September 14, 2020

How to Style a Bookshelf

By Stephanie Edwards
How to Style a Bookshelf | Highland Ridge Decor

Here at Highland Ridge we understand the difficulty of balancing life and organization, that's why we are here to help! Here is an essential list of tips to easily and effectively arrange a beautiful home bookshelf.

1. Start from Scratch 

Though this may seem like a simple step, it is oh so important! Starting fresh will help you decorate with more mindfulness and intent. Clean off your bookshelf first, then slowly add pieces that inspire you. 

How to Style a Bookshelf

(Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash)

2. Smart Storage 

We want our space to not only be restful, but also functional. Adding a basket or chest can create useful storage space, without sacrificing simplicity. If you find yourself unsure of where to place items you need to conveniently access without displaying, try adding a stylish woven basket or vintage wooden chest. 

Grandkids Make Life Grand Magnet Board by Highland Ridge Decor

3. Hit the Books

Find your favorite titles and arrange them in groups including a minimum of three books per set. You can position the small stacks vertically, horizontally, or a mix of both! Display the spines for easy locating or expose the pages for a curated, yet unified look.

Invisible Bookends by Highland Ridge Decor


4. Bring in some Green

Plants open up rooms and spaces like nothing else can; they add life and airy calm to make the coziest of nooks! Succulents are a great option for those seeking a low maintenance routine to best accommodate their busy schedules. Not only do plants look great, but they are great for you and help clean indoor air and harmful toxins. Start with one plant and see the difference it makes!

South Carolina Wall Art by Highland Ridge Decor


5. Personalize

This is such a fun, special step to use in reaching your bookshelf styling dreams! Everyone's decor items are as unique and different as their own personal experiences. The handmade tapestry from an unforgettable trip abroad, a family heirloom passed down from generations, your child's artwork or their favorite photo, to that vase that spoke to you at your local farmer's market. Your home should speak of who you are and what you love.

Custom Name Mail Organizer by Highland Ridge


Our sleek, thin metal bookends will not only help you organize your bookshelf, but most importantly, highlight and compliment all of your unique and special decor items that represent who you are, where you've been, and what you love!

Industrial Modern Bookend by Highland Ridge Decor


Let us know if this helped you, and share your own tips and tricks on how you like to style and organize!

With love, from our home to yours. 

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