12 Tips for Styling Bookshelves

Just because it's functional doesn't mean it has to be boring—turn your bookshelves into a chic showcase for novels, collectibles and travel finds.

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Shelf Life
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Shelf Life

Rather than traditional door-and-hinge cabinets, consider open shelving for your kitchen. The open-air look lends a more relaxed feel. Designate the higher, less accessible shelves for displaying collectibles or knickknacks picked up from your travels.

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