Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Before and After: Bookshelves

Bookshelves, especially built-ins, can be a big challenge. Bookshelves can be the perfect place to not only keep your books but also display some of your favorite pictures and accessories.  However, often times bookshelves end up looking cluttered and chaotic.  Below are before and after pictures of some built in bookshelves that we redid.  

Check it out! 


 After they were cleaned out: 


  • We arranged the bookshelves on the left side of the room by color. Grouping the books by color helped the shelves look interesting and organized.  We then choose our favorite accessories (pictures/ bowls/ pottery) and added them in sparingly.  
  • For the bookshelves to the right of the fireplace, we kept it simple and neutral in color as to not distract from the mantle and fireplace.  

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