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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Living Large
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Living Large

Floor-to-ceiling built-in cases provide a sizeable storage space for books, CDs, and records in a family room—without looking messy. By varying shelf height and reserving a few shelves for vases, bowls or other other decorative, you can avoid an overly-cluttered appearance.

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