Bookshelves offer a great opportunity to get creative and stay organized at the same time. At CMFTO, we recommend a “less is more” approach to styling shelves for a balanced, uncluttered look — and a great backdrop for Zoom calls!
Follow these easy guidelines to design your perfect bookshelf:
Curate your books, keeping the total number to a minimum.
Keep your books neat, whether you organize them by size, color, or genre.
Consider stacking some books horizontally for variety.
Add organic materials, including plants, to the mix. Succulents are a great choice, as they’re easy to maintain and generally don’t require much light.
Personalize the space with original art and unique objects.
Limit your groupings to three items per shelf as a rule of thumb. However, if a particular piece has presence, let it stand alone.
Finally, enjoy the process! Styling your bookshelf is a fun way to personalize your space without making any long-term design commitments.