a post from Nest Egg and learned a few things about how to style bookshelves.
There are lots of great tips in that post, but the a few points I really took to heart were...
Bookshelves should have...BOOKS!
Pull everything to the front, don't push to the back.
Organize your books in all different directions.
Be conscious of the colors you're putting together.
So I scoured our house for some pretty books. Only to find, we DONT HAVE ANY!
Exhibit A (the bookcase in our office)...
I've never understood why people spend the extra money on hardback books, until now. Our paperback books aren't pretty enough to display!
So, I went to my parents house with a purpose...STEAL SOME BOOKS. You see my parents are a little bit pack-rat-ish. So they have lots of things...so they usually don't even notice if I "borrow" a few things.
In the entryway to their house, I had walked by them a million times and NEVER even noticed an amazing collection of old hardback books.
So, I filled up a box full of a few of my favorites. They have the most beautiful covers and wacky titles.
It seemed like plenty at the time, but here's where one box got me...
Not too far.
So I went back and got three more boxes, and here are the results...
Aaaaah, much better.
Now, I have to show some close ups of these amazing books! The covers are so cool and I love all the titles. If you love old things, this will be some major eye candy.
If you don't...consider this post over NOW.
I'm obsessed. I'm going to keep rotating which books face out so I can display all these gorgeous covers!
Thanks for reading!