Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Library Shelves Styling

I messed up!  My library shelves are finished, but it may be a year before I actually finish filling them up in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.  I should have taken a photo before I started placing items in them up but I forgot to do so.

Styling shelves is definitely not my forte.  Maybe if I had an endless shopping budget and could start from scratch but that really wasn't the point here.  I had them built in order to house the books and items that I already own with maybe just a few added accessories here or there.  It is hard to master scale and proportion with such large shelf openings.  I only own small hardcover books, and very few coffee table sized books that would serve to fill up the space better.  Here are some photos I am garnering inspiration from:

Source: via Kate on Pinterest
I am going for a collected global feel.  While I usually prefer to decorate rooms on my own...this is an instance where I would love to hire an interior designer to help me!  Nonetheless, I will share with you what I have done so far next week.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that bookshelf styling is not as easy as it looks! Unless you have an endless amount of fabulous pieces...cant wait to see how yours turn out!