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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If built-in bookcases flank a fireplace or doorway, outfitting them in the same way will bring a clean, cohesive feel to the room. Here, books, artwork, and clear glass vases require minimal styling but make a big impact.

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