Displaying personal items and photographs collected via travel, passed down from family members, or scooped up in vintage stores or etsy and making sure these items don't take center stage but blend seamlessly with books.
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Varying the height of shelves, incorporating great art, and including some fun, less personal objects for color and to tone down the seriousness of the shelves.
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Laying my ever-growing collection of books every which way and letting books serve as bookends.
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Placing objects in front of those books whose spines are not-so-attractive.
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I know there are some secret stylists lurking out there - do tell me, what are your bookshelf styling tips?