I’ve seen A LOT of posts lately on social media about people showing off their styled bookshelves and sharing ideas.
Since I just moved into a new home, I thought I’d share pictures of my own bookshelf and ideas for how to style one.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that your bookshelf should reflect you. You don’t have to follow certain trends, such as faerie lights and funko pops if they don’t appeal to you. Personally, I don’t want lights that give off heat anywhere near my books.
Sort your books in a way that works for you
There are so many ways to sort books on a shelf. You can sort by color and go full rainbow, sort by genre, author, series, or be crazy like me and turn your books spine-side in to give your shelf a neutral look.
Add items that add meaning
In my opinion, a bookshelf looks better when it has more than books on it. Add in knick knacks or items that remind you of your favorite characters or hobbies. You can also add plants (fake or real,) picture frames, and candles.
One of my favorite items on my shelf is a personalized book stamper that my sister gifted me.
However you style your shelf, make sure to put your bookshelf in a place that avoids direct sunlight, which can cause fading. The shelf should also be in a relatively dry place that won’t become too humid.