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How to style your bookcase

How to style your bookcase or decorate your built in bookshelves
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So many people struggle with how to style their bookcases or shelves. One of the things I get asked often is for tips on how I style my bookcases. My entertainment center and built in bookcases are a big focal point in our home and I have had so much fun styling them. I like to change out some of the items as the seasons change too. It’s a great way to freshen up the room.

Here are my tips on how to style your bookcase.

And be sure to scroll to the bottom where I’ve linked some of my favorite items to decorate with.

1.) Start fresh – First take everything off of your shelves. Gather all of your decor from your shelves and throughout your home and put it in a pile so that you can see everything in your collection.

2.) Choose your color palette – Think about the color palette in your room and choose pieces that complement it so as to make it look cohesive. I decorate my home in natural colors like white, creams, gray, and greens to give the room an open and airy feel.

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3.) Create balance – Balance each side with items of equal proportion. You want it to look balanced, not necessarily symmetrical. But it also doesn’t need to be “matchy-matchy” which I personally think makes it look more staged.

4.) Add books – Stack them vertically as well as horizontally, with some in the center and others to the side to create a mixture. I made these custom books with our names to add a personal touch. Head to my Etsy shop to see some of my other collections or create a personalized set of your own.

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5.) Add faux or real plants – My personal favorites are either dried hydrangeas, eucalyptus and boxwood. I added little boxwood wreaths and tied them with some ribbon to decorate the doors. This is a great way to add some color. Using different sized vases and pitchers is another great way to add dimension.

6.) Use decorative trays and baskets  – Not only is this a great way to give your items a home, but it also adds different elements and textures such as metals and woods as well. I like to store blankets in some baskets on the bottom shelves to make the room a little more cozy.

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7.) Less is more – Your shelves should not look cluttered. It’s ok to leave some shelves almost bare. It makes it appear bigger.

 

Shop some of my favorite decor items below:

Baskets

Books

Boxwood Wreath

Decorative beaded garland

Decorative tray

Tiered stand

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No Sew Dropcloth Curtains

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How to style your bookcases

2 In Christmas/ decor/ farmhouse decor/ holidays

16 Items from The Hearth & Hand Holiday Line at Target you’re going to want this holiday season

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It’s officially November. Halloween is over and I am ready to start prepping for Christmas and the holiday season. As you all know, I love all things farmhouse decor, Chip & Jo and Target. In case you’ve been living under a rock, yesterday Target released their new Hearth & Hand Holiday Line and your girl is over here like “take all my money!”

Classic jammies for the whole family, holiday greenery, and a cute play kitchen complete with subway tile are a few of my favorite things.

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Here are some of the items from Chip & Jo’s holiday line that you 
HAVE TO HAVE  this holiday season. 

 

simple and classic
hearth and hand holiday line

 

Deck your railings, mantle, shelves, or use to add some greenery to your table runner

 

Because I’m obsessed with all things plaid
Hearth & Hand at Target
Only $35!
Hearth & Hand at Target
Adds a nice natural element to your Christmas greens
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Set of 8 for $12.99!
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I love the cute star embroidery and the classic black and white scheme
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I have been looking for one of these!
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 Countdown the days til the big guy comes
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Because hot cocoa, cider, coffee, or tea would taste better out of these festive mugs
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Serve your hors d’oeuvres in style
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Ordering these!
Hearth & Hand at Target
It’s tradition in our house we get matching PJ’s every year and these are only $13.99 each!
flannel plaid Christmas pajamas
To match your littles and for the perfect Christmas morning photo opp
family Christmas pajamas
Can we talk about that subway tile?
Chip & Jo toy kitchen
Because this is just too cute
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And this year, from November 1st-December 22nd, Target will be offering free two day shipping with no minimum purchase! (Have I told you how much I love this place?)

What are some of your favorite pieces?