Minimal Mondays: 5 tips for a well styled bookcase

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

As someone who likes less stuff in my house, books are hard to deal with. We seem to have books everywhere. My husband’s a writer and a collector. His father was also a collector of antique books and when he passed away we inherited numerous boxes of beautiful books. But what to do with all of them?

In a small space you need to make hard decisions about what stays and what goes. When it comes to books the same rule applies. Keep what is meaningful and donate the rest.

Here are 5 tips on how to display your books:

Place books on shelves sparingly i.e let the books breathe, don’t pack them in tightly

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

Sort by size or color

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

Mix art and other objects in with your books

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

Place books horizontally and vertically and change the direction with each shelf

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

Place conversational and coffee table books in easy reach. Remember these books should be used as well as admired.

Minimal Mondays: 5 tips to a well styled bookcase - www.scalingbackblog.com

Enjoy your books!

Michaela

Images via Domino Magazine , Better Homes and Gardens, Ann Sage, Elle Decor, and Pop Sugar

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