Vary Book Placement. Did you know there are 7 ways to stack books? Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff teaches us how she styled hers in her IKEA Billy bookcases to break up the columns. Notice how she doesn’t just stick to books, she adds art and natural objects too. And don’t you love that reading chair?
Billy in the Bedroom - Ikea Billy bookcases beefed up for added style (A basic 11” inch deep Billy with the extension on top for added height, an added crown at the top and baseboard at the bottom, vertical shelf dividers and trim wider than the shelf edges to make the shelves appear thicker and more substantial.) Centsational Girl blog
Super easy and rewarding DIY : spray paint cheap ikea shelves. It's amazing how much it changes. I had crappy silver ones for under 10$ each and sprayed them black and now they look expensive and imposing. The yellow used here is such a good idea as well, pops immediately, and will become a conversation piece for sure.
Shopping at IKEA, especially on a busy weekend, can feel like a sport, but using IKEA in your home is a true art. Some of our most popular posts this year looked at how people incorporate IKEA products into their stylish homes, often by thinking creatively about alternative uses for seemingly straightforward items.