Wednesday, February 23, 2022

One of the dilemmas we face when moving to a smaller space is what to do with the things we love and can't bear to get rid of. 

We all have decorative items and books that and those things take up precious space. 

That is when a bookshelf can really be the answer.

Bookcases tend to draw the eye upward and can be customized to fit any decor. 

A fabric lining really adds punch to this custom piece.

white bookcase with fabric backing
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Bookshelves, which can be used to frame a window can either be built-in or can give the appearance of built-ins.

They are also great space savers when used under a window.

bookshelves under a window

Bookshelves don't have to be used strictly for books. I love them in a bathroom. (I'm sort of coveting that shower curtain)

bathroom bookshelves

There are so many styles of bookshelves.

ladder style

white ladder style bookshelf

industrial style

industrial style bookshelf

tree style

tree style bookshelf

retro cabinet style

retro cabinet style bookcase

corner style

corner bookshelves

Do you have creative ways that you use bookshelves in your home?

how to create space with bookshelves

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  1. Laura these are wonderful ideas. I love that stackable book holder by the bed. That is pretty cool. Happy Wednesday. xoxo Kris

  2. I have a charming built in bookshelf in our living room. It's filled with treasures and I love peeking at them every now and then.

  3. Wonderful ideas for bookcases. I love the idea of adding paper or fabric. We are having a little chilly weather this week. Next week, it will warm up again. Happy Wednesday. xo Linda

  4. I love the use of shelves too! They are so necessary. My craftroom has bookshelves wall to wall just about. There's a little wall space in between but not much! They are totally full of craft supplies, papers, fabric and notebooks. I have one in one of my bathrooms also, which I use for towels and a few trinkets that bring me joy. My living room has a bookshelf also, plus a hutch in the dining room that is all shelves which I love! Can't do without them! Marilyn

  5. Bookcases and shelves are my best friends! I love how you can swap out the items in them and make them look totally different.


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