Top 5 Tips for Styling Bookshelves

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all staying warm out there. These winter storms down here in the south are crazy. Fortunately, we’ve been lucky over here and we’re just enjoying this time indoors. I’ve also been taking this time at home to declutter and better organize little areas of the house.  I even finally finished decorating the gold bookshelf in Beck’s nursery with pieces that were passed down to us from family along with beautiful decorative objects from At Home stores. Sometimes decorating bookshelves can feel intimidating and overwhelming so I always like to start by choosing pieces that I truly love and then working around those pieces. I also suggest mixing and matching bigger and smaller pieces that complement each other to create a layered and balanced look. Start with large staple items, and then trickle in your smaller, more intricate objects. This will make your shelves look full and complete. Scroll through this post to see how I decorated the bookshelf in Beck’s nursery.

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Full disclosure: Beck doesn’t play in his room often especially unsupervised, but I realize that eventually I’ll have to move up the more breakable items. Also, this glass and shelf can be mounted to the wall.

See all full details of Beck’s nursery here–>Baby P Nursery Reveal

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Top 5 Tips for Styling Bookshelves

1) When it comes to styling tabletops and shelves, I always like to include at least one unique piece along with decorative objects that truly reflect our personalities like treasures brought back from recent travels and or pieces that remind us of a special time in our lives.

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Fun fact about the “Love You Forever” book: Blake’s late father gave this book to his mother (Blake’s grandmother) as a Mother’s Day present over 20 years ago. He wrote a letter to her on the inside of the book and pasted photos himself with his mom and with Blake all throughout the book. Blake’s grandmother passed the book down to us last Christmas just before Beck was born. Since the book is so special we deiced to put it on display in Beck’s room.

2) Mix and match bigger and smaller pieces to create a layered and balanced look. Start with large staple items, and then trickle in your smaller, more intricate objects. This will make your shelves look full and complete.

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We found these gold and glass boxes at At Home and put Beck’s silver comb and hair brush from Blake’s grandmother in them.

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3) Book stacks and decorative boxes are my go-to items for adding height and creating visual interest to a shelf or tabletop. I love these custom book stacks with our names and birthdates stamped on them. It adds a more personal touch to the room. Find them here–> custom book stacks

4) Include a piece of artwork to add more personality to the shelf. I also suggest adding a pop of color with greenery from a plant like a small succulent. Plants and colorful artwork help bring the room to life. I found the gold plant holder at At Home.

See all full details of Beck’s nursery here–>Baby P Nursery Reveal

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5)  I love using vintage inspired luggage as decorative pieces because not only do they look beautiful on display, but you can also store special things inside of them. I plan to put some of Beck’s mementos in these two pieces of luggage.

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pom pom basket

We found this cute pom pom basket at At Home Stores to put all of Beck’s stuffed animals in.