How To Use Your Bookshelf as Effective Storage and Decor

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It's easy to just throw all of the books you have into a general area and watch them pile up. Why not break the habit and display your collection in a stylish and storage-friendly manner? These storage tips will make it easy for you to transform your personal library into a functional and decorative storage space.

Make it Functional
Some books will undoubtedly be more important to you than others, so why not prioritize them! Separate your books in a way that makes those select books much more accessible than the rest of them.
Once you've done that, you can then begin to add some style to your bookshelf. There are many different ways that you can organize your books, but one that can be avoided is a monotonous row. Some ways that you can do this would be organizing books by size, positioning them horizontally as opposed to vertically, and using storage boxes to add a personal touch of style.

Highlight the Things You Love
Continuing on the personal touches, here are the time to display items that are true representations of you and your life. Whether you are displaying a family photo or a gold medal, these sentimental pieces will draw attention to your newly organized bookshelf.

Make it Beautiful
Let your bookshelf make a lasting impression by adding some style to it. Painting your bookshelf, backing it with wallpaper, and pairing similar books together are just a few ways that you can do this. This is another way to let your personality really be put on display. If you have a collection of books have relatively neutral colored covers, you could use a bold patterned wallpaper to make your books stand out.

These are just a few simple ways to upgrade your bookshelf in a way that makes your collection a decorative piece of your home while also serving as an effective storage unit.