A Place For Your Brilliant Books (of the Week)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Maybe in my dreams... there's major drama in these bookshelves set back behind archways. From Elle Decor.

A place for everything, and everything in its place. There's really no excuse for having books strewn about your home when they (who "they" is, I don't know, but I thank "them") long ago created a piece of furniture with the sole purpose of holding... your books! Bookshelves can be small or large, simple or ornate, minimal or jam-packed. You can have just books, add knick knacks, show off art, or display your drool-worthy Jimmy Choo collection. Make them as stylish as they are practical. They don't even have to be expensive. Try Ikea shelves with invisible brackets topped with a few coffee table books and cool souveniers from your far-flung travels for a minimal, modern look. Spring is upon us (at least in the South it is) and it's time to get to cleaning! Start with something easy and get your books in one place. These pictures will help you along your way.

This would work well in an entry way. Books add some interest to an otherwise simply industrial piece. From Domino.

Place some art in the back of the shelf as well as the front. From Domino.

Minimalism at its best and an easy DIY project. From Elle Decor.

Arranging books by color will instantly draw eyes. From Vogue Living.

Use every inch of precious space by wrapping shelves around your fireplace. From Elle.

Frame favorite pictures and postcards and lean them against books in front. A simple way to punch up plain shelves. From Elle Decor.

Bigger art works over several shelves, too. From Domino.

No place for shelves? Make your coffee table pull double duty. Artfully arrange books and knick knacks on a double shelf table. From Domino.

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