I have a love-hate relationship with bookshelves.
I love their storage capability but find them difficult to decorate.
Then there is the age old issue: are they to be functional or decorative or both?
For me, filling them is NO problem, but making them look good is a different story.
I've gone through different phases...sometimes I like them monochromatic...sometimes whatever goes...sometimes sparse or jammed packed.
Then there is the book issue...facing front, facing back. Sort by color, size, topic...wrap them, bookjackets on, off...
My head just spins.
What's a girl to do?
Look for inspiration online.
Houzz is a great start.
That's where these images are from.
You can read the entire article here.
Then I found this picture on Nell Hill's Facebook page:
Mary Carol Garrity wrote:
"Bookshelves are made for more than books and that’s where I stage our family’s narrative. The narrative describes the people who live in the house and it is the charm of the home. I try to tell the story of the family by showing our taste, passions, experiences, preferences and outlook in the objects we love."
After I read her words, I knew what I was going to do:
Next post...My Lovely Bookshelves.