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Make your Bookcase stand out!

Reclaimed Wooden Bookcases

Bookcases, somewhere typically used to simply store books, can lack wow-factor. But by dressing your beautiful oak bookcase in the right way, you can make your shelves the conversation piece of the room!

There is, of course, no set formula to dressing a bookcase. The best thing to do before you start is to collect pieces which compliment each other and play around until you find an overall composition to be proud of. 

Large Bespoke Reclaimed Wood Bookcase
Once you have created the showcase, it is certain to become a feature, helping to create a luxurious finish and enhance the ambience of the room. However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when going about decorating your new reclaimed bookcase

One of the best ways to start your design is to create a foundation by placing larger books and decorations at the bottom of the shelves. Starting at the bottom and working your way up is also a fantastic way of making sure you create balance. 

It is also important to think about finding items which go well with the rest of your colour scheme and decor so that you create a style which pops but which doesn’t look misplaced. You may even like to think about the style of the bookcase. The more open, modern style of our Oak Ladder Bookcases will look beautiful with plants or succulents to add colour. They also look divine with glass and silver pieces which catch the light and add a little sparkle to your room. 

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase
To really make your design pop, try to create dimension. You can put anything on your shelves from candles and photo frames to table lamps but varying the heights of books and decorations will make your display look more interesting. You could even stack beautiful coffee table books rather than lining them up to add texture. 

Finally, one of the most important things to remember is not to over accessorise. Stepping back every now and again to make sure it doesn’t look cluttered is important; playing around with colour coordinating books will create a more sleek and sophisticated design and will also help to ensure your design doesn’t look jumbled.  

To view our beautiful selection of bookcases at Modish Living, please visit our website. For more inspiration or for any questions, please contact us.

Charlotte Blackmore

Charlotte Blackmore, Blog Editor

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