Styling A Bookshelf!

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For those who don’t know me personally, my husband is an amazing carpenter. He owns a Murphy Wallbed business and he is the guy behind all the building and designing.  He built a Murphy bed for our guest room, with a bookshelf on one side. And as soon as it was up I started decorating it. I sat in front of that bookcase for a good half of my Sunday morning, with a pile of books and random stuff on the floor. I pulled things from other rooms, and rearranged and changed it up, until it looked just right.
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Many people are scared of bookshelves, because to make it look right you have to follow so many rules. I stick to just 5 simple ones:

1. Have a color palette

2. Arrange books both vertically and horizontally

3. Incorporate artwork

4. Display something

5. Layer objects

That’s it! It’s actually really easy. As you can see I kept my color palette black and white, but added…

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