5 Ways to Rethink the Bookshelf

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Not that there’s anything wrong with the classic bookshelf overflowing with your favorite books, but, bookshelves can be used for so much more! Bookshelves are a versatile storage solution.

Start with the Update

Before placing the bookshelf in your home to use as your new storage solution, consider giving it a makeover. What’s the accent color in the room your placing the unit? Paint the bookshelf to match! You can also add mirrors or a printed wallpaper to make the shelves pop.

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From HGTV.com
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From House Beautiful

 

 

Now it’s time to rethink your bookshelf!

1. Display Art

Are you an art collector? Maybe you’re an artist yourself! The obvious choice for displaying art is hanging it on the walls, but a bookshelf provides a unique way to display your favorite pieces. Take advantage of the shelves and experiment with spacing. You can even hang art on the frame of the bookshelf to play with visual lines. Combine both art and books for sophisticated focal point of your home. 

 

From TheNest.com  https://www.thenest.com/content/5-unconventional-display-art
From TheNest.com

 

2. House Your Plants

Place your potted plants on a bookshelf and create a wall of greenery. Throw in a few colorful vases and flowers, and have you’re very own secret garden inside. Prefer to keep nature outside? A bookshelf that is treated to withstand the outdoors is a charming addition to any garden  – whether it’s in a yard or on an apartment balcony. 

From Decoist.Com http://www.decoist.com/decorating-modern-bookshelves/potted-plants-on-wall-mounted-bookcases/
From Decoist.Com

 

3. Show Off Your Collections

Are you an avid collector of something? Don’t hide your prized collection in a box. Display it with pride on a bookshelf! PlushRugs Designer Hollie uses a bookshelf to showcase her collection of colorful antique radios. 

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Hollie’s Radio Collection!

 

 

4. Contain The Closet

Need to get your closet under control? A bookshelf can be very helpful! It’s a perfect place for shoes that allows you to easily see your selection and choose the perfect pair. 

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ikea-billy-bookcase-shoe-storage-210650
From Apartment Therapy

5. Create Cocktails

Tend your own in-home bar! This fun DIY project is the perfect solution for storing and displaying your glasses, decanters, wine bottles and more! We suggest even adding a bit of lighting to reflect off the glass.

From Apartment Therapy
From Apartment Therapy

 

 

 Finally, finish of your Bookshelf Rethink Project by pairing your new storage solution with the perfect rug from PlushRugs.Com! ;) 

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