While these items aren't necessarily what would go with your decor, they show how to use a nice variety of items to style a bookcase. Your eye wants to bounce around and see everything!

While these items aren't necessarily what would go with your decor, they show how to use a nice variety of items to style a bookcase. Your eye wants to bounce around and see everything!

I get a lot of questions on my Instagram feed about how to style built-ins.  They are such a great architectural feature to have in a home!  I have to  admit that when I walk into a house that has built-ins, I get pretty  excited about it.  They are great for adding interest and coziness to a  space...

I get a lot of questions on my Instagram feed about how to style built-ins. They are such a great architectural feature to have in a home! I have to admit that when I walk into a house that has built-ins, I get pretty excited about it. They are great for adding interest and coziness to a space...

First things first: clear the clutter, getting rid of any items that aren't beautiful enough to put on display. (Yes, even those "classics" from college.) Then, stick to an even mix of the six items Dolley Frearson of High Fashion Home laid out for us here. These, she says, are the things every well-styled bookcase has in common.

First things first: clear the clutter, getting rid of any items that aren't beautiful enough to put on display. (Yes, even those "classics" from college.) Then, stick to an even mix of the six items Dolley Frearson of High Fashion Home laid out for us here. These, she says, are the things every well-styled bookcase has in common.

How to Style Bookshelves, Adding Layers to Bookshelves, Styling Bookshelves, How to Decorate Bookshelves, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

How to Style Bookshelves, Adding Layers to Bookshelves, Styling Bookshelves, How to Decorate Bookshelves, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

You can fill bookshelves with more than just books! Old family photos, artwork, baskets and even some sculptural pieces like this gold orb from HomeGoods help add personality and interest to these shelves. (Sponsored pin)

You can fill bookshelves with more than just books! Old family photos, artwork, baskets and even some sculptural pieces like this gold orb from HomeGoods help add personality and interest to these shelves. (Sponsored pin)

Reading, watching, working - you really can do it all in one space! The IKEA HEMNES series may be traditional in style, but smart functions make it right at home in a modern living room.

Reading, watching, working - you really can do it all in one space! The IKEA HEMNES series may be traditional in style, but smart functions make it right at home in a modern living room.

How to Style Bookshelves, Adding Layers to Bookshelves, Styling Bookshelves, How to Decorate Bookshelves, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

How to Style Bookshelves, Adding Layers to Bookshelves, Styling Bookshelves, How to Decorate Bookshelves, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

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