Mass-produced bookshelves. We’ve all got them, don’t we? (If your answer is “no,” I applaud you…and then turn to the rest of the world whose answer is the opposite.) There’s nothing wrong with a standard bookshelf per se – it holds books and treasures, makes things easily accessible, provides structure and storage. Those are all good things. However, the problem lies in the fact that they tend to be so…well…generic. Sterile. Devoid of personality or detail.
Never fear! I encourage you to keep these bookshelves in your home; you may simply make modest changes to customize them; thereafter, your sense of style will shine! Consider these ideas to get you started:
Unexpected Presentation – Granted, the traditional bookshelf is set upon the floor and filled with books. Period. That’s why I love this askew take on bookshelves! Hung diagonally, as you see here, or even mounted partway up the wall, your shelf will break the mold of “typical” and set your space apart. I think this arrangement, with the television mounted overtop a series of diagonal bookshelves, is particularly enchanting.