22 Ways to Arrange Your Shelves
Find inspiration for your own shelves and bookcases in these great photos.
Use empty picture frames to create visually striking geometric patterns against a wall.
A cleverly arranged bookcase can be as pretty as a window view.
Borrow a trick from interior designers: Inside a bookcase, use paint that’s a couple shades deeper than the room color.
For maximum pop, try arranging the shelves with solid-colored items, like white ironwork or a vibrant vase.
Imagine living room shelves as display space for your favorite books, photographs, and family heirlooms.
Give bathroom shelves an organized look by grouping together like-colored towels.
Use labeled boxes to house odds and ends without a home.
Shelve items by type―pots on one level, books on another―for a systematic look to your kitchen.
A simple arrangement of classics has the order and stateliness of a library.
Style a bookcase with unexpected items, like an eye-catching antique or a porcelain statue.
Ordinary items collected in glass jars make an arresting still-life.
Organizing a colorful collection of found objects makes an offbeat (and inexpensive) alternative to wall art.
Even just a few striking objects can create a visually interesting display.
There’s no rule saying that everything has to match. Though these letters vary in look, they work together because they are alike in essence.
Want to make a bold statement? Let paint do the talking for you.
Open shelves and steel hardware give a room contemporary flair.
Whitewashed shelves and conch-shell book stoppers feel as restful and airy as the seaside.
Hang a chalkboard inside sliding doors for extra playtime fun (or to log your children’s TV time).
Use a furry friend to keep your child’s favorite reads in place.
Use inexpensive baskets to provide catchall space for sundries.
Divvy up cubbies among your kids and allow them to arrange their belongings as they see fit―so long as it’s neat!