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Let's look at nursery bookshelf ideas and how to up your game when styling nursery shelves!
Nursery bookshelves are a great way to add style, texture and interest to the nursery. When designing baby's nursery, consider bringing in a few shelves, an etagere or a bookcase to the space and you'll notice that it adds instant appeal to the space.
There are many beautiful bookshelves of every type and depending on your nursery design style, you'll be able to find one that transforms the space.
Here are a few gorgeous nursery bookshelf ideas.
NURSERY BOOKSHELf IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
HOW TO STYLE A NURSERY BOOKSHELF
A well styled nursery bookshelf adds interest and a stylish touch to the baby's room. The challenge though is making the nursery bookshelves look more pulled together and curated rather than a mish mash of just clutter.
Here, we are sharing our top tips to style the nursery bookshelf so they become a focal point and give the nursery a polished look.
TIPS FOR STYLING A NURSERY BOOKSHELF: step by step
1. EMPTY THE SHELVES
Start styling the shelves by emptying out everything that's currently sitting on the shelves. By having a blank canvas to work with, you'll be able to start fresh.
2. WEED THINGS OUT
Look at the items you've gathered to style the nursery shelves and pick the items that are meaningful and décor you really want to display. Also, have a clear and consistent color palette/tone for these items to achieve a cohesive look.
3. ADD ARTWORK
Consider bringing in some beautiful artwork to add to the shelves. Placing art that leans against the shelf draws your eyes to the back and gives the illusion of depth and layering.
4. bring in DIFFERENT TEXTURES
Bring in books, magazines, potted plants and woven materials for added color and texture.
5. GROUP OBJECT BY SIZE
Now that you've edited the items and settled on items you love, it's time to group the items by size.
6. START WITH THE LARGER ITEMS
Start styling your nursery bookshelves with the larger items. Doing so allows you to create focal points on the shelves. Baskets, artwork, vases and bowls can be used to add visual weight.
7. STACK BOOKS VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY
If you are placing books on the nursery bookshelf, stack them horizontally and vertically for a visually balanced look.
8. PLACE LIKE ITEMS IN A TRIANGLE PATTERN
Once you've placed the larger items on the shelf, move on to the rest of the items. Consider placing like items in a triangle pattern. Try arranging items so there's a through line across the triangle such as a similar texture, color, object, etc. This makes the eyes wonder across the shelves and the shelves will also look more visually balanced.
9. group in odd numbers
When styling the bookshelf, try placing items in groups of odd numbers. This keeps the eyes moving across the bookshelf.
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Last Updated on October 1, 2021 by Tira Attygalla
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