Ask a Designer: How Can I Show My Books And not using a Bookshelf?

Ask a Designer: How Can I Show My Books And not using a Bookshelf?

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We requested native designer Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs for her recommendation:

“Books are a good way to type an area. Under, a couple of of my favourite adorning methods:

“Flip them on their sides: Books don’t must all the time be upright on bookshelves. As an alternative, allow them to function a stand for different ornamental objects.

Ask a Designer: How Can I Show My Books And not using a Bookshelf?
Photograph by Jenn Verrier Images for Mira Jean Designs.

“Stack them by dimension: Go from largest on the underside to the smallest on high to add visible curiosity to a mantle or tabletop

Photograph by Peggy Cormary Images for Mira Jean Designs.

“Create a bookshelf: You don’t must have a bookcase to show your books. A pair of ornamental bookends can create a pop-up bookshelf show anyplace you’d like, even on a bed room dresser. 

Photograph by Peggy Cormary Images for Mira Jean Designs.
Photograph by Peggy Cormary Images for Mira Jean Designs.

“One in all my favourite bookshelves for displaying books is from Design Inside Attain. It’s dynamic, too: You’ll be able to rotate every shelf, and it is available in a number of colours. (My favourite is pineapple.)

Picture through Design Inside Attain.

“Final however not least, I additionally love these Tee Books cabinets if you might be in search of a technique to create ebook storage with out taking on a lot area. (One observe: The cabinets usually are not very deep—simply shy of six inches—so assume small paperbacks, hardbacks, and youngsters’ books.)”

This response has been edited and condensed.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian

Dwelling & Options Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. She’s written for The Washington Put up, Backyard & Gun, Exterior Journal, Washington Metropolis Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Initially from North Carolina, she now lives in Del Ray.