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A cleverly arranged bookcase can add much life, colour and vibrancy to your decor. Don't just fill your shelves. Your bookshelf speaks a lot about you. How you arrange your bookshelf shows your personality, aesthetics. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning. Once you do it, you can see the difference yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Keep It Simple. To style a bookcase to perfection, don't go overboard. Don't make it look like a Christmas tree. Resist the temptation to pack in accessories on every shelf. Keep a clean minimalist look by choosing a one-color scheme for vases and figurines, and take care to mix up shapes.
Don't make the bookshelf Carry your color scheme onto your bookshelf to give the room a sense of unity. Add woven baskets and decorative storage boxes to easily organize magazines and maintain a clean look. Get out of your conservative mindset to put books only in vertical ways. Before starting to arrange, make sure that you declutter your bookshelf. Line books, some vertically, some horizontally to break the monotony. Put your artifacts, photographs, attractive colourful boxes, figurines and the like to add life, colour and vibrancy. Add ceramics and other objects. Place family photos or small works of art against the books.And let everybody drool over your bookshelf.