chair, or part of art.)
Make an Artful Arrangement
See to your bookshelves or shelves as a blank canvas and let your style shine.
1. Start with a clean slate by removing all items in the shelves.
2. Collect the things to display and set them by color, theme, or size.
3. Take three of the biggest things you accumulated and set them on various shelves.
4. Fill in with moderate and smaller bits and begin grouping.
5. Cluster strange numbers of bits. Odd-numbered groupings are somewhat more appealing, memorable, and powerful than even-numbered groupings.
6. Organize your publications by color, size, or subject.
7. Use lighting to add effect to a particular piece or pieces.
8. Now stand back and find out what you’ve done.
— Perhaps you have attained balance of color?
— Perhaps you have incorporated many different shapes?
— have you got the ideal dimension and scale?