Howdy . . .
Having recently been to markets I have seen all sorts of clever and new ideas. So looking forward to incorporating new things into upcoming installs. We designers do get bored of the same ole thing and want to have each project we do be fresh and unique.
I love this . . and what took so long to think of it !
There's a talent to accessorizing bookcases . . they can make such an impact if done correctly !
My tips for a stylish bookcase . . .
One . The key is in the layering. From front to back adding elements of various heights. Don't forget you can move the shelves around . . . taking some out, or moving to tighten them up.
Two . Mix in similar colors to include the spines of your books (and please save the paperbacks for shelves with doors - not so pretty). Try books horizontally with a piece of pottery or a frame on top. You can use your horizontal books as "bookends" for your vertical ones.
Three. Similar frames and keep them large. You should keep those frames in similar styles and color. Now this is all me, but I like either all back and white or all color photos, not mixed together. I also like to be able to see those photographs at a distance, save the small pictures for a coffee table book or album.
Four. Mix in art, propped or hung on the back wall.
Five. Paint or paper the back of your bookcase for a contrast.
Six. Add a lamp or two but please hide those cords.
Bookcases can be such a statement !