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Analysis of a Well Styled Bookcase

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?

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from IKEA

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A row of IKEA bookcases lines a wall. On top is framed art and lamps. Billy bookcase: 39.99 http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/roomset/20151_idst08a/

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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

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from Bloglovin’

IKEA bookcase hack (Stylizimo blog)

IKEA bookcase hack

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Kallax IKEA Hack tutorial - adding a back board and feet. Ours is black so maybe a patterned/coloured back and copper feet.

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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.

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IKEA Billy bookcase: Leave an extra-wide shelf at shoulder height, so you have space for a mirror and to display some treasured items. A curtain is a nice touch, too.

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from Apartment Therapy

Winning at IKEA: A Year of Using IKEA All Over the House — Best of 2014

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.

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from Design Evolving

Painted IKEA VITTSJO Bookcase

I could put an IKEA VITTSJO bookcase between my bed and the wall - room for a lamp shade, and some books - do some measuring

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