Here's a refresher of how the bookshelf is looking from my playroom plans post. We've added a new chair since this picture, but the rest is still mostly the same.
book ledges, but we still have a bunch of books left on the bookshelf. I am a teacher, after all! Ha! :) I've been scouring Pinterest for ideas on how to style a bookshelf that actually has...wait for it...books. Ha! There's so many beautifully styled bookshelves out there, but if you look closely, a lot of them only have a couple books. Our house is way too small to use up a perfectly good bookshelf exclusively for cutesy things, so I need to find a way to style the shelves while have them pack a bunch of book storage.
Here's some inspiration I've gathered! **Please remember to pin from the original sources.**
via Young House Love
via Pure Home
I like how the books are stacked in alternating directions and the layered on accessories here!
Kelly has a great guide to styling bookshelves that actually contain books! I love how she created groups of books by color!
I love how clean and airy Melissa's shelves look, while still packing a punch of color!
I love the idea of storing some books out on the shelf and some tucked away in baskets. It breaks it up a bit and makes it look less cluttered.
Hope these inspired you as much as they did me!