So, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I recently chatted about a crazy awesome opportunity to hang out at West Elm here in Grand Rapids over the weekend. And by hang out I mean gather a group of my friends, family, and followers and talk about how to style bookcases and coffee tables! It was a pinch me moment. So HUGE thank you to Kristen over at West Elm for inviting me and giving us the warmest welcome.
Now let’s talk about those bookcases!
I’m going to give you a cliff’s notes version of our little chat to give you some tips and tricks for an easy-no-fail-guide to style a simple bookcase.
So, we started with this bookcase from West Elm.
Essential Bookcase Item #1: Decorative Elements
This is where you’re personality and color palette can really shine. Choose items that vary in size, texture, and shape. This is the most important element of the bookcase and why I chose it first. I rounded up items that I used for this styling and substituted those not available online. I’ll show you how I used these throughout the bookcase.